The 2019 BSLA Annual Meeting is now in the books, and by my estimation, it was a success.
A very large turnout listened as Eric Altena, DNR Area Fisheries Manager, talked with us about Big Sauk Lake fishery, including some of the results of recent electrofishing surveys, some of the facts concerning the walleye stocking program, what effect the presence of zebra mussels may have on the fishery, and lots more. Lots of folks had questions for Eric, so his time was very much appreciated.
Deputy Breth of the Stearns County Sheriff's Water Patrol was also on hand to talk about what exactly the water patrol does, what they look for, etc. We also asked questions concerning the NO WAKE ZONE signs...some of which may be posted on Big Sauk especially during the current high-water period.
Like most annual meetings we reviewed and approved minutes, treasurer's reports and budget. There was an update on the carp removal, the invasive week control, as well as information regarding the association's efforts to get out into the public through some new trifold flyers that are being placed in various locations, meeting with various organizations such as the Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce, and the hats that we have available for a short time.
As usual, we closed the meeting with elections and then handed out some door prizes. Thanks to the following who donated prizes:
Minnesota National Bank
The Cove at Greystone
Lastly, I'd like to say thank you to three members who stepped up to be on your board of directors. So thank you to:
We are excited to have some new young energy joining the group, and for the things to come in 2019-2020.