Representing The Brandy Lake Association

Brandy Lake Muskoka

Brandy Lake Association Letter to the Muskoka Watershed Advisory Group

Muskoka Watershed Advisory Group On behalf of the Brandy Lake Association, we would like to thank you for the listening session you hosted January 23 in Port Carling. Three members of our executive attended the session with other residents also present. Your mandate is daunting as the issues facing us in our efforts to protect, preserve and manage our extensive watershed are multifaceted and cross many jurisdictions. We submit the following remarks to achieve positive outcomes for our watershed and, of course, for Brandy Lake. Our recommendations are bolded in the text of the document. We...

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UPDATE: Recent blue green algae tests confirmed as non-toxic

We have been advised by representatives at the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) that the toxicity testing on the water sample taken from Brandy Lake on September 24th has been completed.  As we communicated in our emails on September 15th, September 22nd   and September 30th, each sample for blue green algae has two tests; the first test to determine if it is blue green and the second to identify whether it is toxic or not.  The September 24th sample contained one specie of blue green algae;  Aphanizomenon flos...

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Testing on Brandy Lake for blue green algae confirmed to be non-toxic

We have been advised by representatives at the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) that the testing on the water sample taken from Brandy Lake on September 6th (and posted by the Health Unit on September 12th) has been completed.  As we communicated in our last emails on September 15th  and September 22nd , each sample for blue green algae has two tests; the first test to determine if it is blue green and the second to identify whether it is toxic or not.  The toxicity test for the sample taken on Sept. 6th was identified this...

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Blue Green Algae Reported on Brandy Lake

News Release from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Please find below the release posted by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit regarding blue green algae on the lake. Blue-green algae confirmed in the west end of Brandy Lake, Township of Muskoka Lakes Sep 12, 2019 Township of Muskoka Lakes โ€” The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) has been advised by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) that laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of a blue-green algae bloom in the west end of Brandy Lake, Township of Muskoka Lakes. Township of Muskoka Lakes โ€”...

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Watch Your Wake

Lakes and rivers in Muskoka are fragile environments. Fish, wildlife habitat, shorelines and shoreline structures are vulnerable to damage from boat wakes. Wake generated from some boating practices can also be dangerous to others using the waterways for recreational activities.

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Two options to pay your 2021 BLA membership

 

1. Two-year membership ($35 + $35)

2. One-year membership ($35)

 

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There is now a Total fire ban !!!READ and SHAREBREAKING:Fire Rating set to EXTREMETotal fire ban - no open burning, fireworks or campfires are permitted. No open burning. No fireworks. Burn permits are suspended. Campfires are not allowed ... See MoreSee Less
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