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The Muskoka Lakes Association

The Muskoka Lakes Association 

If you’ve been up to the cottage you may have noticed that water levels in Lakes Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph are quite low. Indeed, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reports levels being at the low end of normal. I have also heard that some boaters who typically have no navigational concerns have reported some issues while attempting to dock. When docking any vessel the key is to be aware, come in slowly and trim your motor up. Trimming partly up does mean less control over the vessel but will save damaging the propeller. You can find the Muskoka Lakes Association Water Watch update here.

Regardless what the current concern or piece of news it is always nice to be informed. The Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) is a terrific organization for just that. MLA maintains an up to date website with relevant information including community events plus the Shorelines newsletters are emailed directly to members. The latest issue of Shorelines discusses potential solar energy farms in the area, the upcoming Brock and Willa Wellness Centre in Port Carling set to open in 2016, invasive species and much more.

The MLA has long advocated to preserve water quality in the Muskoka lakes and on September 19th TML Council voted 5 to 4 to establish the minimum setback for new residential septic systems on waterfront properties to 100 feet (30 metres) in the Zoning By-law.

The MLA addresses and advocates for water quality, safe and responsible boating and sailing, local political issues, responsible land use planning and development and they don’t stop there. The MLA is host of the oldest continuously run co-ed regatta in North America and the Antique Boat Show. Being a MLA member is a great way to stay informed and connected.

Muskoka Lakes Association Stay Connected ~ Lakes Rosseau, Muskoka, Joseph

This Thanksgiving weekend I would like to express my thanks for organizations like the MLA that exist to provide support to our community. The Muskoka Lakes Association was formed in 1894 and is Canada's oldest cottage association and I am proud to be a MLA Member.  

Happy Thanksgiving!