Local REALTORS® support Muskoka Watershed Council

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REALTOR® members of Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® gathered in support of the Muskoka Watershed Council’s resource publication Living in Cottage Country: What You Need to Know. The book, which is a comprehensive source of information for residents on sustainable practices for protecting the natural shorelines and watersheds throughout cottage country, can be purchased throughout the Muskoka region.
“As local REALTORS® we know what people are looking for in a home, cottage and in their community. Preserving shorelines and our watershed by promoting sustainable practices will ensure the iconic landscape of cottage country will remain healthy for generations to come” says association president Tom Wilkinson. “Working to support the Muskoka Watershed Council on this project, getting our members educated, and sharing that information with our clients fits perfectly with the REALTORS® Quality of Life mandate.” The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® has financially supported the production of the book, as well as held education workshops for their members with Executive Committee Chair, and University of Windsor professor Dr. Peter Sale over the past year.
Living in Cottage Country: What You Need to Know provides the essential know-how for a wide variety of topics for residential owners in cottage country. From understanding the Land Use Act to shoreline development, septic systems, wells, to promoting a healthy environment through landscaping. The book is available throughout the Muskoka region, and can be purchased directly from the Muskoka Watershed Council as well. “We are in the business of connecting people with their dream home. Being able to do that in a place that has such natural, sustainable beauty is icing on the cake. Having a resource like this that we can stand behind as a membership, and help both the council and the environment is a win-win”, says Wilkinson.

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