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Love your Lake – Microgrant Project

Earlier this year, the SCA applied for a $500.00 microgrant that was being offered by the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) and Watersheds Canada.  Our project was to reintroduce many native plant species throughout the South Channel as part of a shoreline revitalization effort.  The project ...

Help Reduce Plastic Pollution in the Great Lakes

The Georgian Bay Association is supporting Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) and the two MPPs who have proposed Bill 279 which will require new clothes washing machines to have filters installed. This legislation is the result of GBF’s successful research projects in Parry Sound and Collingwood, which clearly ...

Cottage Fire Protection

We have updated the Safety section of the website to include a booklet on Cottage Fire Protection. If you are a member of the South Channel Association, you will have access to this information. Please take a look. ...

Check out building a Bat Box

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Build a bat box and help bat populations recover. Bats have existed for over 50 million years.There are over 1000 species of bats – 8 in Eastern Canada.Bats use echolocation to find food and navigate the night sky.Little brown bats are capable of catching 1000 insects/hour. ...

Safe Quiet Lakes

Have Your Say on Boating on the Bay Safe Quiet Lakes (SQL) is set to launch a survey called Your Lakes, Your Views and would like your opinions on lake activities. This survey looks at what people value from their cottage experience, what their current boating concerns are, and how they use the waters. ...

2021 Art on the Dock

Are you looking for a way to connect and get to know your cottage neighbours, while still respecting guidelines for Covid? The South Channel Association may have just the ticket!  Intended to keep us connected, and to highlight talent amongst our ranks, this summer will be the first South Channel virtual Art ...

Georgian Bay for Everyone

GeorgianBayforEveryoneDownload Practice Respect Georgian Bay waters are for everyone’s enjoyment. Pressures on this invaluable resource will continue to grow. Whether a cottager or a boater, respect for each other’s interests and concerns is paramount to the enjoyment and protection of our ...

Floating Docks and Plastic Pollution by Peter Adams

Floating docks are very functional for our region of Georgian Bay. They are easily adjusted to fluctuating water levels, they can be moved to protected bays or pulled up on shore to avoid winter ice damage and they’re not as disruptive to shoreline ecology as crib docks. But did you know floating ...