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.  Welcome to the next exciting stage in the evolution of our new website. The new website also has exactly the same content as our old site, but just moved around some of the content locations.

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November 8th, 2015 It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing of our "Big Star Fisherman" ,Tom Miller. I got a call from his son Sam, who informed me that Tom had passed away in his sleep last night. Services will be in Southfield, Michigan at the John Molnar Funeral Home. I had just spoke to Tom last week as he had finished up the BSLA newsletter article on fishing. Tom was just astounded how the contest was coming along and the interest that had been generated this past year. Tom was a supportive member of our group at BSLA and took over the Fishing Contest from Bob Bromley, two men who really cared about sport fishing on our Lake. We will miss him, but will always remember his support to BSLA and the improvement of sport fishing.  I fondly remember a saying he liked.  It went like this: "a FISH is an animal that grows the fastest between the time it is caught and the time the fisherman describes the story to his friends." Thank you Tom, from all of us and our sympathy to his family and his family at Big Star Lake. Larry Treece-President

October 28th, 2015 Halloween is here! Who has the best Halloween costume and decorations this year? Please send over your best pics of the holiday to share with the rest of the BSLA Members. Fall colors are very striking this year. Please share your lake photos with us to be posted on the website. You can send your pictures to our webmaster at WebMaster

October 28th, 2015 Good afternoon BSLA Members. I have just spoken to Jennifer, from Restorative Lake Sciences. After our discussion, we will not be treating the Milfoil spots on the lake any more in 2015. This is because of the water temperature and the inability to deter further growth with the colder water and air temperatures. However, Restorative Lake Sciences has mapped the Milfoil areas out and will aggressively treat them in the Spring. Given the depth of the new Milfoil growth, Restorative Lake Sciences will need to treat these areas with a higher concentration. This will not pose any problem for Lake use, but it is a new twist based on the growth depth. I will continue to work with all concerned including local fishermen to help us monitor and spot new Milfoil growth .Thanks again to Arnie Morrison for helping us spot this new growth and taking me on the Lake to identify the growth with Restorative Lake Sciences Larry Treece-President

September 23th, 2015 Board Meeting September 24th at 6:30 pm in Grandville.

September 13th, 2015 On another note, I am happy to report that the fishing contest photos have been coming in and I am just amazed at the size of not only the Walleye but the Bluegill, perch and crappie. I have noticed a lot more fishermen trolling this year and social media posts of the fish have been more abundant.  I took some contest entry's over to Tom Miller this past weekend.  Tom is delighted with the enthusiasm we are getting as well as the Master Angler size fish.  Stand by for more, later this year. I spoke with Restorative Lake Sciences this past week.   The third and final Milfoil treatment has been done.  There are no more Milfoil treatments scheduled for 2015.  The North Bay still seems to be of concern near the docks in the Northwest section.  We will be right after that again first thing next year.  We appreciate the help we received from the Dock master in moving boats.  We will continue to monitor any Milfoil growth in BSL.  It is hard to explain why this year we had so many other smaller Milfoil spots show up.  In fact, when speaking with Mike Solomon from Restorative Lake Sciences, other lakes had this same thing happen. However, we are on it. Some good this month’s Township meeting Board Member, Jean Oosterheert, was able to get a recycle pick up station set up at the township hall for 3 months next year..mostly summer months. I was happy to see the support she received from the board as well as citizens in attendance. Thank you Jean and Mark Oosterheert for supporting a good cause and your work serving with the BSLA. We have a scheduled meeting for the BSLA Board this month on the 24th at 630 pm in Grandville.  We will get moving on events and recap a very good year for BSLA, our neighbors and the citizens of Lake Township. Larry Treece-President

September 9th,2015 The Boat Parade Winners have made their decision for the 2016 Big Star Lake 4th of July Boat Parade. The Beren's family chose next years theme to be SPORTS FANATICS. Thank you for your participation in this fun event. We look forward to seeing the efforts put in over the next few months.

August 26th, 2015 The second treatment results for Milfoil treatment were very positive with a significant response to the application. Jennifer Jermalowicz-Jones, Restorative Lake Sciences, reports that the third treatment has been scheduled based on some new “hot spots” that have popped up. Included with her report were two site maps that show the recent activity. Larry Treece-President
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