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Little Juniata River Cleanup set for tomorrow

Once again, the Little Juniata River Association will conduct its annual Little Juniata River Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This is the third year for the event, which will be held rain or shine.
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.
This event is in coordination with the Great PA Cleanup and the National River Cleanup.
Gloves, bags, and safety vests will be provided to all participants.
Refreshments will also be furnished courtesy of the Spruce Creek United Methodist Church, Spruce Creek Tavern, Galliker’s Dairy and Tasty Kake Bakery.
“The more (volunteers) we can get, the more miles of stream and parking areas we can clean-up,” said LJRA President Bill Anderson.
Interested persons and groups, including Scouts, meet and work throughout the morning, cleaning the river and surrounding areas. Everyone is invited to join in and lend a hand at this year’s cleanup.
Participants should meet at the Spruce Creek United Methodist Church between 8:30 and 9 a.m. All helpers will be assigned to a group leader and an area of responsibility.
LJRA members and friends will comb the banks and roadsides of the Little Juniata River from the Spruce Creek Bridge to Ironville at Tyrone Milling. From there upstream to the Pennsylvania Avenue bridge in Tyrone will be covered by Tyrone Rotarians and their friends.
If the turnout is large enough, clean-up crews will also be sent downstream to the Barree area and upstream to the DHALO project near Bellwood.
Participants should be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footware.
Anyone under 18-years-old must be accompanied by an adult.
After the cleanup, around 12:30 p.m., participants will enjoy a hot lunch on the grounds of the Spruce Creek United Methodist Church, in Spruce Creek, courtesy of the church and other sponsors.
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.
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 www.littlejuniata.org.
To join, send information to: Juniata River Association, RD3 Box 468E Altoona, Pa. 16601. A form is also available online.