LJRA clean up

Little Juniata River Association 14th Annual River Bank Clean-up

The Little Juniata River Association will hold its 14thAnnual River Bank Clean-up on Saturday, April 6th.  LJRA members and volunteers will meet at the Spruce Creek United Methodist Church parking lot at 8:30 am where ladies from the church will serve drinks and treats from Tastykake.  Each year, the LJRA leads more than 200 volunteers, including scouts, church groups and office groups, in a stream bank clean-up. There is also an upper river meeting point at the New Pig Corp. parking lot near Tipton for those who prefer to clean-up closer to Altoona.  The clean-up will be followed by a lunch hosted by the Spruce Creek United Methodist Church around noon.

In all more than 20 miles of stream banks and roadside pull-offs from Bellwood to Barree are visited.  Anyone who wishes to lead a group or participate as an individual, can contact Bill Anderson at 814 684 5922 or bjuniata@verizon.net, or simply show up in the church parking or the New Pig parking lot, at 8:30 am on April 6th. Bags, gloves and water will be furnished.

2019 Member’s Banquet

 

Annual LJRA Winter Banquet 

The Little Juniata River Association held its winter banquet on January 26th, 2019. Charlie Hoyer was posthumously awarded the 2nd Annual Friend of the River Award. Charlie’s widow Marge Hoyer received the award, and framed print of the J. Charlie served a number of years as Treasurer of the LJRA and was one of the earliest members of the organization. Charlie had many interests, but has a particular passion for the outdoors.  

 

Stream monitoring on the upper J

STREAM MONITORING ON THE UPPER J

Remote stream monitoring is here!

Thanks to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and landowners Andrew and Jessica Walker, we now have nearly real-time readings of water temperature, pH, flow, turbidity and dissolved oxygen. We thank SRBC, Dawn Hintz and her crew for getting this done in a very timely manner. The monitoring station is on the upper J, upstream of Tipton. This significant development will provide critical parameters to monitor sediment and provide fisherman with information on temperature and turbidity. Plans are ongoing to get similar readings on the lower J downstream of Spruce Creek. The link to this information is https://mdw.srbc.net/remotewaterquality/data_viewer.aspx

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November meeting

November Meeting

The next meeting will be Thursday November 8th at 7PM. We will meet at the Edgewater Inn in Alexandria.  Guest speaker Diane Thomas, Watershed Manager for Blair Co. Conservation District, will give us an update on her organization’s activities. All are welcome. Come early for dinner or stay afterwards for  drinks and discussions.

Print of the J

Limited prints of the Little J available

Jesse Hyde, a member and accomplished artist, painted this scene of the J looking upstream towards the Spruce Creek Bridge. Spruce Creek church can be seen in the background. Jesse generously allowed the LJRA to produce limited edition prints (100) of his painting. The 16 x 24 prints are signed by the artist. The LJRA is selling the mounted and wrapped prints  to members  for 150.00. For more information email: bjuniata@verizon.net

September Meeting

September Meeting

The September meeting will be held Thursday Sept 13th at 7PM at the Edgewater Inn.  Topics include  update on access to closed sections, progress on the Tipton ramp project and  Dennis Johnson will give presentation on the trout telemetry study.  The directors will present the Association’s goals for 2019.Hope to see you there. All meetings are open to the public.

August Meeting

August Meeting

The August meeting will be held Thursday Aug 9th at 7PM at the Edgewater Inn.  Topics include a recap of the clean up that was held Saturday July 21st, update on access to closed sections, the future Tipton ramp project and  updates on the trout telemetry study. Hope to see you there. All meetings are open to the public.

Re-scheduled clean up

2018 River Bank Clean-up

Saturday, July 21st, 9:00 am to noon

This is a make-up date for the April 7th clean up that was cancelled due to snow.

Meet at the Spruce Creek United Methodist Church parking lot at 8:30AM.  Groups (church, office, clubs, etc.) are welcome. We will clean-up river banks and parking areas from Altoona to Barree. All bags, gloves and vests furnished.  More people with waders are needed.

 

Our mission is to: “Monitor, Preserve and Improve the Little Juniata River and its tributaries as cold water resources”.