2019 Spring Meeting May 18

Save the date for our 2019 Spring Meeting! Our spring meeting is held on the Saturday before Memorial Day weekend. This year’s meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the Hub Supper Club. See you there! At our Bi-Annual meetings Members receive reports on the activities of the association, and determine […]

Big Swan Lake Monitoring Summary 2018

Big Swan Lake and its inlets have been monitored by Todd SWCD, RMBEL, and the lake association since 1980. The lake was listed as impaired for excess nutrients and eutrophication in 2009. It is currently part of the Mississippi River – Brainerd Major Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy project through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. […]

Lake stocks walleye fingerlings on its own

Last fall Bosek Fisheries from Garfield, Minn., stocked 400 pounds of 7-inch to 9-inch walleye fingerlings in Big Swan in an effort to supplement stocking efforts by the DNR. The DNR approved stocking 400 pounds of fingerlings instead of the 800 pounds originally requested. Association members authorized up to $10,000 for the stocking project, which […]

Newsletters 2009-2017

The Trumpeter – Spring 2017 The Trumpeter – Spring 2016 Note: The Trumpeter was not published from Spring 2011 through Fall 2015. The Trumpeter – Fall 2010 The Trumpeter – Spring 2010 The Trumpeter – Fall 2009 The Trumpeter – Fall 2009  

Land Stewardship Award

July 2015  Big Swan Lake Property Owners Receive Land Stewardship Award Todd County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors selected the the Big Swan Lake Shoreland Property Owners to recieve Todd County’s Land Stewardship Award for 2015! This award is based on contributions landowners have made working with the Lake Association and the […]

Inaccurate Flood Maps

March 2011 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Investigates Inaccurate Flood Maps Costly to Minnesotans On Monday, March 14 at 10:00 PM 5 Eyewitness News Investigates ran a story on innacurate flood maps and what they cost Minnesotans.

Clean Water Fund

February 2011 Swan River Headwaters Clean Water Fund Todd County Soil and Water Conservation District has posted additional information on their website regarding the grant dollars that are available from BWSR for the Swan River Watershed. Work on these projects will begin in the Spring of 2011 and will be completed by Winter 2012. 

Soil and Water Resources Grants

January 2011 Grant Dollars available from BWSR The Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR) has awarded $203,158 for water quality improvement projects in the Swan River Watershed for 2011 & 2012 through Clean Water Legacy funding. The funds will be used for shoreland stabilization and restoration, river and lake bank stabilization, storm water […]