Local Chapter

Entry gate to Chapter Grounds.

Promoting Conservation

The Loudoun County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is a local non-profit, conservation chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, Inc. (IWLA).

We are dedicated to the promotion of the means and opportunities for educating the public to conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water, air, wildlife and other natural resources of the United States, in Virginia and more specifically in Loudoun County. Further, we promote the enjoyment and wholesome utilization of those outdoor resources.

Check out our IWLA Chapter Manual. This is a rather large file, so if you are on an older, slower computer, we recommend that you download the PDF file to your desktop. [PDF, 44.2MB]

Our Chapter Programs

All local chapter members are dedicated outdoors people. The Loudoun County Chapter IWLA is active in local conservation issues and maintains a private membership facility on grounds located about six miles south of Leesburg, Virginia.

Some of our chapter's volunteer activities, promotions and projects include:

  • Conservation Scholarship Fund
  • Youth Hunter Education Challenge
  • Hunters For The Hungry
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day
  • Sight-In Days,
  • Outdoor Ethics
  • Save Our Streams and Stream Doctor of Loudoun Fund
  • Monarch Way Station Garden
  • Bluebird Nesting Boxes
  • Bird Walks
  • Butterfly Walks
  • Annual Bat Night
  • Crappie Fishing Derby
  • Junior Fishing Derby
  • Nature Trail with Tree and Habitat Identification
  • Anti-Poaching Reward Fund
  • Hunter and Angler Education
  • Annual Family Barbecue
  • Basic Firearms and Advanced Hunter Skills Training
  • Loudoun Bowhunter Archery Club
  • Monthly Archery 3D Shoots
  • Loudoun County Friends of NRA
  • Annual Environmental Science Award Sponsor for the Countywide High School Science Fair.

Our Interests

In addition, we are strong supporters of youth programs, such as Boy Scouts, 4-H, Girl Scouts, Future Farmers of America and local public and private schools. In 1995, we were the proud national sponsor of the NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge held in Leesburg. We continue to offer such added hands-on training to the area's young hunters.

Feel free to download our Youth Manual. This is a rather large file, so if you are on an older, slower computer, we recommend that you download the PDF file to your desktop. [PDF, 12.0MB]

The Loudoun County Chapter of Izaak Walton of America is one of the largest in terms of membership in the nation. We seek to reflect that membership and that status with our local, statewide and national outreach. Our chapter has supporting memberships with:

We have an active Wildlife Study Committee which recently release a video entitled The Four Seasons. The video details the animals which inhabit our eighty-eight acres.

Local History

The Loudoun County Chapter was chartered in March 15, 1951. This organization was dedicated as defenders of Loudoun's soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife.

The original chapter property was located on the present-day location of the Olde Izaak Walton Park found between the Food Lion, Route 7/15 bypass and King Street (Route 15 Business) in Leesburg, Virginia.

After the town annexation in the '60s, the members felt compelled to relocate the chapter on property more conducive to the original goals.

Thanks to the generosity of these earlier members the chapter was able to move to the present 84-acre grounds in 1965. The property is owned by the Loudoun Waltonian Club, Inc. and leased to the chapter.  In 2013 the Chapter signed a thirty year lease to enable longer term inprovements.

More Information

Contact the chapter's Second-Vice President for Membership (or slide out contact form), or write us at: P.O. Box 1338, Leesburg VA 20177

From Leesburg - Take Route 15 south, west on Route 704, south on Route 662 ~ Loudoun Orchard Road, onto Route 729 ~ Shelbourne Glebe Road (gravel), left at the "Loudoun County Izaak Walton League" sign onto Mountain Spring Lane (dirt). Proceed to the green and white gated entrance.

  • From Hamilton – Take Route 704 east to Route 662.
  • From Route 50 – Take Route 15 north to Route 704.
  • The address of the chapter grounds is 19237 Mountain Spring Lane. Map to Chapter can be found here.