Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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President's Corner


President’s Corner February 2024 Annual Elections are coming up in May. All Officers one 3 yr. Member of the Board of Directors and the two 1 yr. Directors are up for election. I you want to run for office or you wish to nominate someone for office please submit the name(s) to Ed MacBride who is this year’s Election Committee Chair. We did our fall water testing. The results are great. We have very clean water. During the next year we will be surveying the condition of our ponds. We will be looking at the fish population and water health for the fish and prepare for next years pond restocking if needed. We will be planting various seedlings and pollinators off our Clubhouse septic field in the shotgun impact area in March as part of an Eagle Scout project and in celebration of Earth Day. Please let our Conservation Chair Erika Wettergreen know if you wish to help. Over the years we have improved our facilities not only keep them safe but to be proactive to meet and exceed environmental and all safety regulations whenever possible. We hope our older members and spouses would review the New Member Brief, Park, and Range rules to keep current and remind themselves on the rules that keep us safe and our park an enjoyable place to enjoy nature and outdoor activities. These rules apply to all. Please stay current. It is hunting season please review the club rules and the State hunting regulations. We follow all VA State DWR rules for taking game. We have some additional safety requirements because of the proximity of our neighbors and the other uses, like Scouts, of our property. Written permission is required by the State as permission to hunt on private property. The Chapter Hunter Safety training card is that permission. Our hunter safety training is available on our web site. If the red triangular flag is up in front of the caretaker’s house there are hunters in the field and you should take appropriate precaution, if you plan to go out in the woods. We have established a new Special Committee dedicated to exploring financial growth paths for the Chapter. If you are interested in helping and volunteering for this Committee, please contact Steve Pierce via email on the website and let him know. BE SURE TO CHECK THE WEB SITE FOR RANGE CLOSURES. We are hoping to have mulch delivered soon to our Turkey shoot and Shotgun ranges. Heavy equipment that we need to spread the mulch will be on the ranges and has priority. Please be patient as we maintain and improve our property. We hope to have millings delivered sometime soon and grade our entrance drive. Please pay attention to the web site so you are not inconvenienced while the roading in ongoing. The proximity switches for the front gate have failed. The gate operates normally with your FOB on PIN BUT it is on a timer and WILL close on your vehicle if you block it. Piggybacking has never allowed and each vehicle must enter the entry code of FOB to enter or leave. Remember clear the gate immediately when you enter or leave – we will not pay your deductible if you try to block the gate open. New switch is on order but blocking the gate is not allowed even if it is working.



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For more information, contact:
Michael R Scherr, Chapter President , Send Message , (Log in to see additional contact info)

For more information on Conservation/Water, see IWLA Conservation/Water