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

Guidelines & Regulations

Property Owner & Lake Visitor Resources:

City of Park Rapids

Fish Consumption Guidelines - Minnesota Department of Health


Hubbard County COLA

Hubbard County Commissioners

Hubbard County Environmental Services

Hubbard County Historical Society

Hubbard County Soil and Water Conservation District


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

MN DNR Offices

MN Boating Regulations

MN Fishing Regulations

MN Invasive Species

MN Hunting Information


Minnesota Waters

RMB Environmental Laboratories, Inc  (Lakes Monitoring Program)

University of Minnesota Extension Shoreland Education Program

Shoreland Management



University of Minnesota Extension Distribution Center


Shop online at:, or call: (800) 876-8636 Please note item name and number


A Field Guide to Identification of Minnesota Aquatic Plants New for 2007, this is a useful guide for people with no prior botanical training to identify most families of aquatic plants found in Minnesota lakes and rivers – even when the plants are not blooming. This laminated publication includes detailed information on aquatic invasive species, a glossary of basic botanical terms, and aquatic plant references. Cost: $20. Item # 08242.


Better Living on Our Lakes and Rivers 2 –DVD set includes nine short videos describing how you can protect your shoreland investment and help to keep lakes and rivers healthy. Cost $20.00. Item # DV-08307.


Lake Home and Cabin Kit Over 50 fact sheets to answer your most common lake home an cabin questions. Features sections on Home & Septic Systems, Shoreland & water Quality, Trees & Woodlands, Wildlife and Insects. Cost: $29.99. Item # 08241.


Landscaping your Septic System Practical and creative options for planning septic system placement and landscaping. Includes planting guidelines and highlights wildflowers and greases ideal for septic system landscaping. Cost: $1.50. Item # 06986.


Septic System Owner’s Guide This 28-page illustrated book is an indispensable gu9ide for all septic owners on the operation and maintenance of their systems. Book comes in a file folder to hold septic system records and information. Cost $4.00. Item # 06583.


For a complete listing of natural resources & environment programs, products and resources available through the University of Minnesota Extension, explore the U of M catalog and website at


Charitable Lake Fund

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