November, 2012


Kindly researched and compiled by Chuck Towne,one of CCGCs long-standing members and a person who has seen a lot of this history first-hand.






1930s - 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s



The Isaak Walton League was formed in 1922 to save outdoor America for future generations. The Leagues founders, who were avid anglers named the organization after Izaak Walton, the 17th Century author of The Compleat Angler, a classic book about the art and spirit of fishing.


We are one of the earliest conservation organizations to set an aggressive course to defend wild America by changing public policy. Almost every major, successful conservation program that America has in place today can be traced directly to a League activity or initiative.

(Ed. Note the different spellings of Izaak and Isaac)


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 means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

(Ed. The above was found via the internet.)