Environment students connect the dots for Muskoka lake ecosystems

Islands with pine trees on a Muskoka lake.

Two Environment students are working in Muskoka this summer to help seven lake associations gather data on nutrient levels in their waterways.

Melody Fraser and Curtis Mosier, both Environment and Resource Studies majors, toured seven lakes throughout July and gathered water samples, which they took back to the lab at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment in Huntsville for further assessment. By examining the nutrients present in lake water, Melody and Curtis can determine if the lakes are stressed and offer suggestions on improving water quality.

The lake monitoring program started last year, but the program has been getting a lot of support and enthusiasm from local businesses that rely on tourist funds throughout the summer. Keep up the great work, Melody and Curtis!

Read the full story on the Cottage Country Now website.

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