John Little (1946-2024)

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

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

Upcoming Events

Annual Riverbank Clean up. April 15th, starting at 9AM. Check the website and Facebook for more information closer to the date.

The Annual Member’s Banquet is back! June 3rd at the Rivers Edge Lodge, Spruce Creek PA (across from the USGS site).