Visit Ikes at Rockford Farm Market

Purple Loosestrife

Conservation near home, Rockford and the northeast Grand Rapids area! The Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League will have a nonprofit booth for the day, September 1, at the Rockford Farm Market. The award-winning farm market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Ikes, as Izaak Walton League members are called, will […]

Battle against beetle continues in 2011

purplesloostrife

The beetle battle against purple loosestrife that began in May of 2007 continues in May of 2011. Like with so many non native invasive species “control” is all we have to work with. In this case that is the good news, because in so many others we have no control at all or if we […]

ERMS magnet leading Rockford into greener days

Members of the Rockford Izaak Walton League explain to students how a rain barrel is constructed and works. Pictured is current President Georgia Donovan along with past president and current board member Duane DeVries. The Izaak Walton League is a national conservation group with a local chapter, which meets at its headquarters at  5641 Myers Lake Road.

Environmentally friendly education leaves the schoolroom by BETH ALTENA They learn about everything with a nature in mind. The East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) Earthkeepers magnet includes sixth- and seventh-grade students who, between them, not only cover the different areas of traditional curriculum with nature-themed studies, but are also literally changing the landscape around them. […]

Izaak Walton League holds annual banquet

The Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America is having their annual Conservation Banquet and silent auction on March 5 at The Centennial Country Club. This event is open to the public with advance prepaid reservations only. Plan to have your reservation in by March 2. Some late reservations can be accommodated. […]