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The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America

The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America

Izaak Walton League – A Century of Conservation Leadership

Over the past 100 years, the Izaak Walton League of America has been an extraordinary champion and defender of the nation’s soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife. In this short video, learn about our history of conservation leadership and how you can join us in our second century of success. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.

About the Izaak Walton League of America
Founded in 1922, the Izaak Walton League is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected conservation organizations. With a powerful grassroots network of more than 250 local chapters nationwide, the League takes a common-sense approach toward protecting our country’s natural heritage and improving outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans. We invite you to learn about our work and to join us in supporting important conservation initiatives in your community.

Help us protect America’s outdoors. Become a League member today!

Des Moines Chapter House
4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa, 50321
(515) 244-3773


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Meetings are held every Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner is served until 6:30 p.m., with programs starting at 6:45 p.m. There are lots of great programs and delicious meals coming up on Tuesdays at the Chapter House! Check out our Menus and Programs page to find out more!

Join ISU’s Dr. Adam Janke as he explores current challenges and opportunities in wildlife conservation in Iowa by telling stories of the heartbreak, headaches, and hope he finds in his work and the work of others in Iowa to conserve wildlife and wildlife habitat. Adam Janke is a wildlife biologist, associate professor, and extension educator at Iowa State University where he teaches and conducts research on wildlife conservation in Iowa. Admission to the program at 6:45 is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30, with an open bar. Dinner is available and service begins at 6.

Join us Saturday, December 17, 2022 for the Des Moines Ikes Indoor Flea Market and Auction! Featuring Collectibles, Outdoor Gear and More! 9 am to 4:30 pm inside the Des Moines Izaak Walton League (Park Avenue and George Flagg Pkwy, across from Jethro’s BBQ Southside), with set up at beginning at 7:30 am. FREE Admission! Chow down on a Pancake Breakfast from 9 am – 11 am, then Burgers and Brats for lunch from 11:30 am – 1 pm. We’ll have the bar open from 11:30 am – 3 pm, with football on TV too! The Auction begins at 3, with Neil Hamilton as our auctioneer! Auction items should be worth $25 or more. Mark the price you want on each item. Sale price over your “reserve” goes to the Des Moines Ikes as a tax deductible donation. If you have questions contact Mike Delaney at 515-339-0438.

Coming Attractions

December 13, 2022: Des Moines Izaak Walton League Christmas Party!

Officers 2022/2023
President: Doug Pooch
1st VP: Mike O’Deay
2nd VP: Bud Hartley
Secretary: Christine Curry
Treasurer: Richard “Bo” Galloway
Honorary President: Tom Holm

Directors 2022/2023

Curtis Cokeley
Michael Delaney
Joe Gavin
Kerry Petersen
Mark Pranger

General Manager

Tawnya McCourtney

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4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, Iowa 50321   ·   Phone 515-244-3773   ·   Email