Association meeting set for June 10

Following is the agenda for the spring meeting of the Big Swan Lake Improvement Association, scheduled at a new date and time. This meeting is important for the future of the organization that is crucial to new and continuing lake quality projects. spring 2023 association agenda

Consultant takes winter soil samples

Lake consultant Steve Henry from RMB Labs, escorted on snowmobile by Lee Daly of the Big Swan Lake Improvement District’s TMDL committee, took additional soil samples from around the lake’s Schwanke Creek entry point on Jan. 9. Henry took three samples through the ice from the stream channel where it passes through heavy cattail cover. […]

Soil sampling along lake inlet stream

On Monday, Oct. 17 lake consultant Steve Henry from RMB Environmental Labs and LID board member Lee Daly took solid samples on both sides of Schwanke Creek just east of Highway 287 and in an adjacent cattail area. Another board member, Al Leinen, gained permission from land owner Lois Thielen to access the field off […]

Association meeting minutes added

The Aug. 27 meeting minutes of the lake association have been added to the web site to go along with the already-published LID meeting minutes from the same day. The latest association minutes follow. Big Swan Lake Association Fall Meeting 2022 Minutes pdf

LID meeting minutes attached

Minutes from the Aug. 27 meeting of the Big Swan Lake Improvement District (LID) are attached. 2022 August LID meeting minutes

RMB releases updated lake quality report

Lake consultant Steve Henry of RMB Environmental Labs will present his report and recommendations concerning Big Swan Lake at the Lake Improvement District (LID) meeting this Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at 9 a.m. at the Hub Supper Club. Henry’s full report is attached; the final four pages summarize his findings and recommendations.   Big_Swan_August10_2022  

See you Saturday at spring lake association meeting

The spring Big Swan Lake Improvement Association meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday (May 21) at the Hub Supper Club. Following is the agenda: Approval of Fall 2021 meeting minutes (Ryan Ganley) Review financial statements (Jan Lind) Review fish stocking (Al Leinen) TMDL Committee update (Lee Daly) Review Curlyleaf Pondweed treatment (Chuck Macy) […]

LID takes sediment samples for quality testing

Fighting rain, snow and slush in late March, a lake quality consultant and members of the Big Swan Improvement District’s TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) Committee took several core samples from the lake bottom. The sediment samples will help the LID identify causes of excessive phosphorus levels that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says affects […]

2021 stream inlet monitoring results reported

Attached is a report from Lee Daly, secretary of the Big Swan Lake Improvement District, with results from stream inlet monitoring done by RMB Labs this year on the lake. The last monitoring was done in 2018. 2021 Stream Inlet Monitoring Results.pdf