Become a New Member or Renew your Membership

The BLA represents you and your interests, with a variety of organizations and committees that are concerned with the quality of our lakes and our watershed. Membership includes a newsletter, website and social media to keep you and non-members informed of lake related issues.

Membership is open to everyone. Many relatives and friends of lake residents, as well as local businesses, belong to the Association. The Organization encompasses Birch and Poquet lakes.

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Birch Lake Individual/Family Association Dues 2017-2019
 

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Birch Lake Association Business Dues 2017-2019
 

Membership/Donations

 Your membership is vital to the success of our mission and continued health and well-being of Birch Lake and Poquet Lake. The BLA is organized solely by dedicated volunteers… your friends and neighbors. Birch Lake Association is listed as a non-profit 501 (c)4 organization.

 

The Birch Lake Association History

In the early 1980’s Birch Lake area residents became concerned when increased lakeshore development, recreational use and fishing pressure became issues. An educational program was developed with the help of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Cass County Department of Soil and Water and the Mississippi Headwaters Board. This led to the Birch Lake Association being incorporated as a Minnesota nonprofit corporation on December 13, 1982. The original directors were John Fank, Richard Johnstone, Frank Kovach, Robert Mayer, Melvin Nefstead Sr., LaVerne Nies, Earl Schwanz and Anton Thomas.

Mission Statement

The membership of the Birch Lake Association pledges to work together to protect and enhance the quality of the water, the aquatic environment, the fishery and the wildlife of Birch Lake and its surrounding watershed. We are committed to preserving the health of our lake for present and future generations.

Meet our BLA Officers

The BLA represents you and your interests, with a variety of organizations and committees that are concerned with the quality of our lakes and our watershed. Membership includes a newsletter, website and social media to keep you and non-members informed of lake related issues

Membership is open to everyone. Many relatives and friends of lake residents, as well as local businesses, belong to the Association. The Organization encompasses Birch and Poquet lakes.

Directors

Denny Harnstrom, Sue Holthaus, Mary Sue Knautz, Jim Madland, Betty Martin, Gary Martin, Mark Novotny, Jackie Schumacher, Gene Tuftin, Rick Zaske