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.


2016 Fish Shelter Build

In the last year of the five year DEQ permit to install fish shelters in the lower Elk River Chain of Lakes, volunteers came together on Friday June 17 and completed construction of a record number of ten hardwood crates … Continue reading

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Torch Lake Protection Alliance (TLPA) Lawsuit Prevails

We wanted to share this great news with all of our friends and members! Torch Lake Protection Alliance (TLPA) prevails in its lawsuit against the promoters of the Torch Lake Party Bash. Here is the TLPA Press Release 6-8-16. … Continue reading

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TLA April ’16 Newsletter

The April, 2016 Newsletter is now available: TLA April 2016 Quarterly. This issue contains articles on the following topics: Golden Brown Benthic Algae (GBA): Responses to FAQs President’s Message Chain of Lakes Water Trail Invasive Plants Identification CAKE-CISMA TLA Interns – … Continue reading

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