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Join our Chapter and support our conservation mission

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 the means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.
We invite you to join to help advance the conservation mission of the Bush Lake Chapter, and also to enjoy the beautiful lake and natural recreational areas that our natural setting provides.
On the shores of Bush Lake since 1937, our chapter members have helped advance projects and programs locally, state-wide and nationally to protect clean water, wetalnds, forest and wilderness, preserve and restore wildlife habitat, encourage cleaner and renewable energy production, and promote the sustainable use of natural resources so they can also provide for the needs of future generations.  We ask that you join and help us continue this common-sense conservation legacy!
Bush Lake membership provides year-round access to our chpater's beautiful property, with opportunities for swimming, paddling, wildlife watching, fishing, hiking, picnicking and relaxation.  Membership also provides opportunities for reserving canoe storage (an additional $50/year, if available) and reserving use of our rustic lodge (dependent upon availability).
Our local chapter is a non-profit charitable organization, composed entirely of volunteers.  Maintaining and restoring our chapter property and fulfilling the conservation mission of the Izaak Walton League requires a lot of combined efforts.  Our organization depends on individual members taking personal responsibility for use of the chapter facilities and also doing their fair-share of the conservation work that needs to be done to fulfill our mission and remain a viable organization.  Volunteer opportunities will be communicated to you through email, social media and this website (see 'Support' - 'Volunteer').
Some of our chapter's focus areas are:
- "Getting Kids Outdoors' Campaign: through classes, scholarships, events
- Community Outreach:  providing public education classes, events, info booths, etc.
- Chapter Website: adding more features to our new website
- Upgrades/Maintenance: renovation of the fire-pit / gathering area

NOTE: 2019 Bush Lake Chapter membership is now closed.  Please check back in January 2020, if you are interested in joining the Bush Lake Chapter of the IWLA.  Thank you!


We offer two annual membership levels:
- Individual (1 adult / 1 vote / 1 gate-key)     $125/calendar year
- Individual & Spouse (2 votes / 2 gate-keys) $140/calendar year
Chapter dues includes membership in the Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton League of America, as well as the national organization of the Izaak Walton League of America.
Chapter membership will also keep you informed of issues and activities at the state and national level, including 'the Waltonian' newsletter and the award-winning 'Outdoor America' magazine.

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