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07/22/2016 - YOU ARE INVITED!

Big Sand Social

Date: Saturday July 30th

Time: 5:30 to 7:30

Where: Carolyn Corwin and Wick Corwin --- 19765 County 40

Additional parking on Hope Drive. If arriving by boat or pontoon, reminder they have a shallow shoreline. Brats and buns will be served. Please bring an appetizer, salad or dessert to share. If you are unable to add to the potluck, please come anyway. We always have plenty of food. Wine, beer and water provided. See you at the social!

 

07/22/2016 - Summer Book Club Discussion

Date: Tuesday, July 26

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Earlier this summer, the Big Sand Book Club extended an invitation to any gal who wanted to join us for a good read this summer. Our book pick was 'Fishing with Rayanne' by Ava Finch. We'll be getting together this Tuesday the 26th at 2:30 pm to discuss the book and just enjoy an afternoon at the lake together. Come even if you didn't get to read the book - the discussion is always lively! We'll be at the home of Liz Quaday - 22961 County 7. There is plenty of room to park, but you may want to carpool anyway. If the weather is nice, we'll be on the deck or the lawn, and inside if the weather doesn't cooperate. Refreshments provided, but if you can't help yourself, more is always welcome! Give Liz a call on her cell (408- 776-1325) or send an email to liztopdrawer@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

07/22/2016 - Summer Storms, Heavy Rain and a Heat Wave

During the night on Saturday, July 16, and again on Wednesday, July 21, heavy thunderstorms with winds estimated at 70 miles per hour blew through the Big Sand area causing loss of many trees, damage to some homes and power outages. Compounding the storm on the 21st, was a heat wave with temperatures in the 90’s and high humidity. Itasca Mantrap reported nearly 3,000 customers without electricity. As of this writing, several Big Sand homes have been without power for more than 24 hours. In addition, Big Sand received 2 inches of rain on July 7, 4.5 inches on July 10th and the 11th with some areas receiving much more. The good news is that the lake level is up. Mother Nature continues to amaze us.

 

07/22/2016 - Have You Forgotten an Important Summer Task?

If you have not yet renewed your Big Sand Lake Association (BSLA) membership, or if you have been meaning to join as a first time member, please click on one of the following links, "Renew My Membership", "Become a Member", or "Become an Associate Member" (a reduced rate for non-resident Big Sand friends and adult children of BSLA members) for a quick, easy and secure way to take care of this task. Thank you in advance for your membership!

 

07/22/2016 - Summary/Minutes of the BSLA Annual Meeting

On Saturday, June 25, approximately 70 Big Sanders attended the 28th BSLA Annual Meeting at Evergreen Lodge. A family picnic was provided following the meeting. Click here for a copy of the minutes of the meeting, or on the BSLA Information/Board Minutes tab in the left-hand column of this page.

 

06/14/2016 - Renovation at the Public Landing

The existing house on the lot the DNR purchased next to the public landing has been sold and is in the process of being moved off the property. When heavy equipment was sighted at the landing last week, a representative from the BSLA Board requested an update from the DNR. Dave Schotzko, Area Supervisor, DNR Parks and Trails, responded with the following information: "We hired a contractor to remove the trees next to the house and then the house will also be moved next week (June 13-17). May take a few years to get a design and cash to build the site but once we have preliminary design plan, we will share with the Lake Association".  For photos, go to the Big Sand Lake Facebook page.

 

 
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Find out why the minor watersheds are important. Learn how buffers, rain gardens, and other proactive steps help protect them. Karen Terry will be facilitating the Watershed Game, which is an interactive tool that helps individuals understand the connection between land use and water quality. Participants learn how a variety of land uses impact water and natural resources, increase their knowledge of best management practices (BMPs) and learn how their choices can prevent adverse impacts.

 

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