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World Water Day Reminds Us to Appreciate Muskoka’s Water

        Muskoka is fortunate to have so much freshwater and it is easy to take our clean, plentiful water for granted. Many people across the planet don’t have such easy access to safe water supplies. World Water … Continue reading  

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Muskoka Bat Collective

In the last decade, several of Ontario’s bat species have experienced dramatic population declines. These declines have led to four of Ontario’s bat species being added to the Endangered Species list; half of the species of bats found in Muskoka … Continue reading  

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Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction is the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2017

  World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2nd to raise global awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet. It also marks the date of adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 1971, in … Continue reading  

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Wrapping Up a Summer Spent on Three Mile Lake

  What is the best way to spend the summer in Ontario, you may ask? How about spending it in Muskoka! Add a boat and some lakes, and your summer is sure to be a great one.   The Love … Continue reading  

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Muskoka celebrates water leadership during this year’s Canada Water Week

  From March 21 to 27, 2016 Muskoka and Canada Water Week will be celebrating those who have demonstrated leadership in freshwater conservation and those water initiatives that can inspire change.   This year’s Canada Water Week theme is “Freshwater … Continue reading  

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Celebrate World Wetlands Day February 2nd

Join the world February 2nd in celebrating wetlands. World Wetlands Day, designated in 1997, provides an opportunity to highlight the valuable contributions of wetlands.   The theme for 2016 is “Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods” to highlight the vital … Continue reading  

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Watershed Council partners with the Lake of Bays Association to assess the health of Lake of Bays’ shoreline

  Muskoka Watershed Council is continuing to assess shorelines on Lake of Bays with the help of the Lake of Bays Association (LOBA) through the Love Your Lake program.   Love Your Lake is a shoreline assessment and stewardship program that … Continue reading  

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A Watershed Moment: A turning point for a better Muskoka

by Lyndsie McGregor   A watershed is more than a term used by scientists to refer to the area of land that catches rain or snow and drains into a body of water like a river or lake. It is … Continue reading  

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Wetlands for our future – how is Muskoka doing?

    “Wetlands for our future” is the theme of this year’s World Wetlands Day, a day dedicated to raising public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands and engaging people in effective wetland stewardship. World Wetlands Day is … Continue reading  

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World Wetlands Day 2015

  “Wetlands for our future” is the theme of this year’s World Wetlands Day, a day dedicated to helping raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands. World Wetlands Day happens on February 2nd each year, and all … Continue reading  

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