Integrated Watershed Management

MWC has pulled together a number of resources on IWM, including publications, articles, presentations, papers and more!

Discover Your Watershed

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Algae Monitoring Program

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

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

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Planting Sweet Gale

Restoring Muskoka shorelines and integrated watershed management

By Cassie Emms Did you know that the Muskoka River Watershed has approximately 6,800 kilometres of shoreline? To put that in perspective, it equates to driving from Ottawa to Calgary and back! To most of us, the shoreline is an area that allows access to a waterbody for canoeing, for…

Explore Your Watershed