“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation is a cause that has no end. There is no point at which we will say our work is finished.
In our attempt to make conservation easy,
we have made it trivial.
– Aldo Leopold
Water has become a highly precious resource.
There are some places where a barrel of water
costs more than a barrel of oil.
– Lloyd Axworthy
In all things of nature
there is something of the marvelous
“Only if we understand, can we care.
Only if we care, we will help.
Only if we help, we shall be saved.
– Jane Goodall
The Izaak Walton League was founded in Chicago in 1922 to save outdoor America for future generations. The League’s founders were avid anglers and named the organization after the 17th-century author of The Compleat Angler, a classic book about the art and spirit of fishing.
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.
The Izaak Walton League pledge:
“To strive for the purity of water, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of the land and its resources; to know the beauty and understanding of nature and the value of wildlife, woodlands, and open space; to the preservation of this heritage and to man’s sharing in it;
“I pledge myself as a member of the Izaak Walton League of America.”