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.


TLA 2020 Annual Report

Here is the TLA Annual Report for 2020 that will be reviewed at the 54th Annual Meeting on August 6, 2020. … Continue reading

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TLA July ’20 Newsletter

The July 2020 Newsletter is now available: TLA Newsletter July 2020 This issue contains articles on the following topics: Monitoring Water Levels on the Elk River Chain of Lakes President’s Message Memberships Matter Catching Phosphorus in Torch Lake TLA Partners … Continue reading

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2020 Annual Meeting

The Three Lakes Association 54th Annual Meeting will be held online this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope you will join us for this fun and brief webinar event! Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:45 PM Gather 5:00 PM … Continue reading

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