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.

TLA Swimmer’s Itch Survey

Many waders and swimmers in several northern Michigan lakes are bothered by swimmer’s itch, an itchy rash that is caused by a tiny parasite in the water that mistook a person for the duck it was seeking to infect. This … Continue reading

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Our New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Three Lakes Association (TLA) is pleased to announce Marina Friend has been named its new Executive Director. Friend brings a wealth of experience to her new role having extensive sales, marketing and public relations … Continue reading

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TLA October ’17 Newsletter

The October, 2017 Newsletter is now available:  TLA News October 17. This issue focuses on the SEOP program and the grants which have been made to local schools. It also contains articles on the following topics: President’s Message – Back on … Continue reading

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