The Suffolk-Nansemond Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, chartered in June of 1954, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation, maintenance and protection of the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the city of Suffolk, VA and surrounding areas; and to promoting means and opportunities for educating the public about their enjoyment and wholesome utilization, as stated in our Mission Statement.
We have monthly dinner meetings with guest speakers on local conservation concerns/initiatives and provide our members with plenty of volunteer opportunities to assist the chapter in its goals, including park clean-up work days, Adopt-A-Road ditch clean-up days, various fund raisers including our annual pancake supper fundraiser, Nansemond River Cleanups, Youth fishing Teddy Bear Hunts and Fishing Rodeos, and other opportunities as they arise.
We maintain a 40 acre park with a 3+ acre bass pond, 100 yard sanctioned rifle range and archery range, gazebo pavilion, picnic tables, boat dock, benches, and fire pit. Bird houses and foot bridges located throughout the park were built by local scouts as eagle scout projects.
Regular dinner meetings usally are held every third Wednesday of the month at the Kings Fork Community House, located at the intersection of Kings Fork Road and Providence Road, Suffolk, Va. Sign-in and socializing begin at 6pm, with dinner being served promply at 6:30pm.
To find our more about the history of our Chapter, including information about our founding Members, see Chapter History.