Three Lake Property Associations are calling on Ottawa to re-open a portage at Moore Falls.

The Trent-Severn Waterway removed the boat rollers and portage access in May of 2015 citing safety concerns.

According to the Moore Lake and Black Lake Property Owner’s Association, and the Gull Lake Cottagers Association, paddlers going between Moore Lake and Gull Lake now have to carry their boats across Highway 35.

The associations are having a rally by Lutterworth Park between 11:30 a.m and 12:30 p.m. today.

They are hopeful Parks Canada will re-open the portage and re-install the boat rollers.

Minden Hills Reeve Brent Devolin says the associations have the support of the township in this matter.