Welcome to MYMACA.NET, the Web site for the Miskwabi Area Community Association.
MACA represents the interests of cottagers and residents of Long, Negaunee, Wenona and Miskwabi lakes in Haliburton County, Ontario.
Here, you will find a schedule of MACA events for our area, as well as a list of
useful links for cottagers and residents. You will also find a list of your Association's
Board of Directors and a copy of the Association's Bylaws.
If you would like to join our Association, or if you are already a member and would like to renew your membership, visit the Membership page. You can join or renew online with your credit card.
To view recent editions of MACA's Newsletters, visit the MACA News page.
Thanks for visiting, and we hope you will find MYMACA.NET a valuable resource for our community.
NEW FIREWORKS REGULATIONS IN EFFECT - Dysart Municipal Council has passed a Fireworks By-law that regulates the dates and permitted times for the setting off of Fireworks within Dysart et al. Fireworks are only permitted on New Year's Eve and the weekends of Victoria Day, Canada Day and the Civic Holiday. Council also adopted a total ban of "Flying Lanterns" within the Municipality. Any person who violates the By-law is guilty of an offence and, upon conviction, is subject to a set fine of $500, as provided in the Provincial Offences Act.
The Municipality has provided an information sheet on the new bylaw, which you can download below. PLEASE NOTE: any complaints regarding the discharge of fireworks or release of flying lanterns must be directed in writing to the By-law Department, not the Fire Department.
Sail Board Found - Sailboard has washed up in the bay on the Southwest side of Miskwabi Lake. If this is yours, please contact Corrine at 705-641-9505.
Click here to download a copy of the contest rules and entry form.
- SPRING 2019 NEWSLETTER - The Spring 2019 MACA Newsletter is now available in .PDF format here.
- TIP SHEETS FROM CHA - The Coalition of Haliburton Associations has provided three helpful fact/tip sheets for cottage owners. Click the links below to download PDF versions that you can print, and leave out as reminders for guests or renters:
Shoreline Tip Sheet - Ideas and recommendations for keeping your shoreline natural
Septic Tip Sheet - Information about how to make sure your septic system is healthy and functioning properly
Rental Tip Sheet - If you are renting out your cottage, here is a helpful package of information to leave for your renters
- WATER TESTING RESULTS - Courtesy of our Lake Steward, Tim Hagarty, the latest water test results for our four lakes are now available online. Results for Phosphorus, Calcium and Secchi (water clarity) are available
- NEGAUNEE WETLAND STUDY - In the fall of 2018, MACA partnered with Fleming College Environmental Science students to study the South Negaunee Wetland. The students prepared a fact sheet on the wetland which is available here. Watch for more information in the Winter 2018 Newsletter.
- You can now JOIN or RENEW your MACA Membership Online! Payment is accepted by VISA, MASTERCARD or AMERICAN EXPRESS. For more information visit the Membership page.
- LOVE YOUR LAKE - INDIVIDUAL SHORELINE RESULTS ARE OUT! - All shoreline property owners on our four lakes should by now have received a letter from the Love Your Lake program, with a code to access your individual shoreline evaluation results. Please download and read your individual report! A printed copy of your report can also be ordered online. If you did not receive your letter in the mail, please contact our Lake Steward, Tim Hagarty.
- DID YOU KNOW? - According to the OPP, on average there are between 190 and 200 car/animal collisions reported here in Haliburton every year, most of which involve deer. That puts us second in Ontario behind Manitoulin Island. The OPP would like to remind everyone of some important safety tips to help reduce accidents and injuries from collisions with wildlife. For more information, please read this pamphlet.
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