W. J. McCabe Chapter

Defenders of soil, air, woods, water and wildlife

Check out the new billboard put up by Prove It First Coalition. It's on I-35 heading south from Hinckley.

Prove It First Coalition seeks commonsense protection for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Lake Superior.

is a multi-use waterway enabling the public to experience the St. Louis River Estuary amidst the urban landscape of the Twin Ports. The SLRE National Water Trail map includes 11 routes for paddlers of all skill levels and abilities and is intended for various watercraft use. By providing access to wild space in an urban area, the National Water Trail enables more people an opportunity to build their own memories and relationships to the St. Louis River.

Fishing on the Brule River in Judge Magney State Park. Drew Magnuson @mc_drewber

Our monthly programs are now online!

They are the 3rd Wednesday of the month, September through May. Normally, they are in Room S-260 at Lake Superior College. Our programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Rich Staffon: (218) 879-3186.

Ike's Concerns Re: Excessive Timber Harvest on Wildlife Management Areas

The Izaak Walton League is very concerned that the management of our Minnesota State Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) is now driven more by financial considerations than sound biological/ecological science that protects the broad spectrum of wildlife distributed across Minnesota.

Check out our discussion Here.

Here's how you can get involved today!

The W.J. McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is a grassroots environmental organization that has worked for decades to protect the natural resources of Duluth and greater Minnesota.

The Izaak Walton League was founded in 1922 to conserve outdoor America for future generations, and remains one of the nation's oldest and most respected conservation organizations.

The League's 54 founders, who were avid anglers, named the organization after Izaak Walton, the 17th century author of The Compleat Angler, a classic book about the art and spirit of fishing. We are one of the earliest conservation organizations to set an aggressive course to defend wild America by changing public policy. Almost every major, successful conservation program that America has in place today can be traced directly to a League activity or initiative.

You can join us in protecting America's outdoors by becoming a member. You will help to support the important conservation and advocacy work of the League and receive additional member benefits.

Minnesota Birding Update - Here is a link to a bunch of information and beautiful pictures on winter birding opportunities provided by Explore Minnesota:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNEXPLORE/bulletins/2ad5952.

Sparky Stensaas

218-341-3350 thesparkygroup@gmail.com

Izaak Walton League Member 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.

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Teddy Roosevelt