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The Lake Simcoe watershed is home to over 400,000 full time residents with tens of thousands more enjoying it seasonally. Sweeping more than 3,400 square kilometres, across twenty municipal borders, the Lake Simcoe Watershed is a source of drinking water for many municipalities. It assimilates waste from water pollution control plants, supports local business and agricultural sectors, and plays host to recreational activities with a total annual economic impact of more than $200 million.

The “natural capital value of the goods and services” provided by Lake Simcoe’s watershed (storage of flood waters, air pollution absorption, pollination of crops and water filtration) is estimated at close to $1 Billion. It is estimated that by 2031 the population of our watershed will be over 1 million residents; placing further demands on life-sustaining forests, streams and rivers.

Meaningful protection of the Lake Simcoe watershed is critical and we need your help to achieve it.

Please donate today. Thank You.