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Some of our Past Events

Land Restoration Information Session

The Natural Edge program, developed by
Watersheds Canada, partnered with the Muskrat Watershed Council to help create a
healthy and resilient freshwater
ecosystem along our waterways. 

For the next 3 years, Watersheds Canada, the Muskrat Watershed Council and Algonquin College will work alongside local landowners to help 
restore shorelines and streambanks in the Muskrat Lake Watershed by 
planting native trees and shrubs, thus creating healthy buffer zones in the region.


The project goal is to plant 45 000 trees and
shrubs that cover 3 km of shoreline by 2021

Thanks goes out to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Lush for helping fund the first year of plantings 

Swim For the Lake Fundraiser 2017

Sarah Hall, Program Coordinator of the Environmental Technician program at Algonquin College, swam the entire length of Muskrat Lake and part of the Muskrat River to increase awareness and raise funds for the Muskrat Watershed Council towards research and projects aimed at improving the quality in the watershed.


A big thank you to all those who donated and helped us raise over $6,700! 

Soil Analysis Workshop


PETER DORIS, OMAFRA Environmental Specialist

SCOTT BANKS, Cropping Systems Specialist

SEBASTIAN BELLIARD, Soil Management Specialist for Field Crops


  • How a soil test analysis can save you money

  • How to get a valid soil test - what do the numbers on the report mean?

  • Using test results for your cropping program

  • Soil management and conservation considerations

This workshop was sponsored by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, the Renfrew Federation of Agriculture and the Muskrat Watershed Council

MWC Winter 2016 Science Sessions

The MWC Winter 2016 Science Sessions were held in partnership with Algonquin College’s Waterfront Campus. Students from the Environmental Technician Program showcased their community-based projects relating to the Muskrat Lake Watershed. Two guest speakers, Mark Sunohara from Agri-Can and Peter Doris of Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, presented on controlled tile drainage (CTDs) and other best management practices that complement the installation of CTDs.

Summer 2016 Science Sessions

Speakers: Harold (Skip) Ross - Algonquin Elder
& Michael Michalski - Michalski Nielsen Associates Limited

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