Leech Lake, Muskoka

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Moose Sighting

Great photos of a young moose. These were taken on May 5th at 9:20 am in a driveway on the south side near the south point road.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Current Fire Situation

There has been an early start to the fire season this year with grass and brush fires across Ontario. Dry, windy and unseasonably warm weather has prompted officials to issue high and moderate fire danger notices throughout the majority of cottage country. Overnight frosts have delayed grass and other plants from sprouting, which normally act as a deterrent to the spread of fire across dry leaves lying on the ground. Be sure to follow fire risk and fire ban information in your area by checking out the MNR's Aviation and Forest Fire Management website

Fire Awareness

FOCA FireSmart Program

Every year the MNR responds to over 1350 wildfires, half of those caused by humans. The majority of human caused wildfires are due to careless burning practices and failure to control and extinguish campfires, grass and brush fires.

FOCA and the MNR have partnered together to bring cottagers the information and resources they need to Be FireSmart at their cottage and in their communities. To learn more visit the FireSmart page of the FOCA website