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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
Meetings and programs at the Des Moines Ikes will resume Tuesday, June 9! We’ll be observing social distancing requirements, so dinner service will look a little different, along with table spacing and number of seats per table. It will be great to get back together and we’re looking forward to seeing everybody!
Donate Your Carp at the Des Moines Ikes to Support SOAR!
Saturday June 13, noon to 2 p.m.
Even though CarpFEST 2020 has been cancelled you can still donate your fresh or frozen carp to assist SOAR (Saving Our Avian Resources) in feeding the birds and raptors they rehab and release back into the wild! Just drop off your carp at the Des Moines Izaak Walton League on Saturday June 13 from noon to 2 p.m. Who ever brings in the longest length of fish will receive an Annual DSM Izaak Walton League membership! We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you in 2021 when we resume our tournament! If you have questions please call 515-971-2924.
SIGN UP FOR THE DES MOINES IKE via EMAIL!
You’ll receive an expanded newsletter with more news, stories, and events; Plus chapter updates as they happen!
Save Our StreamsThe Izaak Walton League’s Save Our Streams (SOS) program helps people just like you check water quality in local creeks and streams. Share your findings with the League, and we can get a clear picture of water quality across the country – the first step in crafting water quality solutions that work. We can also help you restore your stream to good health.
- Stream Selfie – Say “hello” to Stream Selfie! Show us your favorite stream and help us map streams across America.
- Winter Salt Watch – Protect your streams by safely curbing road salt use. Our Winter Salt Watch program will show you how!
- Monitoring 101 – You don’t need a background in science or expensive equipment to be a volunteer stream monitor. We’ll show you how to get started.
- SOS Equipment – Test the quality of your neighborhood streams today. Check our equipment list to see if you have what you need to get started.
Weekly Meetings and Programs
Meetings are held every Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner is served until 7 p.m., with programs starting at 7 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!
President: Richard “Bo” Galloway
1st VP: Mike O’Deay
2nd VP: Bud Hartley
Secretary: Doug Pooch
Treasurer: Craig Rogers
Past Pres: Joe Gavin
Honorary President: E.M. (Mel) Hrubetz
Robert Jackson Sr.