Welcome to Three Lakes Association!

Our Mission

The mission of the Three Lakes Association is to provide leadership to preserve, protect, and improve the environmental quality of the Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed for all generations with emphasis on Lake Bellaire, Clam Lake, Torch Lake and their tributaries.

Since 1966, the Three Lakes Association (TLA) has been actively engaged in a variety of ways which support our mission. From monitoring water quality to actively engaging with our local and state governments to providing grants for local science education in our schools, TLA has worked to insure that our lakes will remain the wonderful natural resource that we all love and enjoy.

This website contains a wide variety of information on our current and past projects. Please explore the many documents which are available under ‘Projects and Reports’. Our Newsletters are also available, going back to 2004, providing a rich history of our activity.

Recent News

We provide ongoing updates on our activities on this website, under ‘Latest News’ and also on Facebook. The most recent posts are shown below. You may also like to view a list of our recent Facebook posts, here on our website.


TLA January ’16 Newsletter

The January, 2016 Newsletter is now available: TLA News JAN16. This issue contains articles on the following topics: Golden Brown Benthic Algae: 2015 Seasonal Growth President’s Message Quaggas Drift Inland From the Freshwater Seas The New Torch Conservation Center It Takes … Continue reading

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Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Requests Community Input

Community Input Requested Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is requesting community participation in a brief organizational assessment survey. The responses to this survey will help the Watershed Council evaluate their effectiveness in reaching the community about protecting and preserving … Continue reading

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Antrim County Parks Report

This report was authorized and funded by the Antrim County Board of Commissioners (BOC) in February of 2015. Mark Stone, the Operator of Dams was commissioned to perform the study and report back to the Board when completed. Here is the … Continue reading

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