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

02/20/2019 - Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates and SF 1062

For many years the MN DNR made about $800,000 in grants to lake associations to help them manage aquatic invasive species. But in 2016 they cut the grants in half, to $400,000. The next year they ended them altogether. SF 1062, authored by ;Senator Rich Draheim, and joined by Senators Rudd, Ingebrigtsen, Jensen, and Eichorn would, if passed into law, provide $1 million of General Fund money in 2020 and 2021 for matching grants to lake associations for controlling aquatic invasive species. No more than 10% of the funding may go to a single lake association.

Go to and send your Senator an email asking them to support this legislation. While AIS is a statewide problem, for too long the costs have been local. Lake Associations deserve support in the work they do to protect the public good of healthy lake ecosystems.

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.

02/04/2019 - Hubbard County COLA News

Attached is the January water monitoring update, click here.

Park Rapids Area Fishing Expo coming April 12, to find out more, click here.

News Release for Hubbard County COLA, click here.

March 1 Chili Challenge for Hubbard County COLA, click here.

02/04/2019 - Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates News

Watch the YouTube of Dr. Nick Phelps on January 16, 2019 to the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee on AIS.

12/18/2018 - University of Minnesota Extension Classes for 2019

Class: The Art of Beekeeping
Class: Growing your own Fruit Orchard in Zone 3
Class: Hydroponics 101
Class: Plant-a-Basket


To register please call the Extension Office at 218-732-3391 or email me at


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Learn More About the Big Sand Charitable Lake Fund

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