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Tree Giveaway and Dinner – NEW DATE – April 22

Our popular tree seedling give away is Wednesday, April 22nd. Dinner starts at 6:30 and the tree giveaway at 7:30. We are offering 6 different species to choose from this year. Secondly, we are having an “open park” day on Sunday, April 26th from 1-3 P.M. We will be handing out the remaining seedlings to members and the public and offering […]

Apr 13, 2015 | Category: Events | Comments: none

Annual Stan Klaybor Environmental Scholarship Award

The St. Joseph County Izaak Walton League is awarding a five hunderd dollar ($500.00) scholarship to a senior graduate attending a St. Joseph County high school in the state of Indiana. The candidate should be pursuing a college degree in the area(s) of environmental management, environmental engineering, wildlife biology, science or management, agriculture, forestry or […]

Apr 06, 2015 | Category: Events | Comments: none

American Chestnuts Planted at Izaak

10 American Chestnuts have been planted in the park! These were once a staple of the American landscape and an extremely valuable resource. Unfortunately a blight wiped out the vast majority of the species. Learn more about our chapter’s efforts by clicking above.

Apr 02, 2015 | Category: Events | Comments: none

March Newsletter – Friends of the St. Joe River

We welcome Mr. Matt Meersman from the Friends of the St. Joe River to the IKES on Wednesday, March 18th. Mr. Meersman, president of FOTSJR, will present a program rich in facts describing the Saint Joseph River watershed. Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M. Program starts at 7:30 P.M. Menu: corned beef and cabbage with the […]

Mar 09, 2015 | Category: Newsletters | Comments: none

2015-2016 Hall Rental Information and Rates [PDF]

Our beautifully renovated lodge is great for weddings or other events. It can seat 200 people with huge outdoor decks overlooking the park. We have updated our pricing and information and is effective March 1, 2015.

Feb 24, 2015 | Category: Hall Rental | Comments: none

Dinner Wednesday w/ South Bend Adventure Club

Dinner is Wednesday, February 18 at 6:30.  Cod fillets with sides will be served for $9/person. We will have a special guest speaker from the South Bend Adventure Club. Be sure to come out and support the Ikes! Click above to read the February Newsletter.

Feb 16, 2015 | Category: Newsletters | Comments: none

Largest Ever Archery Event at Izaak

This year’s event was the largest to date with 114 participants across four states. Thanks to all the sponsors for the generous donations that made for great prizes. Click on the link above to see the results (link will download an Excel spreadsheet). Sponsors included: Hoyt Archery, Rinehart Targets, BCY, MJC Archery, First Strings, Hales Archery, […]

Jan 07, 2015 | Category: Events | Comments: none

What are Chestnut Lampreys?

If you have been fishing at Izaak Walton or the St. Joseph River lately, you have noticed a little critter attached to some of the fish. While some may think this is a Sea Lamprey, a damaging invasive species, they are actually Chestnut Lampreys. Chestnut Lampreys are usually harmless to the fish and actually sign […]

Oct 15, 2014 | Category: Website Updates | Comments: none

Hall Rentals Available

After tireless effort and hundreds of hours of volunteer work, the Izaak Walton lodge is ready for your event! Weddings, graduations, birthdays, and company events are all perfect for the new hall.

Mar 05, 2013 | Category: Hall Rental | Comments: none


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