ADFSF Director Bill Howson standing by the virtual sandbox

ADFSF Director Bill Howson standing by the virtual sandbox


welcome to the watershed gallery located upstairs at the ss bigwin marine museum and navigation society

We have created an environmental education center designed to promote awareness of the natural world and showcase some of the incredible initiatives being done by local foundations and organizations to preserve and protect our watershed

Muskoka watershed is notably large encompassing an area of 4,660 square km. With headwaters in the highlands of Algonquin provincial park, water flows southwest and eventually discharges into Georgian Bay. Next door to the Muskoka River we have the Trent River and Black-Severn River Watersheds all connected by the lakes, rivers (and this year flooding) in our backyards 

This gallery provides the perfect space to provide information on our watershed to both residents, cottagers and tourists. We hope that the insights gained from visiting our watershed gallery inspire people to think more about where their water comes from, how our actions impact the surrounding environment and ultimately what we can do to preserve it.

A quote that I came across in my studies from forestry engineer and conservationist, BabaDioum: “In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.” Meredith Fraser