This region encompasses a small section of southern Georgian Bay west to Lake Simcoe and South to Lake Ontario. Major landscape features in this area include the Niagara escarpment Biosphere Reserve which runs north to south throughout this region as well as an area now called “the land between” where Southern Ontario Limestone meets the granite of the Canadian shield, in the north of this region. The majority of FOCA members are based around Lake Simcoe, the twelfth largest freshwater lake in Ontario. Local, municipal government is an important point of contact for many rural, waterfront issues. FOCA has compiled a comprehensive list of municipal contact information for your area which can be found in the Municipal Contacts link at left; these documents are searchable.
This region has approximately 25 FOCA member associations.
FOCA members in Simcoe:
BASS LAKE/ORO MEDONTE RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION
CLEARWATER BEACH RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION
COUTNAC BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
CRESCENT HARBOUR ASSOCIATION
ELMHURST BEACH ASSOCIATION
GEORGIAN HIGHLANDS COTTAGERS ASSOCIATION INC.
GIANT'S TOMB COTTAGER'S ASSOCIATION
KESWICK BEACH ASSOCIATION
MOON'S BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS
NORTH MARA BEACH RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
NOTTAWAGA BEACH ASSOCIATION
OAKLAND BEACH ASSOCIATION
ORR LAKE RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION
PINE POINT PARK LTD.
ROWNTREE BEACH ASSOCIATION
ROYAL BEACH COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
SANDWOOD ESTATES ASSOCIATION
SCUGOG LAKE STEWARDS INC.
SEVERN RIVER ASSOCIATION OF PROPERTY OWNERS
SEVERN TRAIL PROPERTY OWNERS
STURGEON BAY COTTAGERS' AND RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION
TALLPINES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
TAY POINT EAST WATERFRONT PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
TEA LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION INC.
THORAH ISLAND RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION
WAHNEKEWENING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
WILLIAM'S POINT COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
News and Info from Simcoe:
April 2013: be aware of high water and possible flooding due to rain and spring runoff. Read more...
Jan.2013: Funding Announcement for Clean-up Projects for L.Simcoe and SE Georgian Bay. Apply by Jan.25, 2013.
Dec.2011: Province takes steps to contain fish virus detected in Lake Simcoe. Read more...
Lake Simcoe has a long history of degraded water quality and phosphorus related issues, to learn more click here.
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