2019 Member’s Banquet


Annual LJRA Winter Banquet 

The annual banquet will be moved to Jan 26th due to inclement weather


 Saturday, JANUARY 26thTH, 2019. 6:30 PM cocktails, 7:00 PM dinner, at the Edgewater Inn near Alexandria. 

Terry Davis, John Corr, Bill Bresler and John Little at the banquet.

The Little Juniata River Association will be holding its winter banquet on January 26th, 2019, for all LJRA members and their guests. The banquet will afford an excellent chance to meet fellow “j” lovers and to make connections for spring fishing and boating.

We will also present the 2nd Annual “Friend of the River Award”. The recipient will be the organization or individual determined by the LJRA Directors to have contributed the most to protecting or improving the Little Juniata River.

If you are a former member or a friend of the LJRA who would like to become a member, you can still attend the banquet by paying your dues before January 9th.

Cost: 35.00 per person. Seating is limited to 64. Send pre- payment for banquet tickets to: Little Juniata River Association, 326 Hobbit Hollow Road, Altoona, Pa. 16601, Contact: bjuniata@verizon.net 

Note: This event is not a fund raiser. It is provided at cost and the LJRA is paying for tax and gratuity. However donations to the LJRA, a 501 c 3 non-profit,organization are welcome at any time.

Stream monitoring on the upper J


We will soon have a complete monitoring capability on the upper Little Juniata River. Thanks to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and landowners Andrew and Jessica Walker, the equipment was installed on the river on Jan. 15th. We look forward to having 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 link to this information will be on the website.

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.


July Meeting

July Meeting

The July meeting will be held Thursday July 12th at 7PM at the Edgewater Inn.  Topics include a recap of the Kelso Run project and the re-scheduled river bank clean up to be held Saturday July 21st.  Denny Johnson will update us on Juniata College’s  projects in the watershed. Hope to see you there. All meetings are open to the public.

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