As a court case is addressing portage rights at the location, Muskoka Lakes Township is planning to protect Bala Falls as a Heritage Conservation District. The whole area being looked at in a study is between Lake Muskoka and the Moon River, containing both the north and south falls, all of Burgess Island and part of Portage Island, which includes Margaret Burgess Park. A public workshop on the plan is being held Thursday July 24th at 7pm at the Bala Community Centre. If you plan on attending to give input, contact Kim Bennie at the Town at 705-765-3156 ext 234 or email her at [email protected]