Welcome to Little Birch Lake Improvement Association!


Little Birch Lake is located one mile east of Ward Springs, Minnesota, in North Central Stearns County, with over one-half of the water and watershed in Todd County. The lake is 838 acres in size with a maximum depth of 89 feet. The Little Birch Lake Improvement Association is an organization dedicated to water quality.


  • There is a new method to pay dues and donations online using a credit card!  See button below to be redirected to third-party website for payments.
  • Newsletters can now be viewed online!  See Newsletters link in the menu above
  • Be careful if you venture out on the ice!
  • If you are interested in joining the LBLIA Board, contact Steve Gudgell
  • Anyone interested in chairing the Dinner Dance should contact a board member or Steve
  • Invasive and Weed Control
    • Curly Leaf Pondweed treatment will occur after ice out
    • Monitoring two areas where Eurasian Water Milfoil was found and treated last fall throughout this summer
    • Requesting DNR permission to treat dock area and channel at the public access
  • Watercraft inspectors will be on duty again this year
  • Remember to scrape and remove all zebra mussels prior to putting docks, lifts, and watercraft this spring
  • Thinking about taking online Boat and water safety class?  Click here for more info.
  • Watershed
    • The SRSWD district has approved starting to work on the outlet dam project
    • Effort for planning and acquiring necessary permits/bids to occur this fall
    • Assessment process for property owners is underway, expected to take a couple more months
  • Important dates for 2024:
    • Education Day with Big Birch Lake – April 13th
      • Meeting will be at St. Joseph’s Church in Grey Eagle
      • Doors open at 8:00 am with coffee, donut and fruit
      • Speakers begin at 8:20 am
      • Expected to end around 11:00 am
    • Spring Roadside Clean-up – April 27th
    • Annual Meeting – June 1st
    • Golf Outing – TBD
    • Dinner Dance – September 14th at Shattuck’s Hub