The Moon River Code
MOON RIVER CODE
The purpose of this code is to encourage those who enjoy the waters and lands surrounding the Moon River to act in a responsible manner.
This can be achieved through:
Stewardship of the environment.
Preservation of our water quality.
Respect for aquatic life.
Safe and responsible boating.
Good neighbourly relations.
MRPOA encourages boaters to:
Be familiar with the Moon River before embarking on a boat trip.
Operate their boats with respect for other boaters.
Observe all safety regulations.
Watch for swimmers in the water.
Make efforts to reduce shoreline erosion caused by excessive boat wakes.
Ensure floating water toys and rafts do not impede boating.
Not to circle repeatedly in one area.
Environment and Water Quality
MRPOA requests that residents:
Refrain from washing, or spilling detergents, into the Moon River.
Use septic friendly products in the home.
When refuelling boats, ensure that petroleum products do not spill into the River.
Plant or preserve a natural vegetative buffer along the shoreline to reduce the impact of storm water flowing into the Moon River.
Observe the Township of Muskoka Lakes’ fire regulations regarding outdoor fires.
Observe all Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry regulations (including Fishing Regulations) and practice “catch and release”.
Do not feed the waterfowl.
MRPOA Encourages Everyone to be a “Good Neighbour” by:
Observing a “dark and friendly” sky at all times.
Refrain from using fireworks except Victoria Day, Canada Day, Simcoe Day & Labour Day.
Control amplified sound – it should not be heard beyond your property.
Avoid attracting bears & other wildlife, keep all garbage in bear-proof containers, clean & cover BBQs, keep all pet food indoors.
Ensure that RENTERS OBSERVE THE MOON RIVER CODE