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. We are a diverse organization committed to a common-sense approach toward protecting our natural heritage and enjoying the great outdoors.
The Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) was formed in 1922 to save the nation’s wild lands for future generations. 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.
The IWLA mission statement is:
“to conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization”.
Our Chapter is Powered by Volunteers
Our members and their guests have 51+ acres and MANY activities to enjoy. The vast majority of maintaining our grounds and providing those activities is done by our member volunteers.
We share details about our activities in our Chapter newsletter, on our Google group, on our Calendar—and by word of mouth. We encourage all members–whether new or long-time—to “make the time” and get involved. There is always something that needs to be done and we rely on our members to take the lead and make it happen. Other members are always willing to help and to share their expertise. We are confident that you will find it a very rewarding experience.
Announcements, Activities and Events
On Monday, January 20, Seneca Valley TU (SVTU) in partnership with IWLA-R will hold fly tying classes. If you have wanted to learn how to tie a fly come join us. SVTU provides everything you need. All we need is you!
For those who have never tied a fly, or want to refresh skills, the first class is an "introduction" where we teach the basics of putting thread on a hook and tying a simple fly.
Classes will be at the upper level of the chapter house starting at 7:00 p.m.
Chapter Membership Meetings
Our General Membership Meetings are the first Friday of each month at our Chapter House where we introduce new Chapter Members, conduct Chapter business, and typically have an interesting speaker. The agenda is as follows:
- 6:00 p.m. Range Safety Training is conducted
- 7:00 p.m. Enjoy dinner before the meeting when a Member volunteer normally provides a great meal at a nominal cost
- 8:00 p.m. General Membership meeting starts
Chapter Officers and Directors