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.


Water Quality Training for TLA

The Antrim Conservation District held a water quality training session for us on August 12. Tom Clement presented the chemical side of water quality testing. Sasha Bozimowski presented the macroinvertebrate portion of water quality testing. Here are pictures of the … Continue reading

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2017 TLA Annual Meeting

Thursday, August 24, 2017 5-9 pm Potluck Dinner followed by a brief business meeting with board elections Program at 7p.m.: “Mercury in Our Fish: A Global Threat with a New Global Solution in Hand” by Linda E. Greer, Ph.D., Director … Continue reading

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2017 Sandbar Pollution Study Report

Here is the report on the 2017 Sandbar Pollution Study, written by Becky Norris for the Three Lakes Association, the Torch Lake Protection Alliance, and the Elk-Skegemog Lake Association: Sandbar_2017_study_report … Continue reading

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