The Caring for the Moraine program has brought together more than 30 conservation-minded organizations on the Oak Ridges Moraine to deliver environmental services to landowners through a ‘one stop shop’ approach.  From 2005-2009 partners offered landowners technical advice and access to various resources including financial assistance to undertake projects on their properties that help protect and restore the Oak Ridges Moraine. 


The program has unfortunately had to scale back due to a lack of funding from the Province to the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation.  In order to try to keep in touch with you - the landowner, who is so key in the protection of the Moraine – this new website with mapping tools for landowners has been launched. We will continue to try and seek financial resources to restore the Caring for the Moraine program back to its original glory but until then we hope that the development of these resources will assist you and keep you in touch with the Moraine community.


Thank you to all of the Oak Ridges Moraine landowners that have helped to protect headwaters and our drinking water sources!


From 2005-2009, in collaboration with Oak Ridges Moraine landowners and partner organizations, the Caring for the Moraine Project has:

  • Mailed 11,114 landowner letters, resulting in 627 Moraine properties visited;

  • 2,354 landowners participated in 65 workshops;

  • Planted over  430,000 trees over an area of 289 hectares;

  • Restored 310 hectares of prairie;

  • Restored almost 17,890 metres of streams; and

  • Created 22.15 hectares of wetland and enhanced an additional 2 hectares of wetland.

Our Caring for the Moraine Partners:

Alderville First Nation

Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority

Community Stream Steward Program

Credit Valley Conservation Authority

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Durham Land Stewardship Council

Eco Spark

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Halton Peel Woodlands and Wildlife Stewardship

Kawartha Heritage Conservancy

Kawartha Region Conservation Authority

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Lower Trent Conservation Authority

Ministry of Natural Resources

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Northumberland County

Northumberland Land Trust

Northumberland Stewardship Council

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust

Oak Ridges Trail Association

Otonabee Region Conservation Authority

Peterborough County Stewardship Council

Seneca College - King Campus

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Town of Caledon                                    

Township of Uxbridge

Trout Unlimited Canada

University of Toronto: Koffler Reserve

Victoria Land and Water Stewardship

York Environmental Stewardship


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