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When it comes to road salt, a little can go a long way!

  The overuse of road salt is damaging to our infrastructure, automobiles, vegetation, water quality and the environment, which is why it was added to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act’s Priority Substances List in 1995. Since this time, municipalities have … Continue reading  

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Integrated watershed management can manage Muskoka’s environment

By Peter Sale     In a previous article, Kevin Trimble proposed using watershed hydrology to help manage floods. How do we do this?   The Muskoka Watershed Council recommends integrated watershed management if we want long-term success. Integrated watershed … Continue reading  

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We need more than just an update to the Muskoka River Water Management Plan

By Kevin Trimble, MWC Chair     The “Flood of 2019” is now a common term in Muskoka. In its aftermath, there has been an urgent need to focus political will and resources on helping people recover their own losses … Continue reading  

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Connecting the Drops: A Case for Integrated Watershed Management

The Muskoka Stewardship Conference is organized by the Muskoka Watershed Council (MWC) every two years. The themes for the conferences are based on the premise that in order to manage something we must first understand it. The 2019 conference looked … Continue reading  

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Registration Now Open for “Your Watershed: Connecting the Drops” Conference

    Muskoka Watershed Council (MWC) will be shining a light on the complexities and components of Muskoka’s watersheds at the 2019 Muskoka Stewardship Conference, taking place on Friday, April 26th at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville. Join us … Continue reading  

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Wetland conservation and restoration should be included in policies on climate change

By Ashley Love   As we celebrate World Wetlands Day on February 2nd, we are reminded of the action and policy reform we need to take in order to protect the world’s wetlands. Wetlands play a key role in reducing … Continue reading  

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Wetlands are the key to coping with climate change

    We are not powerless against climate change. That’s the message this year for World Wetlands Day. Wetlands help us prepare for, cope with and bounce back from the impacts of climate change.   February 2nd of each year … Continue reading  

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Without bugs, much of the life in Muskoka’s lakes would diminish

  Muskoka Watershed Council’s 2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card was launched in July. It features 8 indicators of environmental health: total phosphorus, calcium concentrations in lakes, benthic macroinvertebrates, species at risk, invasive species, climate change, interior forest and fragmentation.   … Continue reading  

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Measuring a Healthy Muskoka Watershed

    How is our changing climate impacting Muskoka?  What does calcium have to do with Muskoka’s environmental health? And what the heck are benthic macroinvertebrates?On July 19, Muskoka Watershed Council will be answering these questions and many more through the … Continue reading  

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Celebrate Canada 150 at the Great Muskoka Paddling Experience!

  Muskoka is gearing up for the 7th annual Great Muskoka Paddling Experience (GMPE) on Saturday, October 7th at Annie Williams Park in Bracebridge. It’s the last race of the season sanctioned by the Ontario Marathon Canoe & Kayak Racing … Continue reading  

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