Event Notice: An Afternoon with Dr. Norman Yan

Exploring the Depths: The Mysteries of Ontario’s Lakes – Blue-Green Algal Blooms

Date: Thursday, August 10th

Location: Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods

1039 Golf Avenue Windermere Village

Time: 1 – 3 pm

Event Link: The Threat of Algal Blooms in Muskoka with Research Scientist Norman Yan


Dive deep into the environmental enigmas surrounding Ontario’s pristine lakes with Dr. Norman Yan, the esteemed Director of Friends of the Muskoka Watershed. As algal blooms resurface in our waters, Dr. Yan will unravel the intertwined factors at play, from invasive species like the spiny water flea to the increasing usage of road salt and the profound impact of climate change.

Dr. Yan’s illustrious 50-year journey, spanning the Ontario government to his significant role at York University, has been dedicated to understanding and preserving the integrity of our lakes. His vision paints a future where Muskoka stands as a beacon for environmental research, illuminating the path forward in safeguarding our invaluable lakescape.

This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to gain insights from a renowned expert whose life’s work has significantly influenced lake ecology understanding on a global scale.

Key Takeaways:

– Understand the root causes of the resurgence of algal blooms.

– Learn about the multifaceted challenges our lakes face in the modern era.

– Envision the future of environmental research in Muskoka.