Association Activities

Each year the Association sponsors a variety of activities and programs to benefit members.

Yard Waste Day — Held in the spring and fall at the gravel pit at the south end of the Big Lake. Area residents can bring branches, leaves and logs no larger than 8 inches in diameter. The Volunteer Fire Department burns the pile in the winter when the snow depth is sufficient.

Summer Picnic — Held in July or August. The Association supplies hamburger and hot dogs and buns, paper plates, and condiments. Members bring a side dish to share. Prior to the meal, there are games and prizes for children. The picnic is usually held at the Pequaywan Inn.

Trash Day — Every other year or so, the Association hires a large dumpster and members can dispose of large items such as furniture or scrap building material.

Lake Testing — The Association pays for testing of the lake water and also volunteer members check the clarity during the summer on both lakes. (See Lake clarity/testing for more information.

Area Directory — The Association published for members a directory of addresses and phone numbers for residents of the two lakes and surrounding area.

Pequaywan Lakes Garden — Association members volunteered to plant and care for a wildflower garden at the corner of West Branch Road and Hwy. 44 near the Township Sign. Read about the history of the garden and view photos.

Programs at Association Meetings — Programs presented have included such topics as birding, dragonflies, beavers, the history of logging in the area, forestry, fishing, and owls.

Minnesota Seasonal Recreational Property Owners membership (MSRPO) — MSRPO is the only advocacy group representing families who own cabins, lakeshore, hunting shacks and seasonal property in Minnesota at the State Capitol.