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2019 Member’s Banquet

*******Postponed****

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.

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.

 

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