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
05/19/2016 - BSLA SPRiNG NEWSLETTER IS IN THE MAIL
The spring newsletter was bulk mailed on May 12th and should be reaching you soon if not already. For a copy of the new issue click on the 'Newsletters' tab in the left hand column on this page. If you do not receive a mailed copy, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can check the address we have for you.
05/19/2016 - NEW PROCESS for BSLA MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
There will not be a membership form included in the newsletter. Everyone is encouraged to go to click on 'Renew My Membership' or 'Become a Member' if you joining for the first time. The “Become an Associate Member” (formerly “Become a Big Sand Friend”) category is a reduced rate membership for adult family members and non-resident Big Sand friends. Joining on line is paperless, secure, quick, easy and in addition may save some trees. For those who prefer a mail-in, paper form can be downloaded from the website. OR, come to the Annual Meeting (see notice below) and renew/join in person.
So, be quick and renew now to avoid being bothered with further notices. Thank you to 20 members who have already renewed for 2016!
05/19/2016 - BE AWARE - PINE BARK BEETLES ARE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
We received a DNR flyer with information on identifying and managing pine bark beetle infestation from a Big Sand resident who contacted the Park Rapids DNR Forestry office with concerns about dying trees on their property. Perhaps if we all follow the steps and procedures, a wide spread bark beetle infestation around the lake can be avoided. (Click here for a copy of the flyer.) Watering healthy trees now where possible is especially important after a winter with little snow cover and a fairly dry spring. A few copies of the attached flyer and more information will be available at the Annual Meeting on June 25.
If you have immediate concerns, Mark Carlstrom with the DNR Forestry office, Park Rapids, can be reached at 218-732-3309, extension 222.
05/19/2016 - MARK YOUR CALENDARS — ANNUAL MEETING AND FAMILY PICNIC
All Big Sand residents, families and friends are invited to attend the Annual Meeting at Evergreen Lodge on Saturday, June 25, beginning at 10 a.m. A complimentary family picnic will be served following the meeting. Even if you are not a BSLA member, please come to meet and greet with fellow Big Sanders and hear what is going on around the lake and with BSLA.
005/19/2016 - West Facing Webcam is Working — Sometimes!
The west facing web cam (Camera #2) is still having issues. However, it is up now and we are hoping that it will remain operational for the long run. Please check in for the beautiful Big Sand sunsets when they are available. Efforts continue to solve the mystery of why it works for a few days and then freezes, frequently in the middle of the night and only a black screen is visible. Hopefully the issue will be resolved soon.
03/18/2016 - BEAUTIFUL BIG SAND SUNSETS
Linda Lee, Big Sand resident, sent the following links for some beautiful Big Sand sunset photos and writings she received from her daughter, Beth Browning. Beth is an amateur photographer and author of a blog, angelswearplaid.com, where Beth, on occasion, reflects on her experiences at and love for Big Sand.
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