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.


2020 Summer Intern Reports

The reports from our summer intern, Sydney Frederick, are now available on our website: Temperature Readings on Lake Bellaire and Intermediate Lake 2020 Golden Brown Algae Repopulation Experiment 2020 … Continue reading

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2020 Fall Color Tour Video

Art Hoadley has provided a video of his ‘2020 Fall Color Tour’, an aerial view of our lakes. … Continue reading

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TLA February ’21 Newsletter

The February 2021 Newsletter is now available: TLA Newsletter Feb 2021 This issue contains articles on the following topics: Bright Yellow Seaplane New Board Members Coordinated Activities on Torch Lake TLA Receives Grant GBA 2020 Studies Raking Up GBA Lake … Continue reading

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