MLA 2020 Webinars

Muskoka Lakes Association & Safe Quiet Lakes Summer WebinarAddressing Wakes, Speed and Noise

The new Chair of Safe Quiet Lakes Diana Piquette will speak to her role within the organization and current issues, such as wakes, speed and noise on our lakes. Colleen Kennedy, SQL Director and lead on the Traffic Calming Project on Mirror Lake will tell us about this pilot project and what they hope to achieve. Rob Bosomworth, SQL Director and Chair of the Decibel Coalition will
outline the details of this project and provide an update of the progress to date.

A Q&A will follow, before entering the second half of the webinar.

 

On Thursday August 6th at 11am Speaking of Wildlife provided us with an interactive virtual presentation that featured three of their wildlife ambassadors.

The presentation was recorded and will be available for you to view here until September 6th, 2020. We hope you enjoy!

Please click on the video/picture below, you will then be redirected to a password protected page, please enter password: Wild2020  

Safe Quiet Lakes hosted a webinar on Aug 25th .The topic was on: Signs and Buoys - Learn How to Work Within the Rules from Transport Canada.

The webinar allows you to learn from two Transport Canada Representatives about Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (VORRs) in Muskoka, who can put up signs, the municipal government’s role, and more.

To watch the Webinar please click the video/picture below

Safe and Enjoyable Night Boating 

With

Scott Ferguson

Most of us have heard of tragic boating events at night.This webinar helps you learn how to boat safely and enjoyably at night.
We have a special presentation on Night Boating Tips, from Scott Ferguson. Scott is a long time Muskoka cottager and night boater. Please click the picture below to watch the presentation.

Given the unprecedented “COVID start” to the season, the MLA was pleased to host this Webinar featuring Muskoka’s District Chair and four of Muskoka’s Mayors. The MLA created this Webinar to further the cooperation and communication between the MLA and its Municipal representatives. The focus of the conversation was on COVID and Muskoka. What 's happening, why and what can we all do to be safe. We ask what impacts are anticipated as a result of COVID and we address the mounting tensions between full time and seasonal residents. To see the webinar please click on the picture below to watch!


MLA Seminars 2019

The MLA is a founding partner of Safe Quiet Lakes (SQL) which was formed in 2011. They work collaboratively with lake community stakeholders to promote safer and respectful boating. The MLA and SQL jointly developed the boaters code and SQL works closely with the OPP Marine Unit through the year. A Q&A will be available at this seminar and is your chance to speak directly to the OPP with any of your questions or concerns. An officer from the OPP Marine Unit will be there in person. Please join us with SQL as they spread the word to make the Muskoka Lakes safer and quieter to ensure the suitable enjoyment of a treasured shared resource.

Please RSVP to 705-765-5723 
or
info@mla.on.ca

Does your Muskoka include nature? 

The MLA is pleased to offer an informative and inspiring presentation by the Muskoka Conservancy on the importance of nature conservation in Muskoka.

Muskoka Conservancy Directors Barb Mason, Allyn Abbott and Margaret McLaren will shed light on issues like habitat fragmentation and species loss. Their presentation will highlight the roles we all can play in the conservation of nature in Muskoka.

Please RSVP to 705-765-5723
or
info@mla.on.ca

We are pleased to have Ann Curley from the Muskoka DIscovery Centre speak to us about the Watershed Wonders Exhibit. Ann will take us on the journey of how the Watershed exhibit came to life. This will include details on the process from start to finish. Ann will review components of the exhibit including an introduction to the Muskoka River Watershed and what Watershed is in general. Ann will also include some interesting facts, touch on endangered species, species at risk and much more! 

Please join us to learn what is next for the Muskoka Discovery Centre!

Please RSVP to 705-765-5723
or
info@mla.on.ca

All seminars are FREE for MLA members, $10 fee for non-members (free for kids).


MLA Seminars in 2018


The Future of Resort Development in Muskoka
Sunday, July 15, 2018 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Port Carling Community Centre

 
The MLA is pleased to offer a special information update on a most controversial topic; The Future of Resort Development in Muskoka. Regardless of where you are located in Muskoka, this issue has the ability to impact your property. As such, resort development has become the red-hot land use issue in Muskoka and, with an election scheduled this October, all Muskokans
need to be informed.

Anne McCauley, Chair of MLA’s Political Land Use Committee, has been leading the charge, in collaboration with our legal counsel, and will be talking about the latest information on this topic, what new resorts are being proposed or are under construction as well as answering your questions. Anne is a professional land use planner and will explain why some of the District and Township ideas are of concern and why they are not consistent with MLA values.
Members and the general public are equally welcome.
 

RSVP to 705-765-5723 or info@mla.on.ca


Forests Ontario - Fight Against Climate Change

Saturday, August 18, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. - Bala Community Centre

Join us and meet Rob Keen, the CEO of Forest Ontario, as we explore the range of benefits that our forests provide, including the important role they play in the fight against climate change.

Free for MLA members, $10 fee for non-members (free for kids)
RSVP to 705-765-5723 or info@mla.on.ca


MLA Seminars in 2017

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.

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.

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.


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.

Muskoka Lakes Association & Safe Quiet Lakes Summer Webinar

Addressing Wakes, Speed and Noise

The new Chair of Safe Quiet Lakes Diana Piquette will speak to her role within the organization and current issues, such as wakes, speed and noise on our lakes. Colleen Kennedy, SQL Director and lead on the Traffic Calming Project on Mirror Lake will tell us about this pilot project and what they hope to achieve. Rob Bosomworth, SQL Director and Chair of the Decibel Coalition will

outline the details of this project and provide an update of the progress to date.

A Q&A will follow, before entering the second half of the webinar.

Night Boating Tips

To conclude, we will have a special presentation on Night Boating Tips, from Scott Ferguson. Scott is a long time Muskoka cottager and night boater.