Community Engagement

District of Muskoka Strategic Plan 2023-2026. Have Your Say.

Text: Draft District Strategic Plan 2023-2026

The District of Muskoka wants to know what you think of its Draft Strategic Plan 2023-2026.  Let’s take a half an hour this week and tell the District Council what we need them to do in this climate crisis to bring down fossil fuel emissions starting this year and for the next three. What specific actions need to go into the plan? Either share your thoughts through the survey  or send a separate submission. The survey is open until Monday, July 3, 2023.

What One Person Can Do! Bravo, Al Bottomley!

Highway 413 protestors with signs

If you have attended—or driven past—climate strikes in Muskoka or Sundridge you might well recognize the gentleman in the Extinction Rebellion sweatshirt above. Al Bottomley is a dedicated environmental activist and CAM supporter. (Beside him here is his grandson Angus.)

Al recently completed the Herculean task of visiting multiple municipal councils between Huntsville and North Bay to talk climate. He has addressed councils in Perry, Kearney, Monteith-Mcmurrich (Sprucedale), Armour, Burk’s Falls, Strong, Magnetawan, Ryerson, Sundridge, South River, and Macher. In Perry and Burk’s Falls Al was suppported by CAM climate strikers Sue King and Christine Lauffer respectively. Congrats to all.

Al reports that, “Basically, they all agreed to make a serious attempt to end fossil fuel consumption by 2035. Only one [council] did not agree; but, 40% of the councillors in this group did.” Al is currently exploring the possibility of holding a regional meeting to further climate action. Al, we commend you for your hard work and dedication. You are an inspiration! 

EngageMuskoka – online engagement sites

District of Muskoka’s online engagement site , allows you to contribute your ideas and feedback on municipal issues and projects important to you!

Engage Bracebridge is an interactive space for you to provide your feedback on important projects and initiatives taking place in town. Help shape your community.

Engage Gravenhurst. Stay up to date with Town projects, provide feedback, share ideas and help guide decision-making in Gravenhurst. 

Chime in Huntsville! This engagement site is an easy to use, 24/7 public platform to share your thoughts and ideas on how and what makes Huntsville great. Keep up to date with community initiatives, provide input, view comments and help drive the decision making in our community. Explore the current projects on this page and sign-up today to receive future updates.