is a landform unique to southern Ontario.
One of Ontario's largest moraines, the Oak Ridges Moraine
extends 160 kilometres from the Niagara Escarpment in
the west to the Trent River system in the east, and
is on average 13 kilometres wide. One-hundred-and-fifty
metres deep, the moraine stands out as a distinct landscape
and is the "rain barrel of southern Ontario".
Pledge to Protect the Moraine
In 2015, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (ORMCP) will be reviewed as part of the Greenbelt Plan Review. Leading up to 2015, we must work together to ensure that the Oak Ridges Moraine remains protected for generations to come. Click here to take a pledge to be part of the Moraine for 2015 campaign.
Many thanks to the Patagonia store and staff at 500 King Street West Toronto. They were a tremendous support to our work on the Oak RIdges Moraine in 2012. They invited our Moraine Can't Wait campaigners to have a table in the store to talk to people directly. Then in the fall we were chosen by staff as a worthy recipient of a grant to continue our work to protect water through the DIrt on Dirt campaign with Earthroots.
In December Patagonia hosted an environmental Art Poster Contest for OCAD students. Two students chose the moraine as their subject and created amazing works of art. The posters were displayed till the end of the month were seen by many shoppers over the holiday season.
MTM Partners wrap up the MTM Program
After eight years of working together on the landscape, EcoSpark and STORM Coalition will not be continuing with the Monitoring the Moraine Program. In its eight years, the MTM Partners have made significant progress towards their initial goals.
MTM Partners Honour Heroes
2012 Moraine Heroes Award Winners at Willow Spring Winery in Stouffville, Onatrio. The awards were made possible with support from the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, Metcalf Foundation, EJLB Foundation, and Willow Springs Winery.
Special Delivery to Premier McGuinty
On March 8th STORM, Earthroots and Ontario Nature delivered 8,000 Moraine Can't Wait postcards to Premier McGuinty asking that his government protect the Oak Ridges Moraine by supporting the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation. Tuesday March 27th is budget day. We hope the upcoming 10th Anniversary of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan finds the Foundation refunded to continue the important restoration work rather than to close their doors forever.
Media Release (Mar 6th, 2012): Toronto City Hall Stands Up for Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Groups Urge Province to Follow Suit
Saving the Oak Ridges Moraine Again:
Environmental Groups Launch New Campaign to Protect the Rain Barrel of Southern Ontario
The Moraine Can't Wait - Click here to find out more
STORM, Ontario Nature and Earthroots took to the skies to profile assaults on the Oak Ridges Moraine. Here's what we saw:
Click here to view all of the Moraine Can't Wait videos.
Local groups worried that the Oak Ridges Moraine is protected only on paper [external newspaper article]
Oak Ridges Moraine: Not safe yet [external newspaper article]
Save The Oak Ridges Moraine
(STORM) Coalition is focused on protecting the ecological
integrity of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Since 1989, STORM has
been working at the local and regional levels to ensure that
municipalities make good planning decisions that respect the
environmental significance of the moraine and that take into
account its ecological and hydrological functions.
Copyright 2007 Save the Oak Ridges
Moraine (STORM) Coalition