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A Healthy Torch Lake for All
P.O. Box 706 Bellaire, MI 49615 or
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Torch Lake Protection Alliance (TLPA) was established in 1994 to provide a unifying voice for people who regard the preservation of Torch Lake as a top priority, enabling current and future generations to enjoy the responsible use of this geological jewel.  Please click on the ABOUT US tab in the menu for more information about our mission.

Login How-To

If you are a member of TLPA please log-in to the website using the Member Login link in the black box just above the menu list on the left hand side of this web page.  If you are viewing the website using a Mobile Device (cell phone or tablet) the menu options should be shown in a black bar along the bottom of the page.  Click on the key symbol labeled Login.  

By logging in you will have access to all of the functions on our site, such as renewing a membership, paying by credit card and content just for members.  Always login for the best experience on the site. 

If you do not know your user name or password once you are on the Login page, there is a link below the Login "Forgot My Username/Password"  Click on this link to have your information sent to your email.  If you still have trouble with logging in try the Click here  button on the login screen for assistance or call the number shown below. 

Please use the following phone number to get assistance with logging in or retrieving your user name and password.  1-866-457-2582 inside the US.



Renewal Season is Here

The E-mail notices have been sent to the Family Membership primary members with an email address on file.  A standard postal mail renewal form has been sent out to this group as well.  Members only need respond to one of these notices.

The emailed notice is handy for members who prefer to renew online with a credit card.  The website is secure and a screen will pop up when the primary member of the Family Membership logs in.  To renew just click on the pop up screen and you will be led through the process.  It will end with a form to fill in your credit card information.

If you didn't receive the email notice then one or two things may be the reason.  First you may not be the primary member for your Family membership.  Secondary and Tertiary members of the same family may have logins to the TLPA website but all communications and options for renewal are sent only to the primary members and that login must be used to get to the renewal process.  Second, the email address for the primary member may be missing or incorrect.  The primary member should login to our website and when they process the renewal online they will be asked to update their information.  Please correct the email address at that time.

If you have any questions please reach out to the membership committee.  Both Bruce Hulteen (616-560-3952) and Barb Carton ( 231-377-4325)  can answer any questions you may have.

Therry Colombo, the TLPA Administrator, can be reached at 

Keep Torch Blue Campaign

It's time to put away the Keep Torch Blue signs for the winter.  Please save your sign and place it out again next May 2021.   If you would like to have the TLPA pick up your sign please contact Bruce Hulteen at or Barb Carton at

Fall 2020 Newsletter is Out

The newsletter can be read by clicking the link below.  Previous issues of the newsletter can be found at  About Us-Documents-Newsletters.  Newsletters are the third item in the list of Document Types.

Fall 2020 Newsletter

For Extended information on this edition of the Newsletter, please visit the NEWS section of the website.  The NEWS link is on the left side on this page in the main menu.

Septic System Maintenance Key to Torch Lake Health

Please visit the NEWS section of our website for important information about septic systems and how they impact the lake.  The link to NEWS is in the left margin on this page.