Welcome to the new MWC website!

We’ve refreshed the look and content of our website and made it easier to view on mobile devices.

Algae Monitoring Program Report Released!

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

Do you have a Natural Edge?

Let the Natural Edge Shoreline Re-naturalization program help you get the shoreline you need.

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

Water Quality Sampling

COVID-19 must not halt Muskoka’s environmental monitoring programs

By Rebecca Willison. Environmental monitoring was one of the first things cancelled or suspended as the COVID-19 pandemic descended on Canada. This was understandable, given that resources needed to be reallocated to more immediate concerns related to the pandemic, as well as the reality that much of the environmental monitoring…

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