Who We Are

The Izaak Walton League of America – Rockville Chapter is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to “Conservation, Education, Recreation.”

Founded in 1933 in Rockville, our chapter is now based on our scenic grounds amid Seneca Creek State Park, between Gaithersburg and Germantown. We’re a diverse organization committed to a common-sense approach toward protecting our natural heritage and enjoying the great outdoors. We’re one of more than 250 chapters in the Izaak Walton League of America, an organization formed in 1922 to save the nation’s wild lands for future generations.

The league was named for the 17th century author of The Compleat Angler, a classic book that captures the art and spirit of fishing. As one of the nation’s earliest conservation groups, the Izaak Walton League of America has worked to restore watersheds, promote clean energy, protect wildlife habitat and instill conservation ethics in outdoor recreationists.