Roadside Cleanup October 14, 2023

The bi-annual BMLAA Roadside clean up will be held on October 14, 2023, at 9am.

Normally it only takes an hour to complete a section, depending on how fast the group moves and how many are in the party. This is a FUN event and a great way to teach your family how to care about the environment. Plus, it’s always interesting to see what is in the ditches on Hwy 37.  🙂  Lastly, we are looking for some NEW volunteers to help.  We’d love to see some different families if your schedule allows.  Please meet at the corner of Hwy 37 and Red Top Road. Vests and garbage bags will be supplied.  Please bring gloves. Thank you in advance and to the LaFonds who spearhead this event.

If you are unavailable to help on October 14th, you can contact John Lafond to be assigned a section you can complete at your convenience.

Requesting Articles for Fall Newsletter

If anyone as any articles they would like to submit that would be informative, or of interest to lake residents please submit these to Marge Lorentzsen. These could be regarding the lake levels, fishing reports, or stories regarding fun on the lake. If you have pictures to include, please provide these. You do not have to be an expert writer to submit an article.

BMLAA Newsletter Mission:

The mission of the BMLAA newsletter is to provide lake area residents with information to build community. It is intended to present current lake issues and events in a non-controversial and positive format.  Any submissions must fit the above criteria to be considered.     

Board of DirectorsMeetings

The BMLAA board of directors meet monthly during the months of April through September. Prior to each meeting, an email is sent to all BMLAA members with the opportunity to request a Google Meets link to the meeting.

Fall 2022 BMLAA Newsletter

There were not enough submissions to publish a Fall newsletter. Below are the articles that were submitted.

Responsible Shore-Land Lighting

The North Country Trail around Bad Medicine Lake

NCT Map near Bad Medicine Lake

Canoeing into Autumn

Canoe Pic

SCUBA Diving in Bad Medicine Lake

SCUBA Pic 2019

SCUBA Pic 2022


Trash Issues at Dump

Some people are leaving trash outside dumpsters and/or not closing the dumpster lids. This allows bears to spread the trash and makes a big mess, which others, mostly our township officials, have to clean up. Be responsible and put your bagged trash in the dumpsters AND securely close the lid. Thanks to Rolf Christiansen for creating new lighter wood lids with secure fasteners. Additional information can be found on Bearwise and MN DNR.

Link to Fall 2021 Newsletter