Caring For Water

Torch Lake is awesome!

Clean, clear water

Caribbean blue colors

Spectacular sunsets

We know you want to enjoy the lake for many years (and generations) to come. So, we’ve put together a list of simple steps you can take to reduce the nutrients, sediments and toxins flowing into the lake and its streams.

Your choices will make a difference!

We’ll help you care for Torch Lake and its Watershed.


What daily choices can you make to keep our water safe to drink?

Learn more in TRUE BLUE Living 


TRUE BLUE Gardening

What gardens and gardening practices can you add to keep Torch Lake clean, clear and blue?

Learn more in TRUE BLUE Gardening …

TRUE BLUE Landscaping

What natural landscaping projects can you do to keep our waters safe and clean?

Learn more in TRUE BLUE Landscaping...

Help the Torch Conservation Center to conserve land and care for water in our Torch Lake Watershed.


Visit the TRUE BLUE Gallery

Torch Conservation Center exterior

Tue-Sat 11am-5 pm
Thur  11am-7pm

9046B Helena St.
Alden, Michigan 49612

Don't just wish that Torch Lake will stay blue.
Choose a water-friendly lifestyle - make a difference!