Locals are invited to bring wood ash to the Rosewarne Landfill site in Bracebridge for an ash drive on June 1 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Township of Lake of Bays on May 21.
The Friends of the Muskoka Watershed have launched Canada’s first residential wood ash recycling program, which aims to solve the calcium decline problem in Muskoka’s forests and lakes. ASHMuskoka is a 3-year project in which the organization is working to recruit over 1,000 area residents to collect 100 tonnes of wood ash, according to the news release. The wood ash includes high calcium content along with other nutrients and will be applied to sugar bushes and forest soils as a fertilizer. Some of the calcium and nutrients will make its way to Muskoka’s lakes through natural soil processes, benefitting local waterways.
Ash will not be collected at the township office, so locals are asked to bring all wood ash to the landfill site at 1062 Rosewarne Drive in Bracebridge.
Click here for a list guidelines for saving your ash. For more information, visit the ASHMuskoka website or follow them on Facebook. To reach ASHMuskoka, contact 705-640-0948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.