Pass the calcium, please, but hold the salt! The Friends of the Muskoka Watershed's work to restore the chemistry of Muskoka watersheds
A presentation by Norman Yan PhD FRSC, Chair of the Friends of Muskoka Watershed. We will learn about their work to restore the chemistry of Muskoka watersheds and find out how we can help.
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!
Safe and Enjoyable Night Boating
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.
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
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
All seminars are FREE for MLA members, $10 fee for non-members (free for kids).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.