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
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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.
We encourage all those who love this wonderful river, its wild brown trout, stone trestles and wildlife to join the LJRA. Each new member will be offered a tour of the headwaters, access points and LJRA river improvement projects. Join on this website, or email us at email@example.com. Or, better yet, come to a LJRA meeting. Next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 11th at he Edgewater Inn, 7 PM.
Update on the Brown Trout behavior study – 20+ trout are swimming the j with locator transmitters, we’ll soon know where they go for refuge when the water heats up.
The Little Juniata river Association will hold a meeting at the Edgewater Inn and Riverside Grill on Tuesday, June the 9th at 7PM. The Brown Trout Telemetry study will be reported on including movements of the 24 trout tagged with locator transmitters so far. Members and other interested parties are invited. Drinks and conversation afterwards in the Riverside Bar and Grill.
(I will bring a few copies of my book for those who have been asking).
As of Feb. 13th we have the capability to monitor the conditions on the river via a camera. The river cam is located at the Greene Hill Campground on the river bank below Barree. It is managed by LJRA Life Member, Beth Teeter, camp host. For the time being, this camera is being updated every 10 minutes. Just click on the Rivercam menu button on this website to see the latest shot.