Safe Quiet Lakes is successfully creating change by:

  • The creation of a Boaters Code to help educate boaters on how to be a respectful boaters that is displayed prominently around waterways in Muskoka
  • The execution of an extensive outreach program to marinas, trade shows, lake associations and local events to promote conversation about respectful boating practices including noise reduction, avoidance of speed too close to shore, and damaging wakes
  • The creation of an annual summer-long awareness and safety campaign and video in cooperation and with support from the Ontario Provincial Police, resulting in the callout: The OPP wants to hear from the community about dangerous boating or boats without mufflers: Call 1-888-310-1122
  • A Strong Advocacy Platform focusing on:
    • Boating Operating Behaviours: No wake zones & Muffler enforcement
    • Land Development: Use of lake load tools (Recreational Carrying Capacity, Boating Impact Studies) for development assessments
    • Boat Design and Construction: Reduction in the Decibel limit
    • The orchestration of a Stakeholder meeting in the spring bringing together those who care about the lakes to discuss and implement solutions for safer, quieter lakes
    • Partnering with organizations that champion safe and respectful boating
    • Dialogue to influence public policy