Muskoka Watershed Report Card

Muskoka Watershed Report Card

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The Muskoka Watershed Report Card is produced by the Muskoka Watershed Council every four years.

The Report Card is a science-based evaluation of the health of the water, land, and wetlands in Muskoka and the municipalities that share Muskoka’s watersheds.

Muskoka Watershed Report Cards have been released in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Contact us to book a presentation on the Muskoka Watershed Report Card for your group or organization.

2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card

The 2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card was released in July 2018 and provides a science-based evaluation of the health of our watershed using a variety of environmental ‘health’ and ‘threat’ indicators that provide a “snapshot” of watershed health and increase our understanding of the watershed where we live, work, and play.

There are many new features incorporated into the 2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card, including a strong online interactive multimedia component and interesting, easy to understand infographics.

Learn more by exploring the tabs below!

  • Summary
  • Background Report
  • Story Maps
  • Subwatershed Infographics

Dive deeper into the 2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card with the online interactive multimedia story maps!

2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card

Health Indicator: Phosphorus Concentrations in Lakes

Health Indicator: Calcium Concentrations in Lakes

Health Indicator: Benthic Macroinvertebrates

Health Indicator: Interior Forest

Threat Indicator: Climate Change

Threat Indicator: Invasive Species

Threat Indicator: Fragmentation

Threat Indicator: Species at Risk

2018 State of the Bay Report

State of the Bay Report

The State of the Bay report is produced by the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve and its partner organizations and is an ecosystem health report for eastern and northern Georgian Bay. GBBR’s goal is to gather the best available research about water, wetlands, fisheries, and habitats in this unique landscape, and share it with people who care about Georgian Bay.

Learn more about the State of the Bay at https://www.stateofthebay.ca/.

2010 Muskoka Watershed Report Card

2010 Muskoka Watershed Report Card

  • Summary
  • Background Report

2009 Progress Report Card

The principal objective of the 2007 Watershed Report Card was to evaluate changes in ecosystem condition and the impact of human actions against a standard of a healthy, functioning and sustainable watershed. Achieving this objective is a shared responsibility of everyone who lives within the watershed.

The 2009 Progress Report Card explored new programs and actions that have been taken by municipalities to move toward the long-term goal of sustainability. Although municipal action is only one component of the overall equation, there is no doubt that our municipal governments can, and do, take a lead role by their example and by implementing policies and regulations that support a more sustainable approach to development and community activities.

2007 Muskoka Watershed Report Card

The 2007 Watershed Report Card was released on July 27, 2007 at Partners Hall in the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville.

The objective of the 2007 Watershed Report Card was to evaluate changes in ecosystem condition and the impact of human actions against a standard of a healthy functioning ecosystem. A review of existing data on the health of our water, air and land forms the basis upon which the 2007 Watershed Report Card was developed.

  • Summary
  • Background Report

2004 Muskoka Watershed Report Card

MWC released its first Report Card of Watershed Health on Thursday, July 8, 2004 at Annie Williams Park in Bracebridge.

MWC worked closely with several provincial and federal departments to accumulate and analyze environmental data for Muskoka and were pleased with the results of the 2004 Report Card. It was used to guide MWC’s projects and programs for the follow several years.

  • Summary
  • Background Reports
  1. OUR WATER – Swimability – Bacteria
  2. OUR WATER – Swimability – Nutrient Enrichment
  3. OUR WATER – Fishability
  4. OUR WATER – Drinkability
  5. OUR AIR
  6. OUR AIR – Acid Deposition
  7. OUR LAND
  8. OUR COMMUNITIES