Izaak Walton League
of America
Porter County Chapter


THE IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE WAS FOUNDED IN CHICAGO IN 1922 TO SAVE OUTDOOR AMERICA FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. THE LEAGUE’S FOUNDERS WERE AVID ANGLERS AND NAMED THE ORGANIZATION AFTER THE 17TH-CENTURY AUTHOR OF THE COMPLEAT ANGLER, A CLASSIC BOOK ABOUT THE ART AND SPIRIT OF FISHING.

GNOMES DAY OUT fairy festival for NWI, June 8th at Hawthorne Park of Porter, IN  * 1-6pm *
dressing in your fantasy costume is encouraged
Family-Friendly outdoor festival that raises funds for nature conservation and education in NWI by PCC.

*PCC FOUNDED 1958*
65 YEARS OF CONSERVATION

Gary R Brown
President

PHONE - 219-464-8882 CONTACT FOR CHAPTER INFORMATION, CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS, AND PROJECTS 

Jim Sweeney
Vice President

PHONE - 219-322-7239 CONTACT FOR IZAAK WALTON NATIONAL, CONSERVATION ACTIVISM 

Elizabeth McCloskey
Treasurer

PHONE - 219-326-0700 CONTACT FOR FINANCIALS, MEMBERSHIP

Susan Swarner
Secretary

PHONE - 219-201-5498 CONTACT FOR MEETING NOTES, COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Don Frame
Project Director

PHONE - 219-331-6136 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION RELATED TO PROJECTS AND PROPERTIES 

Bill Iltzsche
Project Director

PHONE - 219-464-9850 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION RELATED TO PROJECTS AND PROPERTIES 

Charlotte & Herb Read
Chapter Founders

LIFE-LONG ADVOCATES FOR THE INDIANA DUNES AND LAKE MICHIGAN. FOUNDED THE PORTER COUNTY CHAPTER OF IZAAK WALTON IN 1958

Annette Hansen
Executive Director

PHONE - 219-241-7431 CONTACT FOR VOLUNTEERISM, FUNDRAISING, CHAPTER ORGANIZATION, COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

“FROM THE DUNES IN THE NORTH, TO THE KANKAKEE RIVER IN THE SOUTH”

Get involved in your own backyard! 


Volunteer with PCC to benefit wildlife and nature in NWI! 


Learn new practices to share with friends and family about natural  conservation! 


Spread the word by assisting during educational events!




From summer to winter solstice of 2023, PCC ran a little fundraiser poll to see which of the birds would become the new (PCC version) Indiana State Bird. Every dollar donated was a vote for the donors' favorite bird to be our next state (chapter) mascot.

The favorite and PCC's new Indiana State bird is the
Ruby Throated Hummingbird with 77 votes!

See the full tabulation with all bird breeds voted for here. The Eastern Bluebird was 2nd and Great Blue Heron 3rd. Wild Turkey, Sandhill Crane, and Blue Jay were up in the ranks, while poor Mourning Dove and Red Tailed Hawk slagged in last on the list. THANK YOU to all those who had fun playing along and donating toward PCC's work in migratory bird natural throughway & nesting spaces.
See the full results here!   

THE LEAGUE'S MISSION STATEMENT:
To conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; To promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

THE IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE 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 spaces; 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.”

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