Big Sand Lake Association - Hubbard County, Park Rapids, MN - original logo design by Marcia Bergland

Big Sand Lake Association

committed to the preservation of Big Sand Lake

Big Sand Lake  •  Current News & Events

06/24/2019 - Approximately 80 members attend

On June 22, the Big Sand Lake Association held our annual meeting and picnic at the beautiful and historic Pine Cone Lodge. 
The weather was much better than had been forecast and we all enjoyed the favorable weather.

Click here to view a photo featuring Nicole Kovar, biologist, with Minnesota DNR. Nicole spoke to us about aquatic invasive species and some of the scientific controls under development. 

We had approximately 80 members attend the meeting and we all learned a great deal from Ms Kovar’s presentation.  Afterwards we held our annual BSLA business meeting.  We then enjoyed a great lunch cooked by Jeff from Main Street Meats.
Thanks to Bonnie and Jeff Brand and all their employees for helping us to have a successful and enjoyable day. 

Bob Bray
President BSLA

06/10/2019 - Social Events for Big Sand Lake Residents

Wednesday, June 19 4:30 p.m.
Ladies’ Happy Hour at Necce’s Ristorante

Saturday, June 22 10:30 a.m.
Annual Meeting and Family Picnic Pine Cone Lodge 19703 Grouse Road
10:30 -11:00 Coffee and Sweets; 11:00 Annual Meeting followed by BBQ provided by Main Street Meats

Thursday, July 4 11:00 a.m.
Boat Parade - Starting Point: Northeast side of the lake near the Lake Emma outlet

Saturday, July 27 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Potluck Social - Hosted by: Margaret Prahl and Tom Patterson, 23562 Greenway Drive

Saturday, August 17 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
Potluck Social - Hosted by: Sheree and Randy Seavers, 22981 Globe Drive

Saturday, September 7
Third Annual Golf Outing and Potluck Social at Headwaters Golf Club
Tee times, sign-up and more information to follow

Contact Adrienne Bray for more information about these events.

06/12/2019 - MN Lakes & Rivers Advocates

Tax Law Changes for Lakeshore Property Owners

Environment and Natural Resources Omnibuzz Bill - A Big Deal for Water

Passing Lake Conservation Values to the Next Generation 

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 -

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!
Jeff Mosner

05/16/2019 - Spring 2019 Newsletter Available

Click Here to read the Spring 2019 Newsletter. It's ready now!

Read the current and previous emails. Select "Newsletters" from the menu.

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.

Charitable Lake Fund

Learn More About the Big Sand Charitable Lake Fund

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