Gorge float clean up

Natural Area (Gorge) River Bank Float Clean-up

The boating and kayaking members of the LJRA once again are organizing a float cleanup of the Little Juniata Natural Area from the Spruce Creek Church to Barree on Saturday, May 7th, 9:00 am to noon. Meet at the Spruce Creek United Methodist Church parking lot at 8:45 AM. Groups (church, office, clubs, etc.) are welcome.   We will have johnboats and canoeists for hauling the trash but need kayakers and hikers to access the riverbanks. Car shuttle service provided. All bags, gloves and vests furnished by LJRA. (we go rain/snow or wind)

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Contact: John Corr  johncorr51@gmail.com or Bill Anderson  bjuniata@verizon.net

LJRA Riverbank clean up

LJRA 2016 Riverbank cleanup

Thanks to all!

Cleanup

It didn’t go as planned and the final stages have yet to be completed, but the 11th Annual LJRA bank clean up was a success!   Volunteers collected 61 tires and filled 1.5 large roll-away dumpsters so far. The major work was done on April 16th, but different groups who could not attend the make up date organized or will organize on the following weekends.

April 23rd: Angie Spagnoli (PSU-Altoona) organized a group of students to clean Spring Run in Altoona, the uppermost headwater of the LJ. They filled more than 130 garbage bags full of trash and lots of other large objects. This was the first time the clean up extended that far up the watershed. Great job PSU-Altoona

April 30th: Boy scouts will clean the upper river

May 7th: Our boating members and their friends are planning to float the Gorge area and clean areas inaccessible by foot

Thanks to Spruce Creek United Methodist Church for the great lunch, Sheetz Co for bottled water, Tastykake Co. for treats and Veederoot Co. for a monetary donation and commitment of labor

If you are interested in helping with the remaining stages of the clean up email bjuniata@verizon.net.

BWO on the upper J

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This little beauty landed on me this weekend on the upper J where Sandy Run enters near Pinecroft.  Quite a few were in the air. Signs that the upper J is rebounding?  Join our efforts to improve the water quality of the upper J and it’s hatches. Join the LJRA and monitor the website for volunteer opportunities.

Red Buds are showing color – March 27th.

If history is any predictor, Grannom caddis will start emergence within 3 days. In 2012 red buds accurately showed on March 21st. The first fishable hatch of grannoms came on March 23rd. Last year the red buds were late (April 16th) and so were the grannoms. They came on high water April 18th. and were not very fishable. I have tracked this relationship for many seasons….get your dries ready.

Bill

 

Grannoms updates moved to the forum. We are looking for patterns to post in the fly tying sections- JCR

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