Big Sand Lake Association
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Big Sand Lake • Current News & Events
BSLA Annual Picnic, Saturday
June 22, 10:30 a.m. at Pine Cone Lodge
05/20/2019 - 2019 Eyes on the Water Campaign
Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations (HC COLA) is encouraging all lakeshore owners to be our lake's "Eyes on the Water". Thank you for volunteering to be a "first responder" in locating an aquatic invasive species (AIS) on your lake. This early detection has proven to be an effective way of stemming the subsequent spread of AIS to other lakes. Early detection can also allow for more effective treatment options in your lake. Even if you do not have a special monitoring device (such as a settlement sampler) you can still help by inspecting your shoreline, your lake shore equipment and search around your lake for AIS.
We encourage lake association presidents and AIS coordinators to forward this note with all lake shore residents and invite their participation on this work. Obviously, the more "eyes on the water", the more likely a new infestation can be detected early. (If you are new to this process, send me an email so I include you on future mailings - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Click here for a list of tips and tactics to guide you to look for AIS on your lake. (Special thanks to Dan Kittilson for developing this Eyes on the Water program.) Also, check out the special Eyes on the Water section on HC COLA's website for addition information.
This fall I will send you an on-line survey to help us evaluate our “Eyes on the Water” efforts. All of us at HC COLA thank you for your efforts to keep our lakes AIS-free.
Have a great summer!
05/16/2019 - Spring 2019 Newsletter Available
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05/10/2019 - MN Lakes & Rivers Advocates
The House and Senate Taxes Conference Committee is meeting this week and next to iron out the differences between their Omnibus Tax Packages.
There is language that would, if passed into law, lower the State General Tax on seasonal recreational property, and language that would eliminate the sales taxes lake associations now pay for aquatic invasive weed control treatments.
02/04/2019 - Membership
We have changed the fiscal year for our accounting to run from January 1 to December 31; therefore it is extremely helpful for us to receive your membership dues in January in order to facilitate our accounting processes. If you haven’t done so, please consider renewing as soon as possible. A fiscally sound lake association and well-funded charitable fund are some of the best ways that together we fully enjoy and protect our beautiful lake as well as the investments we make in our properties surrounding it.