Natures Gift - Our Responsibility - Our Children's Legacy





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.

NOTE:  The SRCL website will be undergoing an upgrade and revisions over the coming months.  If you have any questions please contact Ann Warling – ann.warling@gmail.com.


Bar Bingo starting October 28th!

Meat Raffle starting October 30th!!

 Interested in volunteering to help with Bingo and Meat Raffle events, contact Garrick Grace at 843-685-4913 or garrick.grace@gmail.com.

Bar Bingo and Meat Raffle Planning for 2020 during Covid-19 restrictions

The Sauk River Chain of Lakes (SRCL) Association conducts Gambling Operations at Shady’s Long Shots at 17467 Fairway Circle, Cold Spring, MN 56320. The goal of this plan is to start conducting Bar Bingo on Wednesday nights and Meat Raffle on Friday nights starting October 28, 2020. The ultimate goal is to provide a safe environment for the customers, staff, and volunteers during the Bar Bingo and Meat Raffle activities.

Bar Bingo: Wednesday nights

  • Volunteers: 2
  • Only packets will be sold prior to the start of Bar Bingo. No individual sales between games. Volunteers will NOT go around the bar to sell individual Bingo sheets.
  • The person with Bingo will come up to the front table to verify the card and receive winnings.
  • Dobbers will still be provided by SRCL but will be collected and cleaned after each game night.
  • Dobbers will be available for sale to customers for $1.
  • The regular bingo payouts will be the same percentage as last year. These payouts can be adjusted as patron volumes change.

Meat Raffle: Friday nights

  • Volunteers: 2
  • Raffle tickets will be purchased at the front table. Volunteers will NOT go around the bar to sell tickets.
  • There will be two rounds of five games in which patrons can purchase raffle tickets at the front table. Each game will have color-coded tickets to align with the number of the game.
  • The person with the winning ticket will come up to the front table to verify the ticket and receive a prize.

SRCL Gaming Goals

  • Provide a safe environment for games.
  • Keep social distancing.
  • Limit contact to protect customers, staff, and volunteers.
  • Meet MN Covid-19 recommended guidelines.

SRCL Gaming Volunteers

  • Will wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including masks and gloves.
  • Utilize hand sanitizer.
  • Limit contact away from the front counter.


SRCL Board Meeting


The SRCL Board meets every third Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, November 17th • 6:30 pm • 2nd Floor Conference Room- Edina Realty, Cold Spring

Tuesday, December 15th • 6:30 pm • 2nd Floor Conference Room- Edina Realty, Cold Spring



2020 Aquatic Plant Surveys in the Chain of Lakes

SRCL 2020 Summary Memo

     SRCL AIS Early Detection Report

2020 Curly Leaf Pondweed Treatment Areas

2020 Curlyleaf Pondweed Individual Lake Assessments

Bolfing Lake Assessment                                  Cedar Island Lake Assessment

Great Northern Lake Assessment                      Horseshoe Lake Assessment

Knaus Lake Assessment                                    Krays Lake Assessment

Long Lake Assessment                                      Schneider Lake Assessment

Zumbwalde Lake Assessment


Land Use Assistance

By Troy Atkinson, SRCL Land Use Committee Chairman/Board Member

Hello, Property Owners on the Chain of Lakes –

Have you thought about changing your lakeshore to reduce and prevent yard runoff from getting into the lake? Have you wondered what options are out there for local guidance, regulations, and even how to pay for lakeshore runoff prevention projects?

Well, the Sauk River Chain of Lakes Association (SRCL) is here to help as we can put you in contact with the correct local and state departments who can work with you on design and vegetation options along with ways to help pay for some of this project. The SRCL may also be able to help you with funding for this project as we have a new short two-page application that you can complete and send to us for consideration of association funds to assist in making your project a reality.

The more we all work together to improve the runoff and chemicals that go into our lake, the faster we can improve the water quality and overall health of the lake.

The SRCL Land Use application is included in this newsletter and is posted on our website at srcl.org. The SRCL is now accepting applications for the 2021 season. You can email the completed application to troy@pierceinsurance.com or contact Troy Atkinson with more questions at 320-492-7041.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS: SRCL Land Use Assistance Contract:Application



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P.O. Box 369
Richmond, MN 56368

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