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Mission Statement: We are pledged to improve the water quality of the Sauk River Chain of Lakes in Stearns County, Minnesota, not only for our generation, but for our children and future generations.

Sauk River Chain of Lakes 2019 Fall Meeting

Location: St Boniface School Gymnasium in Cold Spring

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time: 9 -10:30 am

Do you want to learn about controlling aquatic plants near your property?

Brad Matuska from the SRCL Association will be presenting on the following topics-

  • Mechanically and/or chemically managing the aquatic plants in front of your property
  • The effects of fertilizers and pesticides in managing your lawn
  • Utilizing buffer zones along the shoreline.

Update on the No-wake zones on the Chain

The SRCL Association sent out a post card in September asking for input of adding no-wake zones on three specific sites on the chain.  We will review the responses and have an open forum for additional input.

Thank you,

SRCL Association Board


Hello SRCL Homeowner,
The MN DNR has confirmed Zebra Mussels found on Knaus Lake. At this time, we are asking homeowners to inspect your docks and boat lifts.  If you find anything suspicious, please contact the MN DNR as describe below or contact Matt Noska 763-913-5654 or John Rocky 320-493-7992

The MN DNR will be adding Knaus Lake to MN lakes infested with Zebra mussels in the coming weeks.  Below is the announcement from the MN DNR.

Letter from Minnesota DNR.
We confirmed two zebra mussels on Knaus Lake yesterday. We will conduct some dock/lift searches this fall, although will likely continue monitoring their distribution next summer.  As of now, we will be listing Knaus Lake infested. Further monitoring and searching will determine if other basins will eventually be listed. Since the fall is the best time to check your dock, lift or equipment, we would like to hear back from any resident that locates one on their property. More information can be found here:

If you suspect that you have found a zebra mussel, please follow these steps:

1.      Note the exact location where the specimen was found
2.      Take a picture and collect the specimen in question
3.      Report it to your Invasive Species Specialist (Christine Jurek: 320-223-7847). Email would be preferred:
Thanks for any assistance in reporting any additional zebra mussels.

Chris Jurek
Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist | Invasive Species Program
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
1035 South Benton Drive
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Phone: 320-223-7847

John Rocky
President SRCL Association



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