The cottagers will be back for the Victoria Day long weekend, and Safe Quiet Lakes wants boaters to be mindful of what waves they cause.
The group is partnering with the Muskoka Lakes Association and the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations to launch their second #WakeAware campaign. The group says wakes made by boats can be a danger to swimmers, canoers and paddleboarders, and can also damage natural habitats. They can also erode shorelines and damage docks both public and private.
The groups want boaters this summer to make sure they are aware of the size of their boat wakes. They urge people who are waterskiing, surfing or wakeboarding to be 200 meters away from shorelines when they do it. They also ask boaters to make sure they reduce speed near shore.