Learn how Muskoka can prepare for its future climate during Earth Week

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How can Muskoka prepare for its future climate?

What will Muskoka’s climate be like in 40 years and how will it affect our lakes, forests, and communities? What can we do now to prepare for this future?

Join Muskoka Watershed Council (MWC) at the Huntsville Public Library on April 21 at 4 pm for its next environmental lecture, ”Planning for Climate Change in Muskoka” given by Dr. Peter Sale, Past-chair of MWC.

“Climate change is happening. It’s been happening for a long time and it’s happening in Muskoka,” explained Dr. Sale during a presentation to Muskoka District Council in March. “But it’s not so bad here that we can’t deal with it as long as we have the wisdom to plan ahead and act. We have a decision to make to act as a community, and I’m hoping we’ll make it.”

With the assistance of many local volunteers, scientists and researchers, MWC recently released its report ‘Planning for Climate Change in Muskoka’, which details the climate Muskoka can expect to see mid-century, as well as how this climate will likely impact our lakes and rivers, our forests and wildlife, and our communities and lifestyle.

Muskoka will change, but we can prepare for this change by taking action today. The report includes a series of recommendations, directed at government, community groups and individuals, to help guide how we react to this changing climate. Dr. Sale will discuss these actions during his presentation.

Since 2008, Muskoka Watershed Council has hosted a series of environmental lectures designed to stimulate discussion on issues important to watershed health and with questions welcome.  Admittance is by donation and all proceeds support the work of the Muskoka Watershed Council.

This lecture is held as part of the Town of Huntsville’s Earth Week celebration. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.muskokawatershed.org, call the Muskoka Watershed Council at (705) 646-0111 or email [email protected].

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