will focus on:
GBA/GBF Webinar: Impacts to Infrastructure. Septics - Insurance - Businesses Better Understanding Your Septic System, Property Insurance and How Water Fluctuations Impact the Bay’s Businesses and You Sat. Dec. 4, 10 am to 12 pm How vulnerable is your septic system? What are your options? Potential impacts on potable water in high and low water events What are the potential impacts on property insurance? What are the impacts of extreme high and low water levels on municipal infrastructure, shoreline businesses, and other services?
Saturday November 13, from 10 am to 12 pm Webinar 2: Shorelines & Shoreline Structures will focus on: Natural Coastal Processes: Naturalizing Shorelines – What to do (and not to do) on shorelines, what erosion impacts can we expect. Flooding – High Water Mark (Land/Water interface). What to do about shoreline cabins, sheds, docks, and boathouses. How should they be reconfigured (raised or moved)? What are the impacts/regulations? Should the municipal high water level mark be changed? Storms, waves and wakes. What can we expect from higher wind strengths and more frequent and intense storms increasing wave action? What can be done to reduce harmful boat wakes?
The regular winter waste site hours are now in effect. The hours are now: Carling Transfer Station: Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Killbear Transfer Station: Friday 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Agenda for the October 26, 2021 COTW meeting Due to COVID-19, this meeting will take place electronically. If you would like to observe the meeting live, please contact the Clerk's Office for login information. View the COTW Meeting Agenda Here
EXTREME WATER LEVELS: IMPACTS AND STRATEGIES WEBINAR SERIES
Sat. Oct. 23, 10 am to 12 pm
An update on current water levels, future water level forecasts, and climate change impacts A report on "The Action Plan to Protect the Great Lakes" (Action Plan 2030) How adaptable are wetlands, flora, and fauna? Why that’s important to you, your family, and the Bay. Register Here Last fall our experts gave you the facts about water levels on the Great Lakes and in Georgian Bay. We answered 259 questions posed by 400 concerned citizens with experts reviewing our responses to ensure that everyone has the fact-based understanding of the issues and the limits under the existing water management systems in place. We brought this information to Municipal Councils around the Bay and after more than a year of combined effort with Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) Municipal Councils now have a solid fact-based understanding of what the issues are. But there were even more questions asked around what actions could be taken to protect properties and shorelines around the Bay during high and low water extremes. The Georgian Bay Association (GBA) and Georgian Bay Forever’s Extreme Water Levels: Impacts and Strategies Webinar Series is a collection of webinars aimed at answering those questions, providing strategies to adapt your property and your budget, and raising awareness about the extremes and variabilities that will impact the ecosystem and your family’s enjoyment of your favourite place on the Bay. Each webinar focuses on different topics, and we invite you to register for all three. Saturday October 23, from 10 am to 12 pm Register Here
We’re putting on our walking shoes for wilderness conservation! On Saturday, September 18, we’ll be hiking the trails of Rose Island to raise funds to protect wilderness areas along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay and the North Channel. Please join us, or sponsor the team!Walking for Wilderness
Saturday, September 18th10 am - 1 pmRose Island Nature Reserve, Carling Township (map) The walk will begin at Wreck Bay (East Bay) and move through the interior forest trails, with occasional views of the large central wetland. RegisterSponsor the Team
Art on the Bay
Gilly’s Snug Harbour RestaurantSeptember 17 & 18