And now a word from the Muskoka Watershed Council

The council isn’t impressed with the withdrawal of government funding for the Experimental Lakes Area.

The closure of the ELA, Brouse said, would be a blow to local watershed stewardship initiatives. “We won’t have the results of that data, we won’t have those experiments being done to tell us how climate change is impacting our lakes, to tell us how reduced water levels are impacting,” she said. “We won’t have the ability to do that research so we can understand what might be impacting our lakes.”

Four former Fisheries officials have also written to the government to protest the possible closure of the ELA.

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