Committed to the Preservation of Big Sand Lake
Hubbard County, Park Rapids, MN
Big Sand Lake Association
committed to the preservation of Big Sand Lake
Big Sand Lake • Current News & Events
01/29/2016 - The Match is Met! Update from the BSLA Charitable Fund
The BSLA Charitable Fund has met the match! Last summer, an anonymous donor offered $25,000 if donations of $25,000 could be raised. We chose an arbitrary date of Jan 1, 2016 to meet that match. We are pleased to announce the Match is Met!
More than 100 lake residents plus additional friends of Big Sand Lake have contributed to the Big Sand Lake Charitable Fund since the fund’s beginning Fall of 2009. The fund is administered through the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.
Thank You to all who have contributed over the years! Thank You to our anonymous matching gift donor! Thank You to all who donated to meet the match!
Fund raising will be an ongoing effort since moneys may be spent from the spendable portion of the Charitable Fund. Items such as boat inspections at the boat ramp and water quality monitoring may be paid for through this fund. We know that many lakes in Minnesota have experienced various invasive species and if we would be so unfortunate to have that happen, we are financially prepared to address the problem.
Donations are encouraged to continue building the fund for the future protection and preservation of Big Sand Lake!
01/29/2016 - Study Indicates Boats, Not Birds, Spread AIS
A BSLA member forwarded a link to an interesting article from the Wisconsin DNR. Quoting from the article,
“Preliminary results from systematic monitoring of Wisconsin lakes for aquatic invasive species confirm that boaters, not duck or other birds, are spreading the invaders around, State and University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers say. None of the wilderness lakes surveyed — those in remote places and easily accessible only to wildlife — had any invasive species present while there was a direct link between the presence of invasive species and boat access from public and private property.”
Click here to read more. The article is dated March 5, 2013. Seems that this concept warrants more follow up. Stay tuned!
01/29/2016 - Companeros Planning to Open for Summer 2016
Companeros and the Dorset House, long time family destinations in Dorset which were destroyed by fire in September of 2014, are rebuilding. According to Companeros’ Facebook page, plans are underway to open on Mother’s Day this spring. For a recent photo of the new building under construction, check into the Big Sand Lake Association Facebook page.
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