The lakes, rivers, wetlands and forests of Algonquin Highlands are much more than just a beautiful setting; they are the social, economic and cultural lifeblood of the community. Protecting these natural assets, along with mitigating the effects of climate change, is a priority for the Township, and considerations of environmental stewardship are at the forefront of municipal decision-making and policy.
From protecting lake health to prolonging the lifespan of waste disposal sites, a series of programs offered by the Township, the County of Haliburton and community groups help to achieve goals of sustainability.
The Coalition for Equitable Water Flow (CEWF) is a volunteer organization that was formed in August 2006. Its goal is to represent the interests of the more than 30,000 Ontario taxpayers who own residential shoreline property on 55 lakes that feed all the way down into the Trent Canal, the water levels of which are controlled by the Trent Severn Waterway.
The first video below explains the operation of the TSW, while the second discusses what you can do to help protect your waterfront.
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