Izaak Walton League of America: Lois Green-Sligo Chapter

The activities of the Lois Green – Sligo Chapter supports the dual missions of environmental education and conservation of our Chapter grounds. Our recent educational efforts focus on water conservation on a micro level through the construction and use of rain barrels and Save-Our-Streams workshops. We host Scouting, youth and Civil Air Patrol meetings and activities, including Eagle Scout, Gold Award projects opportunities.

A renewed effort to protect the ecosystem and beauty of our Chapter grounds, and to educate the public on its importance, has fostered a variety of programs and activities. We worked with a State certified forester to develop a forest management plan. We have beekeeping, and are monitoring the growth of rare American Chestnut tree saplings.

The fall of 2008 was the inaugural year of a bow hunting program that allows us to control our growing deer population. This program, available to Chapter members and their guests, provides our region with another way to enjoy our grounds and promote conservation of our forest.

We hope that what the Chapter offers through our programs, our property and this web site will kindle an enthusiasm for the concepts and methods of conservation, and maybe even entice you to join the Lois Green-Sligo Chapter. Help us take an active role in reversing the trends that are jeopardizing the environments and resources of our community, our country, and our world.