2019-2021 Membership Dues

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.

Become a member of BLA or renew your biennial membership now with PayPal integration.  

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Please fill out the appropriate membership form with your payment. Thank you!

Either the Printable Application or the Online Application Form

2019-2021 Printable Membership Application

if you wish to mail in your membership dues or donations instead of using PayPal, please use the appropriate printable form below and mail in with check to:

Birch Lake Association, PO Box 125, Hackensack, MN 5645


2019-2021 Online Membership Application

Please fill out the online membership form and then proceed to payment with PayPal.

Date *
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Main Address if different than your lake address. If same as lake address please type 'same as lake address'.
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Phone
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Do you have a special talent that we could use? Please check off any of your interests below and we will contact you.
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If you would like to make a donation along with your membership dues, please select the amount from the drop down menu next to dues.

 
Birch Lake Association Dues 2019-2021
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Home Address
 

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Business Name *
Business Name
Owner Name(s)
Owner Name(s)
Business Address *
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Primary Mailing Address *
Primary Mailing Address
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Do you have a special talent that we could use? Please check off any interests below and we will contact you.
Have you made your payment through PayPal? *

If you would like to make a donation along with your business dues, please select the amount from the drop down menu next to dues.

 
Birch Lake Association Business Dues 2019-2021
 

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.

President - Paul Blomgren

Vice President - Gary Martin

Treasurer - Shirley Johnson

Secretary - Open

Directors

Tim Funkmeyer, Denny Harnstrom, Sue Holthaus, Mary Sue Knautz, Gary Krimmel, Jim Madland, Betty Martin, Jackie Schumacher, Rick Zaske