Indiana Division, Izaak Walton League of America

The Izaak Walton League of America is an environmental and outdoor recreation organization founded in 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. The group is named after Izaak Walton, the “father of fly fishing.”[1] The league was involved in getting the Clean Water Act of 1972 and the  National Forest Management Act of 1976 passed. [2] The image below comes from the Indiana Division of the Izaak Walton League, one of the many regional divisions of the organization. The Indiana Division has about 5,000 members and has worked on a variety of projects including[3]:

  1. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  2. Hoosier National Forest
  3. Boundary Waters Wildlife Wilderness Campaign
  4. Indiana Remains Nuclear-Free
  5. Nature Preserves Act
  6. Grand Kankakee – Path To Restoration
  7. Indiana’s Wabash River
  8. Indiana Natural, Scenic and Recreational Rivers Act
  9. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, National Elk Refuge
  10. Phosphorous Ban
  11. Patoka Refuge

The pamphlet below contains some 1966 resolutions from the Indiana Division.

Izaak Walton League (May 1966)

Izaak Walton League (May 1966)

 

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izaak_Walton_League

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izaak_Walton_League

[3] http://www.in-iwla.org/history/history.htm