February 7, 2020
Get involved! 
Sign up for the Lake Partner Program.

The Lake of Bays Association has been testing lake-water quality since 1970. Today, Deb Cumming heads our water-quality team of volunteers who collect water samples from 20 different sites on the lake, three times each year. This is an invaluable program that will continue into the future. You can review our monitoring reports here (2019 report to be posted soon).

Over the years we have had more people interested in being water-quality testers than we could accommodate, so now we are offering the opportunity for everyone to get involved through the Lake Partner Program (LPP). Starting in summer 2020, volunteers commit to collect water samples in late May and/or do monthly clarity tests for as many months as you can between June and October. 

Instructions are provided and all materials are free-of-charge from the LPP, which is funded by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks. All data resulting from these tests are added to the Provincial data base on the health of Ontario lakes. Results of all the testing done this summer will be available in March of 2021.

LOBA is currently looking for volunteers for the LPP in:
  • Trading Bay,
  • Dwight Bay,
  • around Bigwin Island, and;
  • in the area of the lake between Bona Vista and Port Cunnington.

What a great way to involve children and grandchildren in a fun, relevant, environmentally important activity that increases their connection to the lake!

It’s easy to get involved. Let LOBA Environment Chair, Caroline Konarzewski , know that you are interested. Then contact the LPP at 800-470-8322 or .

You can read more about the program here.
Protect your lake by restoring a natural shoreline

Watersheds Canada is running a shoreline planting program.
They offer a free site visit and subsidized rates for shoreline property owners.

Read more here or watch this video .

The Township of Lake of Bays encourages you to explore
their new community engagement website.
Stay informed about municipal initiatives that matter most to you and share your thoughts and ideas to guide decision-making in your community. 

Right now they are looking for your input on Short-term Rentals
I nterested in working on Lake of Bays for the summer? Lumina Resort is looking for full and part time staff for the summer of 2020. You can live at the cottage or they have staff accommodation. There are different positions open at this time.
Please send resume to , attention Vicki.
Reading, interesting links and events

Township of Lake of Bays

Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations (FOCA) January 2020 Elert

More scheduled air travel options to and from Muskoka Airport for 2020!

Huntsville blood donor clinics
photo by Joan Bendon
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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