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 Reporting Tool

Have you encountered Swimmer’s Itch, this year? Have members of your family, your guests, or your neighbors? Please help us identify where the problem exists and how bad it is. The Three Lakes Association (TLA) has a reporting tool for … Continue reading

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TLA July ’18 Newsletter

The July, 2018 Newsletter is now available: TLA Newsletter July 2018 This issue contains articles on the following topics: Swimmer’s Itch Update President’s Message Stop the Spread of Invasive Species Kabob Marinade Michigan’s Arctic Grayling Initiative Water Safety Personal Flotation Devices … Continue reading

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DNR Fish Survey on Torch Lake, June 4-6

  The DNR Fisheries Division will be conducting a fish community survey on Torch Lake from June 4 through June 8. There will be numerous types of nets set across all of Torch Lake. The nets will be marked with … Continue reading

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