Muskoka Watershed Council (MWC) is an initiative of The District Municipality of Muskoka (DMM) and the Muskoka community. MWC was founded in 2001 and became incorporated as a non-profit organization in July 2019.
MWC is an advisory body and not a regulatory or enforcement agency. Instead, it makes recommendations to municipal governments, to decision-makers, to managers and to the general public on ways to protect and restore the resources of the area’s watersheds.
MWC strives to provide a framework for coordination and cooperation and prefers to use consensus as its decision-making process, as outlined in the Operating Procedures. MWC represents key interests and stakeholders across Muskoka’s watersheds, ensuring a comprehensive look at watershed issues. MWC members also regularly communicate with other groups and individuals, forming an even broader network of watershed stakeholders.