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.


Freshwater Summit LWD Presentation 10-28-2016

On October 28, Rachael Horn presented information on the Large Woody Debris (LWD) project to the Freshwater Summit. Here are the slides from this presentation: LWD Freshwater Summit Presentation 10-28-16 … Continue reading

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Freshwater Summit GBA Presentation 10-28-2016

On October 28, Becky Norris presented information on the Golden Brown Algae (GBA) study to the Freshwater Summit. Here are the slides and her notes exlaining the slides: GBA Freshwater Summit Presentation 10-28-2016 GBA Freshwater Summit notes … Continue reading

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TLA October ’16 Newsletter

The October, 2016 Newsletter is now available: TLA October 2016 Quarterly. This issue contains articles on the following topics: Large Woody Debris (LWD) 2016 President’s Message – Just Add Water New Directors TLA Apparel Become a Michigan Shoreland Steward to protect … Continue reading

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