December 23, 2021

Greetings of the Season and best wishes
for the
New Year

photo by Gaylen Racine

The LOBA office will be closed from December 23 to January 4.
LOBA Winter Town Hall Meeting
Saturday January 22, 2022, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Join Association directors for a report on LOBA's activities and accomplishments in 2021. Township of Lake of Bays Mayor Terry Glover will provide an update; we will hear from the District of Muskoka about their new waste diversion plan; and a representative from Safe Quiet Lakes will speak about their 2021 Your Lakes, Your Views survey results.

Details on how to register will be sent by email in early January. Please plan to join us.
Last call for 2021 Photo Contest Submissions
Deadline is December 30
Open to all Lake of Bays Association members and families. Photos must be previously unpublished and taken in the current year--limit of 5 per category. They must be in high-resolution, digital format. Send to, subject line Lake of Bays Association photo contest.

LIFE at the LAKE: people, pets and dwellings
NATURE: wild plants and animals
LANDSCAPE: land, water and sky

And while you are selecting your best shots for the contest, remember LOBA is on Instagram. Follow and tag us in your favourite Lake of Bays memories. @lakeofbaysassociation
photo by Paige Kadwell
Don't move firewood
Help protect our forests. Buy local. Burn local.

The movement of firewood poses a substantial risk. Transporting firewood may seem harmless but can lead to the spread of pests such as insects, plants and diseases. A mass infestation of an invasive species can limit your ability to enjoy the environment around you and negatively affect the property value of your home.

Refrain from moving any firewood to prevent the spread of pests. Moving untreated firewood, to or from a campground or cottage, can spread invasive species and diseases.
photo by Janine Geddes
Special offer for LOBA Members
15% off ROM admission

Buy your timed tickets online and enter promo code: LOBA

On view through April 24, 2022
All-new photographs from around the world reveal striking wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and the remarkable beauty and rich multiplicity of our natural world.
Closes March 13, 2022
ROM invites you to share your captivating images of the natural world for a chance to win a Nikon camera kit courtesy of Henry's, and more! Share your wildlife image on Twitter or Instagram and include @ROMtoronto & #ROMwpyON (or #ROMwpyJR for ages 13-17).

On view through March 20, 2022
Showcasing the ROM’s commitment to Canada’s iconic North Atlantic whales, this exhibition features Blue, the ROM’s beloved blue whale, alongside two newly acquired skeletons: the critically endangered right whale and the deep diving sperm whale. With immersive experiences, Great Whales compares these three unique giants, from their size and diet to their intelligence and evolution, while highlighting the extensive ongoing research and conservation efforts being undertaken to save these highly at-risk mammals. 
Great Whales: Up Close and Personal
Sleeping Sperm Whales © Stéphane Granzotto
Reading, interesting links and events

Township of Lake of Bays

Muskoka Watershed Council

Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations

Friends of the Muskoka Watershed
Muskoka Conservancy
ON Nature
Waste diversion plan would reduce garbage bag limits to one per week and expand organics program

photo by David Fulford
The purpose of the Lake of Bays Association is to promote, sustain and enhance a clean and healthy natural environment, a well serviced community and a safe and peaceful Lake of Bays.

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