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The Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) was founded in 1922 as a national conservation organization of hunters, anglers, and other conservation-minded outdoor enthusiasts who work through volunteer, community-based action and education programs to ensure the sustainable use of America's natural resources.
The Bush Lake Chapter was started in 1931, focused on protecting fish & wildlife habitat and water quality in the Minnesota River Valley and the area's contributing watersheds.
Our chapter continues this rich legacy today, raising awareness of the importance of issues such as reducing stormwater runoff impacts on water quality, increasing groundwater / aquifer conservation, improving habitat corridors, and more. We advocate for beneficial projects and wise policy that address these issues.
Our chapter hosts public forums on conservation issues, provides scholarships to college students in environmental fields, provides outdoor learning opportunities for youth, and provides classes for homeowners to practice conservation in the home and in the yard, with Water Smart Landscaping.
Other recent activities include: