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

Charitable Lake Fund

By now, you should have received in the mail our Spring Membership and Charitable Lake Fund Campaign letter. We thank you, in advance, for your devotion to our beloved lake.

Read the full story about this 2024 campaign...

Click here to make a donation to help cover the cost of this critical effort for summer 2024 by clicking here!


Charitable Lake Fund - Established October 2009

The Fund shall be used to provide financial support to protect, preserve, restore and enhance the quality of Big Sand Lake and its environs.


The Big Sand Lake Charitable Fund is composed of 2 separate funds:
• The Endowment fund - Only earnings on donated monies may be withdrawn.
• The General Spendable fund - Donated monies and earnings may be withdrawn.


Keep Big Sand Lake Beautiful

The best way to keep Big Sand Lake beautiful is for all of us to take responsibility for its future and contribute to this critical goal of keeping Big Sand Lake clean and void of invasive species.


Our desire to keep Big Sand Lake beautiful is being threatened. Invasive species have become a major issue in the lakes of Minnesota. Lakes in our immediate area are experiencing Zebra Mussels, Curly Pond Weed, and Eurasian Water Milfoil.


In the event, Big Sand Lake becomes threatened with an Invasive Species, the Charitable Lake Fund will help us take immediate action for diminishing or eliminating the infestation.


The Big Sand Lake Charitable Fund /General Spendable is available for projects to enhance the preservation of Big Sand Lake and its environs. These types of projects require a larger dollar investment then could be achieved through the use of the Big Sand Lake Association treasury.


Take Action

As citizens, users, and residents our goal is to take action with proactive measures to protect our lake for current and future generations.


The BSLA Charitable Lake Fund Goal

The Advisory Committee (click here for list) has launched a fundraising campaign to raise to $8,580 for 1100 hours of watercraft inspection at the boat launch in 2022. Fundraising for watercraft inspection each year helps us to preserve the main body of the fund for future large emergency or planned expenditures.


Donors to Big Sand Lake Charitable Fund/Watercraft Inspection

The Big Sand Lake Charitable Fund Committee would like to thank the following donors who contributed to the Charitable Fund from July 1, 2022, to September 20, 2023. Thanks to your generosity, the 2023 DNR watercraft inspection program at the public access was completely funded! Thanks for joining in the fight to protect beautiful Big Sand Lake!

We gratefully acknowledge these generous donors who contributed to the Big Sand Lake Charitable Fund during the past year! Thank you for helping to protect our beautiful lake! CLICK HERE for a list of the donors during Sep. 1, 2021 to Sep. 18, 2022.


How to Make Contributions
Click the link below to donate online. Please Direct donation to Big Sand Lake Charitable Fund. The Big Sand Lake Association requests you direct your donation for watercraft inspection to the General Spendable part of the Charitable Lake Fund. Other donations to grow the fund throughout the year are also appreciated!


Donations may be mailed:

NorthWest Minnesota Foundation (NWMF)

201 3rd St NW Bemidji, MN 56601



Your support helps preserve the beauty of Big Sand Lake for all!

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Charitable Lake Fund

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