This has been an extremely busy Real Estate season so far, which is a good thing!
On the other hand, this has the resulting effect of slowing some of my other activities. I have some great video presentations from the April 28th Muskoka Watershed Council Stewardship Conference, and I’m really trying to fit in some time to process the material and post it. The 1st one is Jan McDonnell from the Ministry of Natural Resources with Birds At Risk in Muskoka.
I really have to push these out since there is lots more material I’ll be recording at the Muskoka Summit on the Environment over the next two days. The summit is all about Biodiversity Loss. There’s still time to register here.
We are very privileged to live in Muskoka where we enjoy healthy forests, with much natural cover.
Although I am a volunteer with the Muskoka Watershed Council, I recognize the current and past work done by all the volunteers and staff of the MWC for 10 years now. With the release of the 2010 Report Card, benchmarks for future Report Cards have been established; best ensuring that we do not lose our incredible resource.
Please watch this great, great video. Thank you!
I had the pleasure today to do a presentation on the 2010 Report Card on behalf of The Muskoka Watershed Council.
I was invited by John McCaig Vice President of Probus Huntsville to talk about the work of the Muskoka Watershed Council and detail the 2010 Report Card. We had a good session with many, many questions.
According to the surveys, and as I asked prior to the presentation, there was very little prior knowledge about the Report Card or even the Muskoka Watershed Council itself. Afterward, I was very pleased to see many positive comments about the presentation with most people commenting that their knowledge of the watershed and good stewardship practices was increased substantially. It certainly makes it worthwhile.
Thank you to everyone in attendance, I enjoyed it immensely. -Steve
I just completed uploading the Muskoka Watershed Council, July 21 lectures to YouTube.
If you missed the lectures in July, this is a great opportunity to learn the latest on two invasive species; the Rusty Crayfish and the Spiny Water Flea. Both, threatening bio-diversity here in Muskoka.
I had the pleasure last night of attending a lecture presented by the Muskoka Watershed Council last night in Gravenhurst.
We take for granted, how ecosystems take care of themselves in such beautiful balance. Who knew that ALL the water in Lake Muskoka goes through the stomachs of the native daphnia every 10 days. We obviously depend on these creatures to keep our waters clear. Throw in a European invader like the Spiny Water Flea and now the native Daphnia are in decline.
Fascinating lecture as always by Norm Yan, York University Professor. I am working on the video to post to YouTube on behalf of the Watershed Council. Also Cogeco – the local cable company recorded it for broadcast in the Muskoka area.