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Welcome to the Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA), one of the oldest conservation organizations in the United States. The League is a diverse group of some 40- 50,000 men, women and children, entire families dedicated to protecting our nation's soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife. Our strength lies in our grassroots, commonsense approach to solving local, regional and national conservation issues. Our interests span the spectrum of outdoor recreation and conservation activities, from angling and birding to stream monitoring, wildlife photography and hunting. But we all share one major goal: to protect and use sustainably America's rich resources to ensure a high quality of life for all people, now and in the future.

Our Conservation Mission is “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”.

Our postal mailing address is: Dwight Lydell Chapter-IWLA, P.O. Box 541, Belmont, MI 49306.

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The Dwight Lydell Chapter is located on about 39 acres of wooded hills in northern Kent County. It’s on Myers Lake Road, about a half mile north of the Cannonsburg Ski Resort. That puts it a bit south of Rockford, MI and some north of Grand Rapids, MI. The chapter hosts multiple events throughout the year, several of which are open to the public. The property has a small pond that is stocked with hybrid bluegills that are used by kids as a ‘catch and release’ activity. There is also a small stream running through the western edge. If you are interested in seeing what the property looks like, click on the ‘photo tours’ link on the left and then click ‘DLC Property Tour’.

In the Reference Section you will find a direct link to the League’s Conservation Policies. It is a PDF.

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