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.


Paddle Antrim Festival

Thank you to all of the Three Lakes Association members who assisted last year with the first Paddle Antrim Festival.  It was a wonderful success and the support of all those in the community including many Three Lakes Association members … Continue reading

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Chain of Lakes Water Trail

We want to share this information with all our members and friends: Paddle Antrim is leading the effort to create and market a new non-motorized water trail through the Chain of Lakes. A water trail is a designated route along … Continue reading

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Golden Brown Algae Update – July 14, 2016

Please join us on July 14, at 5:30 pm at the Kearney Township Hall (4820 Aero Park Drive, Bellaire) for an update on the Golden Brown Benthic Algae which has become increasingly visible in our lakes. Golden Brown Benthic algae … Continue reading

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