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

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Upjohn Nature Reserve - Wetland

An integrated solution for flooding, climate action and economic prosperity

By Kevin Trimble. It’s time to get serious about getting residents, business people and decision makers to start building a watershed plan for the Muskoka River Watershed. And I’ll tell you why. I can think of no other place in Ontario with a greater connection between socio-economic prosperity and environmental…

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