We are saddened by the passing of former director and member John Little. John was a great supporter of LJRA and served as LJRA Director from 2005 until his illness interfered in 2015. He was very instrumental in our annual spring clean-up and served as a volunteer in many of the LJRA water quality improvement projects. John and wife Marie made their Rivers Edge property available for our fall banquets and promoted the LJRA to their many fishing guests. John ad Marie attended our summer banquet last June at the Rivers Edge now owned by Randy and John Green. He was our friend and our fellow river lover. We will miss John.
his obituary can be viewed here
Rutter’s was fined $73,200 for violations of their NPDES permits at the Sandy Run site! LJRA opposed this project from its inception on the grounds that all the drainage would be into the Sandy Run wetlands, the major cold water source and wild trout spawning stream for the upper Little Juniata River. We have taken water samples from every significant rain event since they broke ground last year and notified BCCD of possible violations of the E&S (Erosion & Sedimentation) plan at the site. Blair County Conservation District (BCCD) performed multiple inspections that determined violations resulting in this penalty. LJRA will continue to monitor as truck stop operations begin in 2024. Directors Angie Spagnoli and Gary Miller and Eric Oliver were essential in monitoring activities at the site for the last year. Great job all!
February 8th 7PM Bryan Chikotas, Fisheries Manager for the southcentral district. Bryan has responsibility for fisheries management of the Little Juniata River and its tributaries. He will share the recent surveys conducted by PAFBC and other fisheries management programs in our area. The meeting is scheduled for Marzoni’s in Altoona PA
Dom Swentosky of Troutbitten (https://podcast.troutbitten.com/ ) gave a presentation on nymphing techniques to a full house.
Minutes can be downloaded here
The The LJRA met Oct 12th Minutes from the meeting can be downloaded here.
A crew from Veeder-Root Co. (Duncansville) collected over 500lbs of trash from the middle J on August 28th. Veeder-Root has been conducting clean-ups on the J in the fall for several years. The LJRA supplies gloves and bags and pays for disposal. Joel Bobetich, Ron Chappell, Brad Rettburg, Brent Hopkins, Mark Watters, and James Lemin (absent from this photo) participated. Great job guys!
If your group or office wishes to conduct a clean-up, contact Bill.
The LJRA met on Thursday August 10th at 7PM.
Meeting minutes can be downloaded here
The LJRA met on Thursday July 13th at 7PM. Meeting minutes can be downloaded here.