Oak Ridges Moraine

Dedicated to the enhancement and preservation of the Moraine as a healthy and vibrant ecosystem.
Dedicated to the enhancement and preservation of the Moraine as a healthy and vibrant ecosystem.

 

The Oak Ridges Moraine is a landform feature so unique that it deserves continued and focused provincial protection and policy oversight. A renewed commitment to the moraine by the Province is a vital step in continuing to ensure that our hydrological and ecological features remain valued, protected, and secured for our future. To ensure that the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (ORMCP) remains relevant and relective of current government priorities, there is a proviso that requires the Plan to be reviewed every ten years to determine whether any revisions should be made.  It is against the backdrop of the upcoming 2015 Provincial Review of the ORMCP the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation Board of Directors are forwarding a submission of recommendations to assist the Premier of Ontario, designated Ministers of the Crown, and MPPs with jurisdiction on the moraine in this review.

This submission of recommendations will be ready for delivery fall 2014 and will be made available.

There are many compelling reasons to continue to protect the Oak Ridges Moraine through a plan that focuses specifically on protecting its hydrological and ecological functions. Water availability and supply is a foundation for human life and a pillar of healthy, sustainable communities.  There are many who suggest that the single most important issue facing the planet in the future is the protection of our water supplies for human consumption  Protecting the integrity of the Oak Ridges Moraine supports the Province's commitment to effective water management and acknowledges the need to think strategically about the importance of water availability and supply. It also advances critical planning priorities that include healthy sustainable communities, smart growth, and valuing our natural and cultural heritage.

 

News

 

July 2012
The Caring for the Moraine Program launches a new interactive website
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June 2012
Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation's 2011 Annual Report released
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January 2012
Biodiversity decline on the Oak Ridges Moraine
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