Climate Groups & Initiatives – Local


Muskoka Watershed Council, Together, we can protect the future of Muskoka’s watersheds. “Climate is now changing more rapidly than it has changed at any previous time in the history of human civilization. If we continue on our current path, with ever rising emissions, we face unprecedented catastrophic climate change later in this century”. EXCERPT FROM “PLANNING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IN MUSKOKA”

Watershed Council Makes a Case for Integrated Watershed Management

Read the Muskoka Watershed Advisory Group’s interim report on issues and priorities for protecting the watershed and supporting the local economy.


Friends of Muskoka Watershed Council We identify environmental threats and offer actionable solutions that the Muskoka community can take to protect the present and future health of the watershed.

AshMuskoka, a Friends of the Muskoka Watershed environmental project.
An initiative to use wood ash to restore the well-documented damage to forests and lakes caused by widespread calcium (Ca) decline in Muskoka.
ASHMuskoka collects more than 1,000 kg of wood ash in September
Next ash drive is Oct. 24 at the Rosewarne Transfer Station in Bracebridge


Trillium Lakelands District School Board  Climate Change Action Plan 
Six members of the G7 Student Senate shared their concern about how climate change is rapidly impacting communities around the world. Food security, mental health, transportation, energy, resource availability, and economic sustainability are all at risk if changes are not made to limit the impact of climate change. The group has developed the Climate Change Action Plan because they believe TLDSB has the opportunity to set the standard and take proactive action to ensure that all school communities comply with international climate agreements and promote a sustainable environmental education model. Read the full Climate Action Plan Report.


Flood Plain Mapping Project (FPMP) Feb. 12. 2020

Friends of Muskoka, working to protect and to preserve the natural environment and unique character of Muskoka 

Muskoka Conservancy Plain and simple, our mission is nature conservation in Muskoka.

Muskoka Water Web There are over 680 lakes in Muskoka greater than eight hectares in size. The Muskoka Water Web was developed by The District Municipality of Muskoka to provide a portal to information about Muskoka’s most cherished resource – water.

Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve Our biosphere reserve encompasses the eastern coast of Georgian Bay and stretches approximately 175 kilometres from the Severn River to the French River. This part of Lake Huron contains the largest collection of freshwater islands in the world.
The Georgian Bay Biosphere is a UNESCO biosphere reserve and is situated within the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 and Williams Treaty of 1923, and located on Anishinabek territory.

Sustainable Severn Sound has developed the area’s first Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP). The overall objective of the LCCAP is to educate communities and municipalities on climate change and ways we can reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the use of fossil fuels, lower our energy consumption, and adapt to our changing climate. 

Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation, covering the Township area and watershed.


Other Climate Action Initiatives

Follow this link to see some of the many ways other communities around the world are acting now to slow down, stop and reverse the effects climate change.


Lake Associations

Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations

Muskoka Lakes Association

Bella Rebecca Community Association

Brandy Lake Association

Fairy Lake Association

Georgian Bay Association

Gloucester Pool Cottagers Association , Port Severn

Kahshe Lake Ratepayers Association

Lake of Bays Association

Mary Lake Association

Moon River Property Owners’ Association

Muldrew Lake Association

Muskoka Ratepayers’ Association, Township of Muskoka Lakes

Peninsula Lake Association

Ril Lake Association

Six Mile Lake Cottagers’ Association

Skeleton Lake Cottagers’ Organization

Three Mile Lake Association 

Lake Vernon Association