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Little Juniata River Association meeting rescheduled for Feb. 21

Earlier this week, the February meeting of the Little Juniata River Association had to be postponed due to the weather conditions.
A new meeting time has been set for next Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m. at the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library.
The Little Juniata River Association is a non-profit organization which seeks to monitor, preserve and improve the Little Juniata River and its tributaries as a cold water resource, now and for generations to come.
Agenda items for this month’s meeting include fish kill details, the status of headwater developments and a new website preview.
However, the main issue to be discussed will be the riverbank clean-up. This year’s clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 5.
Last year over 70 people participated in the clean-up and the hope is that even more will volunteer this year.
The goal is to remove as much trash as possible, large or small, from in and along the river. This includes roadside pullouts and the riverbanks.
“The more (volunteers) we can get, the more miles of stream and parking areas we can clean-up,” said LJRA President Bill Anderson.
In 2007, in coordination with the Great PA Cleanup and the National River Cleanup, trash was collected along the riverbank from Spruce Creek to Tyrone Forge.
Interested persons and groups, including Scouts, meet and work throughout the morning, cleaning the river and surrounding areas. Everyone is invited to participate and more information will be available as the clean-up date approaches.
Also, for anyone interested in becoming involved with the LJRA, there are free hats and new logo decals available for all new members. The items are also available for those paying current year dues.
All funds collected are used to defend the Little Juniata River.
Hats and logos can be mailed out or picked up at the next meeting.
Extra hats are available for $15 and logo decals are $1.50.
Interested individuals can find out more about the Little Juniata River Association by visiting the website at
To join, send information to: Juniata River Association, RD3 Box 468E Altoona, Pa. 16601. A form is also available online.