MACO is to promote and advance the common interests of cottage owners in areas throughout Manitoba

  • Eliminating education taxes from property
  • Working for equitable application of Disaster Financial Assistance for cottage owners
  • Participating in the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium
  • Informing cottagers on issues of concern to cottagers
  • Emailing items of interest to MACO email Participants
  • Looking for input on website and newsletters from Members

Purchase this Sign for your property, only $4, see any Board member or  “Contact Us”.

MACO’s Vice-President attended a meeting in Regina in November. It is important to include Lake Manitoba as a stakeholder in the development of the board to manage the Assiniboine River drainage basin.
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We need more help on our Board, if you want to work with other like-minded individuals to achieve our mission please contact us or simply come to a meeting as noted on this page.

The Cottager

cottagerThe Cottager is the only publication dedicated to cottage owners in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, and those who enjoy life at the lake. Published since 1992, the magazine profiles unique cottages, people and issues around lakeside living – covering everything from real estate trends to renovations, as well as boating, fishing and outdoor activities on and off the water.

Regular departments highlight the latest in cottage-related products, style and do-it-yourself projects. A new Eco Lake section offers cabin dwellers ways to live green and protect the environment that they enjoy. The magazine also explores the landscape, residents and amenities of specific cottage country areas, in every issue.

The Cottager also provides regular cottage real estate listings for those looking to buy (or rent) a lakeside lifestyle.

THE COTTAGER is published five times each year. Our mission is to entertain and inform cottage owners residing in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, Canada.

The Cottager Website

The Watershed Observer

Watershed-ObserverThe Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) publishes a newsletter, The Watershed Observer, twice a year. In our most recent edition, you’ll find updates on wetland protection and boreal conservation, get to know songwriter Sol Sigurdson (aka “The Lake Winnipeg Fisherman”) and learn how you can help ensure clean water is on the agenda of decision-makers. Plus, we acknowledge the many individuals and organizations who make a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible by joining our growing network of change.

LWF is an environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO) seeking solutions to ensure a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed now and for future generations.

Founded in 2005 as a volunteer coalition of concerned lake-lovers, LWF today is emerging as a leading organization working collaboratively with non-profit, academic, industry and government sectors and the public to restore and protect our great lake.

The Watershed Observer Website


MACO Issues

Here you will find issues being addressed by MACO.
MACO Issues

Document Library

Here you will find a library of all MACO documents.Document Library

Meeting Minutes

You can view previous meeting minutes here.Meeting Minutes

Why Join MACO?

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