MLA Seminars

Water Levels & How To Protect Your Cottage
Sunday June 11th, 2017 – 1 pm to 3 pm
Port Carling Community Centre - downstairs
Come join us and meet with speaker Chris Cragg, Muskoka Lakes Association’s Chair of the Water Quality and Environment Committee and member of the Water Level Task Force, to learn about water level management in Muskoka. We’ll also explore tips about how to protect your cottage from flooding.
RSVP: or 705-765-5723. Free for MLA members, $10 fee for non-members.

Saving Turtles At Risk Today Workshop
Sunday July 9th, 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Port Carling Community Centre - downstairs
Get a close encounter with live reptiles! Come meet the Saving Turtles At Risk Today (START) team and learn everything there is to know about turtles. This is a family friendly presentation, with a chance to handle animals.
RSVP: or 705-765-5723. Free for MLA members, $10 fee for non-member (free for kids)

Emergencies in Cottage Country – What you need to know
Saturday August 19th, 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Bala Community Centre
What to do in case of…? Join our panel of experts to learn and get ready for emergencies in cottage country. We will have the Fire Department, the Paramedic Services and the Emergency Planning all together; the three presentations will be followed by a Q & A session.
RSVP: or 705-765-5723. Free for MLA members, $10 fee for non-members.

Seminars in 2016

Keeping the cottage in the family isn’t always easy. We will be addressing many issues from how the taxes will be paid, how best to transfer ownership and how to ensure that family harmony is maintained as the property gets passed down.

Join Steve Munro from Westwind Forest Stewardship as he talks about how you can prepare your property and your trees for the changing climate.  He will also discuss some best practices for backlot maintenance.

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Climate is changing in Muskoka just as it is changing elsewhere, and we are powerless to alter the trajectory by taking local action. Instead, we must adapt to the changes coming, while supporting the global actions that need to take place if we are to avert truly serious changes in climate later in this century. To adapt effectively, we must plan ahead and be proactive.

Dr. Sale will talk about the likely mid-century climate and how it is likely to impact our lives. He will explain why careful planning and action are needed by individuals as well as by government, and how we might act to retain the special environment we all value highly.

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See the full video presentation on YouTube here.