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.


CAKE CISMA 3Q Newsletter

We thought our membership would be interested in the most recent newsletter from CAKE CISMA (Charlexvoix Antrim Kalkaska Emmett cooperative invasive species management area). The newsletter can be found here on the CAKE website. … Continue reading

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TLA October ’19 Newsletter

The October 2019 Newsletter is now available: TLA Newsletter October 2019 This issue contains articles on the following topics: Golden Brown Algae Update President’s Message Internship Program Update Swimmer’s Itch for the Non-Scientist Shoreline Survey Chain of Lakes Water Level Update … Continue reading

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Swimmer’s Itch

Swimmer’s Itch Rack Card Since there are still a few weeks left of good swimming in our lakes, we want to share this rack card area residents. We recently collaborated with other lake associations in the Elk River Chain of … Continue reading

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