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Chapter Conservation Activities

Chapter pond

The primary mission of the Izaak Walton League of America is to provide leadership in the conservation of woodlands, wildlife, water, and related natural resources. The Arlington-Fairfax Chapter, Inc., IWLA conservation program has established the following objectives:

  • To preserve natural areas for the benefit of chapter members and our community
  • To provide sufficient natural habitats for wildlife
  • To ensure the survival of native plants and animals
  • To enhance chapter property for fishing, camping and outdoor recreation
  • To improve environmental quality
  • To promote environmental responsibility through education

Work toward these goals is conducted year-round through both formal and informal efforts.

  • Formal efforts
    • IWLA Save Our Streams Water Monitoring
    • Virginia Adopt a Highway
    • Cub Run Stream Valley Park Volunteer Team
    • Northern Virginia Plant Native Species Program
    • Chapter Environmental Management System
  • Informal efforts
    • Chapter members maintaining the property
      • Food plots
      • Bee hives
      • Woodland areas
    • Scouting projects
    • Community Partnerships

Chapter conservation activities are closely coordinated with ARL-FX IWLA Buildings and Grounds committee, as well as, all of the other chapter operations to establish project priorities, evaluate the environmental impact of chapter improvement projects, ensure compliance with applicable regulations, and identify available resources.

Chapter members with a background in conservation or environmental sciences are encouraged to contribute their expertise in support of the Chapter conservation program.

For more information about Conservation activities including upcoming projects and volunteer opportunities at the chapter, please contact the Director of Conservation, Jonathan Bukva at