Izaak Walton League of America
Wildlife Achievement Chapter,
A lot has changed in the 60 years since this IWLA chapter started. "We grew up on the Chesapeake Bay fishing and crabbing," says chapter president Stephen Lefebvre. "And it's just not like it used to be." To help mitigate the effects of development and pollution, volunteers clean up the roads and waterways of the Patuxent River watershed, removing everything from tires to refrigerators. They've planted 1,200 trees, which buffer the riparian zone, and they've also helped reestablish species of elms and chestnuts. "We're starting to make an impact," Lefebvre says.