Upcoming Winter Meetings

There will be no November meeting. However, Bill has lined up a number of exciting guest speakers for the winter meetings.

12/14/23    Kurt Wagner,  Pennsylvania Rural Water Association (https://www.prwa.com/). He uses creative educational tools and has offered to create a multi – layered LJR watershed map for the LJRA. Kurt lives in State College and works out of an office in Bellefonte. He is an avid fly fisher and fishes the Little J many times each year. 

1/11/24    Dom Swentosky – Troutbitten, National Blogger, Guide and sought after speaker – If you are a fly fisher you know Dom as the writer of the very popular (nationally) Troutbitten Blog. He guides fly fishers on Bald Eagle Creek and Spring Creek.  https://podcast.troutbitten.com/

2/08/24     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.  

Meetings will be held at 7PM at Marzoni’s in Altoon

Veeder-Root volunteers conduct a fall clean up

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. 

Lee Pryor Awarded the LJRA 2023 Friend of the River Award

Lee with his award, pictured with the LJRA board (Gary Miller not pictured)


The LJRA held their annual banquet at the Rivers Edge Lodge along the banks of the Little J on June 3rd.  Director Lee Pryor, a founding member and director of the LJRA, won the 2023 Friend of the River Award for his longtime service to the organization. You can read more about Lee on the Meet the Directors page.

Notice of revision of Bylaws

The LJRA is serving notice of the revision of its bylaws. The proposed revised bylaws can be downloaded here.

The changes include adding two more directors and establishing the office of Vice President.



18th Annual Riverbank Clean Up

Saturday, April 15th, 9:00 am to noon

Meet at the Spruce Creek United Methodist Church parking lot by 8:45 Groups (church, office, clubs, etc.) are welcome.

We will clean-up the river-banks and parking areas from Altoona to Barree. All bags, gloves, vests and bottled water furnished. Dress for the weather
(We go rain/snow)

Conditions permitting, we can use a few people with waders to clean around the middle river.

A hot lunch will be provided at the Spruce Creek church after the clean up.

Contact: Bill Anderson 814-569 8843, bjuniata@verizon.net

A printable flyer can be downloaded here