As you contemplate upcoming cottage projects, we would encourage you to think about the “principles” that underlie the planning process for the Township of Muskoka Lakes. There is general agreement in Muskoka that “the environment is the economy”. Almost the whole of Muskoka’s economy depends on maintaining a sustainable natural environment that will continue to delight seasonal residents and tourists. The principles set out below are included in the Official Plans of the Township of Muskoka Lakes and the District of Muskoka and underlie maintaining a sustainable natural environment.
For more information on “best practices” visit www.muskokaheritage.org/watershed
Our May 2009 presentation to stakeholders is here (3 MB).