Category Archives: Meetings and Minutes

May Meeting

May Meeting

Greg Hoover answering questions after the presentation

 Greg Hoover, former Professor of Entomology, Penn State was the guest speaker at the May meeting. He presented a slide show  A Flyfisher’s Entomology- Some Conversations I’ve Overheard at Fly Shops Across the US.  

 

April LJRA meeting

April Meeting

The next meeting of the LJRA will be Thursday April 13th at the Edgewater Inn. The meeting will start at 7PM. Come early for dinner or stay afterwards to socialize with members.  The  agenda is below. We hope to see you there.

  • Final Presentation of results for the 2015-2016 Trout Behavior study- Denny Johnson, Uma Ramakrishnan, Juniata College.
  • Temperature and other gauges for the lower river – site selected
  • Fish passage around paper mill dam update 
  • Kelso Run Brook trout habitat improvement project. We’ll need volunteers
  • Wetlands project opportunity, Angela Spagnoli
  • River Bank Clean-up recap

March meeting

March Meeting

The  LJRA will meet March 9th 7 PM  at the Edgewater Inn. The meeting will be devoted to organizing our annual river bank clean-up to be held on Saturday, April 8th . Group leaders and those interested should attend.

February Meeting

February Meeting

LJRA met Feb. 9th at the Edgewater Inn. Huntingdon County Watershed Specialist, Stacia-Fe Gillen, gave a presentation on Huntingdon County Conservation District’s (HCCD) plans and projects for the Little J watershed. LJRA and HCCD are combining resources to create a complete set of water quality measurements on the Little J  near Green Hills Campground. 

Meeting minutes

Annual Members Banquet

Annual Members Banquet

Directors John Corr, Bill Bresler and John Little with member Terry Davis at the banquet.

The Annual Little Juniata River Association Members Banquet was held Friday, January 13th at the Edgewater Inn and Riverside Grill.  Approximately 50 people attended.   The LJRA banquet is not a fund raiser, just a chance for our fellow “j” lovers to get acquainted at a great place.  We thank the Edgewater Inn for their hospitality and great service. Consider joining us next year!

December Meeting

December Meeting

The LJRA will meet Thursday December 8th  at 7PM at the Edgewater Inn. The agenda will include updates on a joint venture been the LJRA and AE paper Co in Tyrone to explore the feasibility of modifying the paper mill dam to allow fish passage from the J up into the Little Bald Eagle , continuation of the trout telemetry study in 2017, status of the Little Bald Eagle Creek and the identification of 4.6 miles of Class water in the upper J. Hope to see you there.

November Meeting

November Meeting

The November meeting will be held on Thursday Nov 10th at 7PM at the Edgewater Inn. Come early or stay afterwards for dinner and drinks with your fellow members. Progress on and amendment of our future goals will be discussed. Our guest speaker will be Matt Shank of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission.  Matt will present recent research on invasive species in the waters of Pennsylvania. Our streams are threatened with Didymo, mud snails, hydrilla, rusty crayfish and others.

September Meeting

September Meeting

The LJRA met Thursday, September 8th at the Edgewater Inn.  Mike Grim, President/CEO of American Eagle Paper Co. Tyrone, was our guest. The paper mill is the largest consumer of spring water in the watershed. Mike discussed the technological advances at AE that has led to a ~440% reduction in water usage, including eliminating the need to spray heated water into the Bald Eagle. This, and other initiatives (see above) have made the paper mill more environmentally friendly. 

September minutes