Upcoming events

No April meeting. 

Next event will be the riverbank clean up April 13th (see below)

Save the date: members banquet June 8th

Annual Riverbank Clean Up.

19th Annual Riverbank Clean Up

Saturday, April 13th, 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

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LJRA outreach

President Bill Anderson delivered a presentation on the activities of the LJRA at a dinner for Environmental leaders hosted by the Moshannon Group Sierra Club attended by 30 local conservation groups.

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

Update: Rutter’s construction near Sandy Run

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!