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 also shown here:


TLA 2014 Annual Meeting

Please join us Thursday, August 21 at 5:00 PM for TLA’s 48th Annual Meeting.  The event will take place at The Summit Village Association’s Beach Club on Lake Bellaire located at the intersection of Fisherman’s Paradise and North Lakes Roads. … Continue reading

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Septic Systems Around Lakes: Essential Maintenance and Alternative Treatment Options

Three Lakes Association invites you to attend an informative session on how to best treat and manage waste water around our beautiful lakes. Special consideration must be given to the treatment of waste water around lakes. This session will explain … Continue reading

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