torch lake Changes

TORCH LAKE IS CHANGING!
AND WE CAN SEE IT CHANGING!

More golden-brown algae is growing on the bottom of the lake.

Lake water is warming sooner and staying warmer longer.

Invasive species such as zebra mussels, rusty crayfish, Eurasian milfoil are replacing native species.

Lake trout are not safe to eat due to high amount of dioxin.

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Photo: Art Hoadley

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Torch Lake Watershed Map (.pdf)

Visit the TRUE BLUE Gallery

Torch Conservation Center exterior

The TRUE BLUE Gallery is closed for 2021.
Thank you for making it an incredible season.
More artists, more visitors and more sales than the past 4 years!!
We'll open Memorial Day Weekend 2022
Featuring Watershed-inspired Art &
Tips on how to CARE FOR TORCH!
9046B Helena Road
Downtown Alden, MI

Don't just wish that Torch Lake will stay blue.
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