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LJRA annual banquet

Annual Banquet Friday January 19th
The Little Juniata River Association will be holding its winter banquet on January 19th, 2018, for all LJRA members and their guests. Cocktail hour starts at 6PM and dinner will be served at 7PM.  The banquet will be held at the Edgewater Inn in Alexandria. www.edgewaterinnandriversidegrill.com
 
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 1st Annual “Friend of the River Award”. The recipient will be the organization or individual determined by the LJRA Directors who has contributed the most to protecting or improving the Little Juniata River in 2017. Once again, prises will be awarded for the winners of the Little j Trivia contest!
 
The buffet dinner is 35.00 a person. To reserve a spot, you can pay by check or use  Paypal to pay by credit card. 
 
To pre-pay by check mail to :
326 Hobbit Hollow Road
Altoona, Pa. 16601 
 
To pay on line using PayPal or CC: Visit the “join the LJRA” page in the navigation bar. They can click on  make a donation at the bottom of the page. Enter the appropriate amount. You can add a note indicating it is for the banquet.

Gorge float clean up

Natural Area (Gorge) River Bank Float Clean-up

some of the items pulled out of the Gorge by boaters in 2014
some of the items pulled out of the Gorge by boaters in 2014

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)

Download a printable flyer

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.

Pint Night at Appalachian Outdoors!

Reminder this Friday!

Appalachian Outdoors in State College is hosting a Pint Night on Friday, April 1st from 6-8 PM. All proceeds will be donated to ClearWater Conservancy and The Little Juniata River Association to help support their river clean-ups coming up in the month of April. Free beer and wine will be provided. Activities include a silent auction, tying demonstrations and presentations about the activities of LJRA. We hope to see you all there!
Appalachia Outdoors is located at 123 S Allen St, State College, PA. For more information visit their website at: http://www.appoutdoors.com

LJRA Members Banquet January 16, 2015

All LJRA Members should have received an invitation to our 1st annual Banquet to be held at the Edgewater Inn and Riverside Grill. If you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend…email me at bjuniata@Verizon.net. This is not a fund raiser…just a chance to meet directors, officers and other members of the Little Juniata River Association in a festive atmosphere in a great setting.

Bill