The Creek Freaks program is for kids ages 10-14 who want to make a splash to help the environment. They become their community’s stream experts – exploring local streams; learning how healthy trees, shrubs, and grasses protect clean water and wildlife; and what the community can do to improve water quality.
The program uses a guide called Holding Onto the GREEN Zone, developed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which helps youth explore “green zones” (another name for riparian zones). The program is filled with discovery, exploration, and, of course, using this Web site to share that photos and data with other Creek Freaks.
About the Izaak Walton League
The Izaak Walton League was formed in 1922 to save outdoor America for future generations. The League's founders, who were avid anglers (fishermen), named the organization after Izaak Walton, the 17th century author of The Compleat Angler, a classic book about the art and spirit of fishing.
Almost every major conservation program in place today can be traced directly to a League activity or initiative. Relying on our unique blend of community-based conservation and common-sense advocacy, the League has made significant progress in protecting and restoring our nation's waters, promoting clean energy, and advancing sustainable agriculture.
The League has more than 40 years of experience in volunteer stream monitoring, restoration, and education programs. We have trained thousands of volunteers how to monitor water quality, stabilize stream banks, and educate communities.