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.
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
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
The LJRA will be participating in a stream bank restoration project on Kelso Run, a wild brook trout tributary to Bells Gap Run from wednesday June 27th thru Saturday June 30th. Volunteers are needed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org more information.