Co-President:   Ron Gilhvedt
5642 East Rose St.
Owatonna, MN 55060

Co-President: Ted Mittelstadt
146 East McKinley St.
Owatonna, MN 55060

Vice President: Robert Beier

Secretary:  Gary Schwartz

Treasurer:  Walt Spindler

Membership Secretary: Ted Mittelstadt

State Director: Gary Schwartz

Conservation Issues Chair: Cherry Schwartz

Education Chair: Nels Thompson

Environmental Education Chair: Al Jirele

Outdoor Ethics Chair: Lloyd Strawmatt

Save Our Streams Chair: Dennis Ebeling

Shooting Sports Coordinator: Gerald Meixner

Sustainability Education Chair: Open

Newsletter Editor: Gary Schwartz

Media Outreach Chair: Audrey Schroht

Chapter mailing address:
Owatonna Chapter, IWLA
PO Box 9
Owatonna, MN 55060


  • Maintain their fish & wildlife display, sell popcorn and conduct a raffle at the Steele County Free Fair (mid August)
  • Ahlborn Woods Wildlife Area - 21+ acres of woodland and restored prairie
  • Operate the Alfred F. Reding Environmental Education Center
  • Own and maintain public access to Oak Glen Lake & Minnesota Hwy. 218 Wildflower Route
  • Adopt a Highway (Minnesota Hwy. 218) - 4 miles
  • Cooperate with Owatonna College and University Center to restore 4 acres of prairie
  • Host Rip Roarin' Rummage Sale in mid-September (outdoor items)
  • Undeveloping 4 1/2 acres of native prairie at Ulrich Acres
  • Adopt a River (MDNR), the Izaak Walton Creek and the Straight River (3 miles)
  • Fundraise to purchase 45 acres of wetland to add to Somerset Wildlife Management Area (WMA) - the project is completed as of 9/2010 with help from Lessard Outdoor Heritage Funds ($180,000)
  • Make annual contributions to the Minnesota Division Scholarship Fund and Legacy Fund and also the Izaak Walton Camp at Deep Portage Learning Center
  • Provides leadership on state Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee
  • Provides leadership on the National Board of Directors

Dues:  $67.50 Individual, $95.00 Family,*$28.00 Student, *$14.80 Youth *2016 rates

Meetings: 2nd Thursday, 6:30 PM (meal), 7:30 PM (program & meeting)
Albert F. Reding Environmental Education Center
1546 58th Street SW.
Owatonna, MN 55060

Chapter Established:  04/23/1926
Date of last review or update:  12/12/2016

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