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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

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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 Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
Founded in 1922, the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is one of the four oldest chapters still active in the nation. We’re part of one of America’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 member of the Des Moines Chapter of the League today!

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


You’ll receive or chapter newsletter with news, stories, and events; Plus chapter updates as they happen!

Des Moines Ikes Update: Visitation and Funeral Mass for Joseph Raymond (Joe) Gavin July 22 & 23 in St. Marys, Iowa

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! 

Come out to PLAY CASH PRIZE BINGO and check out our new Bingo Boards! Every Wednesday, at the Des Moines Izaak Walton League, 4343 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Park Avenue and George Flagg Pkwy, North of Jethro’s. Doors open at 5pm and play begins at 5:45. Cards begin at $10; Early and Late Bird Cards $3, Jackpot Blackout Cards $1. Doors open at 5 and play begins at 5:45. LOTS of Games, including Double or Twin Bingo, Crazy L, Four Corners, plus the Jackpot Black Out Special and more! Beverages and Snacks, including burgers and personal pizzas, will be available too! Bring your friends and family! The more players the bigger the jackpot!

Join us July 21st for our Outdoor Flea Market, we have great shopping, concessions, and great conversation!! Vintage items, Antiques, Clothes, Doggie Treats, Toys, and more!!!

The Des Moines Ikes Annual Sweet Corn Feed is back Tuesday, July 30, 2024! ENJOY ALL THE DELICIOUS IOWA SWEET CORN YOU CAN EAT at the Des Moines Ikes clubhouse 4343 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines 50321 (Park Avenue and George Flagg Pkwy, across from Jethro’s BBQ Southside) We’ll be serving from 4 to 7pm! Admission is just $12 for Adults and $6 for kids 10 and under! Admission includes these Additional Tasty Menu Items: Bratwurst; Potato Salad; Watermelon; Ice Tea, Lemonade or Coffee (Extra Menu Items May Be Purchased). EVERYONE INVITED and EVERYONE WELCOME! Dine inside our air-conditioned Chapterhouse! THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

Upcoming Events
  • August 6, 2024: Des Moines Izaak Walton League Annual Meeting. Presidents Report, updates and officer elections.
  • August 20, 2024: Michael Anderson, IDNR Sr. Environmental Engineer on Water Availability in Iowa and more!
  • Saturday, September 28, 2024: Des Moines Izaak Walton League Iowa Outdoor Expo! This year it will be held on the Ikes grounds with free admission, parking and lots of fun activities for kids! Volunteers are needed and there will be a sign up sheet at the ticket counter.
  • October 1, 2024: Bees, bees, bees! Andy Joseph, State Apiarist with The Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship.

General Manager

Officers 2023/2024
President: Doug Pooch
1st VP: Curtis Cokeley
2nd VP: Bud Hartley
Secretary: Christine Curry
Treasurer: Richard “Bo” Galloway
Honorary President: Joe Gavin

Directors 2023/2024
Michael Delaney
Bob Jackson
Mike O’Deay
Shane O’Malley
Kerry Petersen
Mark Pranger

Contact Us

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