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.

In 2013, the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) and Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition (CAMC) have formed a strategic partnership to examine the effectiveness of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (ORMCP). Unanimously passed by the Province of Ontario in 2002, the ORMCP was hailed as one of Ontario's most successful and innovative "environment-first" pieces of legislation, and has provided a pathway to better planning on the Oak Ridges Moraine. The ORMCP, along with the Greenbelt Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan, are scheduled for their 10-year reviews in 2015.

ORMF and CAMC will work together to prepare for the review of the ORMCP. ORMF will work alongside all Moraine stakeholders, including the public from local communities, to focus their work on the identification of policy gaps and deficiencies within the plan so it is better at achieving its original objectives. The CAMC will focus its work in collecting the necessary scientific data to report on ORM-wide health and trends overtime. Together, the efforts of both the ORMF and the CAMC will help the Province to make informed decisions about any changes required to the ORMCP in 2015 to ensure it continues to protect and enhance the environment and water resources on the Oak Ridges Moraine.

The ORMF was started with an investment of $15 million from the Province of Ontario. Since opening its doors, the ORMF has efficiently granted $14.1 million to 177 projects and leveraged an additional $35.8 million. This means that the Province’s original $15 million was grown into $50 million worth of projects! While much has been accomplished much remains to be done. The ORMF continues to advocate to the Province that they need to reinvest in the long term health of the Oak Ridges Moraine.

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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