Who We Are
Muskoka Watershed Council is an environmental not-for-profit organization, incorporated in Ontario, with a membership of up to 40 individuals. MWC is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors, but most of MWC’s work is done by the Council itself, and by various sub-committees of Council. Council meetings are open to the public, and sub-committees frequently include non-Council members.
Board of Directors
Directors are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting and serve two-year, renewable terms, except that the Chair normally serves a single term in that position. The Board of Directors is the governing body for Muskoka Watershed Council, responsible for appointing members, developing policies, complying with requirements of the Ontario Not-for-profit Act, and providing leadership for the Council. The Chair reports to the Board and chairs meetings of the Council.
Muskoka Watershed Council
Individuals interested in serving may be appointed by the Board to 2-year, renewable terms as Members of the Council. In doing so, the Board seeks to maintain a membership that represents the broad diversity of expertise, experience, careers, connections, and communities across the watershed. If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out the membership application form.
Muskoka Watershed Council meets monthly, except during summer. All meetings of the Council are advertised on our website and via social media and are open to the public.
Much of the work of the Council is done in meetings of committees of Council. Committees are set up as needed to serve specific projects, and participation is not restricted to MWC members.
The Community Roundtable (CRT) was established in 2021 to support the Integrated Watershed Management (IWM) project and to assist the District of Muskoka by providing advice on the set of 12 projects funded through the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks as part of the Province’s support for improving environmental management in Muskoka. The approximately 48 CRT members include MWC members, representatives from municipalities with lands within the Muskoka River Watershed, and members drawn from a variety of business interests, organizations, and communities across the watershed. Learn more about IWM and the CRT on the IWM page.