Big Star Lake Association

Welcome to the Big Star Lake Association site.   We hope the information here will be useful and look forward to your input and additions.  Please be patient as we continue our renovation.  Some sections are available to access.   Exciting changes are being made and we are in the process of making improvements to the site. Stay tuned as we undergo a new look.


December 3rd, 2014
There is a new section on the website.  Under the About Menu is an expanded section called "NEWS".  Here you will find more in-depth information about our Lake Association.  Today there was a report posted about the BSLA Water Quality Sampling.  It is for your review.  If you have questions please contact the Board.  posted by the webmaster (pj piatek)  
October 19th, 2014
I just wanted to thank the Miller and Steenwyk families for the sharing the great photos that we now have posted. The new fall scene is one we all know at the point right at the center of the lake. WOW...wea re blessed to have such a healthy Lake and such rich view of nature. Thanks again for sharing...Larry Treece Sr., President
October 2nd, 2014
Greetings to all Members and thank you for a VERY successful year at Big Star. Good news about the Lake and the Milfoil. Jennifer Jones, from Restorative Lake Management, reported at the township meeting this week. The Milfoil was down to under 3 acres in Big Star Lake. This is down from over 100 acres several years ago. Overall our water quality is trending very good. Bernie Woljters, from our board continues his own testing and we are building a data base for years to come. On another good note all of our events this year were well attended. It had positive flow that we will put forward to support Big Star Activities, Fire Department, Marine Patrol and the Chapel among others. Thank you all for your continued support. New Board members include: Jean Oosterheert and Scott Kinney. Jean will be working on Area A, Oak Wilt, and the Gypsy Moth issues. Scott Kinney has been assigned to the Road cleanup. Thank you both. If you know a board member, please reach out to them and ask "What can I do to help?" Please be pro active and help continue to help make our Big Star Lake Association great. "Fishing Reports this year were very good overall" says Board Member Tom Miller. "Lots of activity including some good Walleye and perch reports. Please let him know your findings. The more information we have and size and species the better our findings will be. We continue to work on the mailing data base and our redesigned Website. We are looking to sell advertising space. Those interested please contact any of the Board Members. Pictures, as the saying goes, a worth a thousand words. If any of you are taking pictures of our beautiful lake during the fall color change please share. Our website manager is looking to change our pictures to reflect the season change. If you have high definition pictures and are in a panoramic format please forward them to any of the Board Members. We will get them to our website manager. Doing our best to serve...Thank You Larry Treece, President
August 13th, 2014
August 30th, 2014 Saturday Mark your calendars and come out to run, walk and/or support the annual Owen Scully Big Star Lake Memorial Day road Run. There will be something for everyone: 5K run/walk, 15K and activities for the kids. There will be refreshments and protein for the participants after the run. If you would like to volunteer to help just contact Tom Hofman at (616) 394-0223 or any BSL board member. Let’s all pray for good weather for a great annual BSLA event.Tom Hofman
August 6th, 2014
Greetings to all BSLA Friends. Please keep Scott and Lisa Tilma in your prayers this week. Mother Jean Tilma has passed away. Please check for details on the service scheduled for Thursday. Our thoughts and parayers go out to the family and friends of Jean Tilma. Thank you.Larry Treece President
July 29, 2014
Just a reminder that the Large Trash pick up is Saturday August 2 at the township hall. Also if you vote in Lake County, the primary is August 5. Please remember to support the Library proposal by voting yes. Marine Officer Mike Neuman has had surgery and is recovering at home.He sends his thanks for your support and prayers from BSLA. We would like to welcome two new Board Members. Jean Oosterheert and Scott Kinney will be joining us in their respective areas. I attended the new bike/snowmobile trail opening last Saturday that runs from Baldwin to Reed was obtained with a Grant and I look forward to speaking more with those who were able to make that happen. Thank you to Dick Hayes and John Drake who helped make the BSLA/Simonson/LCCF Golf outing a success.Larry Treece President
July 8, 2014
Professional Fireworks displays are very safe, but there is a real danger when things go wrong.  Big Star Lake had such an occurrence in this year's interrupted Fourth of July display.  Click Here for more information about what happened. Larry Treece President

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