The District of Muskoka in conjunction with the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund are providing financial grants to Muskoka waterfront residents to restore their shores. This program is available for anyone interested on McKay Lake. The importance of native plants and buffers is critical to the health of McKay Lake and encourages good stewardship of our shorelines. If you are interested in the program please follow the instructions in the attachments below by August 3rd to be considered for the
Amazing news! As of this morning we have confirmed photos of our McKay Lake adult loons and their two new babies. Photos are distorted slightly as they have been enlarged to enable you to clearly see the two babies. How exciting is that!!!!! See photos below courtesy of cottager Lyle Sadavoy. Reminder to all boaters: Please be on the lookout for the loons when out boating. Pass this message along to your family and cottage guests . We want to
Fire Danger Rating – Bracebridge Please note that a total fire ban is still in effect in Bracebridge. There was a fire on the lake earlier this month that could have been devastating to the entire community if it was not for the quick action of your neighbours to assist is controlling the fire until the Fire Department could arrive. Please click on the link supplied to see what the fire rating is and let family, friends and renters know
Bugs in the Mud = Benthic Testing The way that the benthic monitoring program works is: Pick a sampling site on the lake Schedule a day to do the sampling The District of Muskoka will provide all the equipment Request a minimum of 5 volunteers to help count and process the sample The sampling and processing part usually takes 4 or 5 hours depending on how successful – plan for a good couple of hours at least When: Thursday, August 16, 2018
A great video submitted by Joel Gregory. McKay Lake – A Bird’s Eye View! was last modified: May 14th, 2018 by Moxy
Good news this week! One of our cottagers was kayaking and we saw a baby loon with the parents! It is extremely tiny so they think it was just born. Please advise all boaters in your family to boat accordingly with a watchful eye for the loons. It takes several weeks before baby loons can dive under the water to avoid an oncoming boat or seadoo. Wonderful that we have a new baby. Please keep an eye out for them! Baby Loon!
Based on a lake-wide alert email distributed Monday, August 17, 2015 Hello McKay Lake Cottagers, This is an alert to all cottagers at McKay Lake. Last week (August 2015) one of Ken and Ann Babey’s dogs was bitten by a snake either while at their cottage on Lovell Island ( large McKay Lake Island ) or at their Fraserburg Road cottage. Their dog became very ill and was taken to a Bracebridge veterinarian for diagnosis. It appeared the dog had been bitten