March Fly of the Month
New to the LJRA website! Fly patterns from members and tying tutorials from the internet. Patterns will be added regularly, stay tuned. Click on the fly of the month link on the left menu bar for instructions on how to submit patterns.
The Directors of the LJRA Announce New Goals for 2016
1 .Continue improving the water quality and trout habitat of the upper river to extend greater protections to the entire river and increase recreational opportunities throughout the watershed.
2. Identify additional opportunities to increase public access through easement programs and landowner cooperation
3. Educate municipalities and businesses on best practices to protect the Little Juniata and its tributaries.
4. Increase membership and member participation among fishers, boaters, hikers, conservationists and naturalists
New Pig Corporation is a corporate sponsor of the LJRA and participates in our annual clean up. New Pig awarded the LJRA a Pig Difference grant in 2015 to aid in our efforts to preserve and protect the Little Juniata River. They produced a nice video describing the clean up that can be viewed here: http://www.pigdifference.org/ljra
The next LJRA meeting will be held Thursday March 10th at 7PM at the Edgewater Inn. Come early and have dinner and a drink with other members or stay afterwards for fellowship and fish stories. The main agenda item will be the upcoming clean up. Election of officers will be held. Nominations will be accepted. Time permitting, the future goals and action items of the LJRA will be discussed.
If you are interested in participating in the clean up or serve as a group leader be sure to attend.
Reminder: during the winter months the meeting will be held on the second thursday of the month.
Jim Eckenrode from the Blair County Conservation District presented the plans for monitoring important stream parameters such as temperature, turbidity, pH and conductivity along the upper J at the February meeting held Thursday the 11th. The data will be important for monitoring the health of the river and making a case for HQCW designation in the upper J. During the winter months the meetings of the LJRA will be held the second Thursday of the month at 7PM.