Algae Monitoring Program

Muskoka Watershed Council developed the Algae Monitoring Program to collect information on the distribution, abundance and seasonal cycles of a) all phytoplankton combined, and b) blue-green algae in particular, across…

Algae Sampling

What Are Algae Doing in Muskoka’s Lakes?

By Peter Sale     Responding to considerable community interest, the Muskoka Watershed Council wants to find out what algae are doing in Muskoka lakes.   These tiny single-celled plants…

When Algae Go Bad

By Dr. Norman Yan   In a previous article I argued that “we’d be stupid, hungry, and dead without algae” in the waters of the world, because every other breath…

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…

Lakes Part 4: Gloeotrichia

By Dylan Moesker   Over the last few weeks in this four part article series, we have been discussing a number of topics that all revolve around lakes. We have…

Lakes Part 3: Why Are Some Lakes Tea-stained?

By Dylan Moesker   As we continue to learn more about the types of lakes found in Muskoka, tea-stained lakes still remain a misunderstood topic. These lakes are misunderstood since…

An Extra Bit of Colour in Your Lake?

  If you are noticing more algae on your lake this summer, you are not alone. Throughout Muskoka, there seems to be an increase in the number of algae blooms…

GMPE Cheque Donation

Donations to protect watershed health keep GMPE founder’s legacy alive

Muskoka Watershed Council (MWC) received a generous donation…