We regret to announce that John Pascavage, a former director of the LJRA, passed away at 69 years on July 15th. John was an avid fly fisher and tyer. In 1998, he co-founded the Little Juniata River Association when he became concerned about the macroinvertebrate health on the river following a chemical spill. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Little Juniata River Association (see donate to the LJRA ). His obituary can be found here: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/centredaily/name/john-pascavage-obituary?id=35854119
Angie Spagnoli has joined the board of the directors of the LJRA. She has a background in Environmental Science and Ecology and brings her expertise to these areas to the organization. Welcome Angie! Read more about Angie on the meet the directors page. Angie replaces outgoing Director Bill Bressler. Thank you Bill for your years of service to the LJRA.
2022 River Bank Clean-up will be held Saturday April 9th. Meet at the Spruce Creek Methodist Church by 8:45AM. All bags, gloves, vests and bottled water furnished. Dress for the weather. We need a few people with waders to clean a few areas, conditions permitting. The event is on rain, snow or shine. Refreshments served before and afterwards.
The next LJRA Meeting will be Thursday, Mar. 24th. 7 pm. at Marzoni’s Restaurant, Pleasant Valley Blvd. Altoona or by Zoom (To be determined). Come early for the excellent Marzoni food and beer! Agenda items include:
Public Fishing Easements status.
Spring Riverbank Clean-up planned for Saturday, April 9th. We need volunteer group leaders.
The Little Juniata River Association will be presenting at the Keystone Cold Water Conference on February 25-26th.” There will be a number of interesting presentations, including several regarding managing our streams for wild trout. We encourage everyone to attend. Visit the website link shown below for more info. Note: If you are a Little Juniata River Association life member, your registration for the 2 day conference ($100) will be paid for by the LJRA.
Bill and a couple of LJRA members, Jill and Jason Sutt, met a Penn dot crew cleaned up a load of trash left by squatters” near the banks of the river along rt 453 just east of Tyrone. They brought an awesome big front loader and 4 strong guys with shovels. Now the area is spotless!. Kudos to Penndot Maintenance and Jacob Decker for responding to our need!
All LJRA members are entitled to a personal 1/2 day river tour with LJRA President, Bill Anderson. The tour includes a visit to LJRA project sites, access points (boating and fishing), cold water sources and headwaters. You will also have an opportunity to discuss threats and opportunities regarding the Little j and its watershed. Contact Bill email@example.com to set a date.