What's New at Izaak?
Izaak Walton will be hosting it's 75th Annual Feather Party on Wednesday, November 18th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
Tickets are $10.00. Tickets can be used for food and drinks.
The Feather Party is an annual fundraiser with door prizes, raffles, 50/50s, tipboards and turkey give-away! It's always a great time.
Mail in your tickets! More tickets available at the door.
We're happy to say our clean-up party this past Saturday was a big success. The team managed to clear all overgrowth on the south side of Pond 1. The nuisance, smothering vegetation of focus was oriental bittersweet, honeysuckle and vines. We freed up several good native trees, like the 3 big sycamores, some oaks and a redbud, amongst a few others.
The IKES board thoroughly thanks all participants and members for their efforts in keeping the IKES clean and serene. We hope to see you at the IKES soon.
The Fishing and Outdoor Recreation Committee (FORC) are organizing a pond area clean-up day for the Izaak Walton League. Cleaning up the ponds will really help everyone enjoy the beautiful Fall weather at Izaak.
When: Saturday, October 24 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: 20400 Darden Road, South Bend, IN 46637 (meet at the lower ponds)
We will also be providing free food and drinks for a cookout to all those willing to donate their time. Any amount of help would be appreciated!
Equipment will be provided and all ages welcome.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nick Kanczuzewski at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joel Bowers at 574-339-9688 or email@example.com
Today we stocked the ponds (10-15-15) at IWL. The fish stocked were fathead minnows, wipers (hybrid white bass-striped bass), channel catfish, and sterile grass carp.
Thank you to Nick Kanczuzewski, Joel Bowers, and Kenson Kanczuzewski for planning the fishing stocking; Nick Kanczuzewski for ordering the fish and supervising the fish delivery; and to Nick Kanczuzewski and Logistick, Inc., for the generous donation to help pay for the fish. Good job guys.
The Izaak Walton League Archery members will be hosting a "Learn to Shoot Thursdays" on November 5, 12, and 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm.
The shoot is free to Izaak Walton members and $5 to the public. The shoot will take place indoors at the Izaak Walton League club house located at 20400 Darden Rd.
The event is open to all ages and genders. Equipment will be provided.
Instruction will be provided by John Smith, 4-time national champion Lora Smith, national champion Bob Webb, and two-time national champion Joe Kapp. It's an exciting opportunity that you won't want to miss!
We will return to having our monthly Izaak Walton chapter dinners this Wednesday
We welcome Ms. Jeanne Romero-Severson, biological science professor from the University of Notre Dame to the IKES on Wednesday, Sept. 16th.
Ms. Romero-Severson will discuss (in terms we can understand) the quantitative and population
genetics of trees. Her program builds itself on accumulated knowledge to study the genetics of natural populations, from the native forest trees of Eastern North America to beneficial seed dynamics. Her research focuses on genetic structure, genetic variation and population
dynamics. We now have the genetic data that can be used for both natural forest trees and cultivated nut trees alike.
Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M. Program starts at 7:30 P.M.
Menu: City Chicken with the trimmings
Cost: $9 for adults and FREE Hot Dogs 12 and under!
Call in your reservations by Tues Sept. 15th by 10 A.M.
Join us for everyone's favorite event of the year. Izaak Walton will be hosting the 30th Annual Hog Roast!
As has become tradition, the Whistle Pigs will playing live music. The Whistle Pigs play a variety of classic rock and really put on a great show. The event is Saturday, August 15 and starts at 6:00 pm with the band starting at 7:30.
The entry fee is $5 to support the cost of the band (free entrance if you're an Izaak member!). Food is $10/plate. Drinks will be available for an extra charge. We will have the usual grilled corn on the cob, sides, and of course slow-cooked hog!
Everyone of all ages is welcome.
We welcome Mr. TJ Kanczuzewski, president of Inovateus Solar and Mr. Tyler Kanczuzewski, president of IRNA (Indiana Renewable Energy Association) to the IKES on Wednesday, May 20th. The pair will describe in detail the impact and benefits that solar energy and other renewable resources has on our environment.
Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M. program starts at 7:30 P.M.
Menu: tender pork chops with the trimmings
Cost: $9 adults $6 12 and under
Call in your reservations by Mon. May 18th at 272-3660
After 5 years on the old website, it was finally time to make a change. The site was running slowly and it was difficult to maintain, similar to a salmon swimming up stream. Everything should be much faster now and also provide better smartphone and tablet support!
Izaak Walton, a nature park in South Bend, IN, provides a great habitat for wildlife. We've collected some of our favorite pictures from around the park and put them into a slideshow for you. Check them out by clicking the link above!