Non-profit organization aimed at increasing the health of the lake and its surrounding watersheds.
• Lake Simcoe is not just another pretty little lake. Says the author/historian who wrote the foreword to our LOL Calendar, "It is one of Ontario's great treasures, a storied setting formed by glaciers, a crossroad travelled by native people, early explorers, and fur traders, and later by steamboat operators, farmers who thrived on its lush lands." Lumbermen and railway giants. Its location made it a place of influence and power.
• Here are some words from Stephen Leacock, famous Canadian writer, about Lake Simcoe .... It is a " Smiling beauty of the waters, shores, bays,... The sunlight flashes back in lighter colour from the sandbars and shoals.. The passing clouds of summer throw moving shadows over it, the mimic gales play over the surface and send curling caps of white foam [into the air]"
• Its aborginal names are "Beautiful lake, Sparkling waters". Breathtaking sunsets capture people's hearts. The lake is big--the largest and most trafficked inland lake in Ontario, an urban lake with the population coming up to a million people, the Ice Fishing capital of the world.
• Remember it is not just a lake but the watershed and rivers that surround it. -- all are part of an ecosystem and it is the human activity on the land that has the lake struggling to survive.