The Evolution of Water Management in Muskoka

New MWC paper released!

Algae Monitoring Program Report Released!

Learn about MWC’s new Algae Monitoring Program and the results from year one of the Pilot Project.

It’s time to go on a LOW (road) SALT DIET!

Get the “how” and “why” here!

Together, we can protect the future of Muskoka's watersheds

What is the mission of the Muskoka Watershed Council?


Develop and implement science-based programs to research, assess, monitor, and evaluate environmental health.


Encourage sound watershed management practices and policies based on evidence.

Communicate & Educate

Develop and deliver public information and education programs that promote sustainable lifestyle choices and an understanding of the impact of human actions on the watersheds.

Promote & Demonstrate

Identify best practices that support a sustainable environment and a healthy community structure with a thriving economy.

Watershed council mission

New from our blog

Walleye Photo by EGBSC

Drawdown Ecology – why can’t we just lower the lakes?

By Kevin Trimble. Walleye. Source: Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council Pressure is mounting in Muskoka to push water levels lower. The Muskoka River Water Management Plan (MRWMP) calls for a seasonal drawdown in fall and it makes sense that lowering levels even more will make room for bigger spring floods.…

Explore Your Watershed