Miller Announces More Funding For Muskoka Watershed
Yesterday Norm Miller MPP for Parry Sound Muskoka announced the province is investing more than $4.25 million to further protect the Muskoka River Watershed. The funding will support projects that will help safeguard the region from environmental pressures, such as severe weather and flooding, while also improving the health of the watershed.
Premier Doug Ford says “The Muskoka Region is one of Ontario’s crown jewels, and we want to ensure that we continue to protect its environment which is so important to the local economy and the great people who live there.”
The Ontario government is funding 16 projects led by the District of Muskoka and the Town of Bracebridge, as part of the province’s initial $5 million commitment to the Muskoka Watershed Conservation and Management Initiative. Approximately $750,000 will support other projects that are in development.
Some of these projects include:
- Developing an Integrated Watershed Management approach to help improve water quality and quantity management, including measures to help reduce the impacts of flooding.
- Mapping areas of shoreline erosion
Additional information regarding the funding of future projects through the Muskoka Watershed Conservation and Management Initiative will be provided in the near future, the release said.