What's New at Izaak?
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!
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.
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.
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 that the waters are thriving!