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".
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.
Big Win at the Board!
On January 27, 2014 Ontario Municipal Board Member S. Sutherland dismissed the appeal of Peter Eliopoulos to allow a wedding banquet and children’s camp on Oak Ridges Moraine lands in King Township. On ‘trial’ was the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan’s major recreational policy and more broadly what kinds of land uses fit with the vision of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Congratulations to King Township and the Stewards of the Moraine!
Click here to download a copy of the decision
Save the Oak Ridges Moraine...Yet Again
STORM (Save the Oak Ridges Moraine) Coalition is approaching its 25th year of defending the Oak Ridges Moraine — the rain barrel of clean drinking water for over 250,000 people and 65 river and streams, green fields that grow food, trees that bind carbon dioxide and rural communities where people live and work. And we need your help.
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In 2015, the Province of Ontario will review three major pieces of environmental policy – the Oak Ridges Moraine Plan, Niagara Escarpment Plan and Greenbelt plan. Leading up to 2015, we will continue to work together with citizens and stakeholders to ensure that the Oak Ridges Moraine remains protected for generations to come. We have been preparing for the review for over a decade by monitoring and recording data from emerging and old issues that threaten the hydrological and ecological integrity of the moraine.
Direct donations allow us the ability to continue being the strong voice for the moraine as we have since 1989. We can accept payment through PayPal.
Oak Ridges Moraine Protection Policies Subverted for Solar Project Approval
The first Renewal Energy Approval (REA) on the Oak Ridges Moraine and Protected Countryside of the
Greenbelt Plan areas has been granted to Canadian Solar. While supportive of the Green Energy Act
(GEA) and associated Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program, concerned residents are outraged that approval was
contingent on a significant reduction of setbacks from natural features such as significant woodlands,
headwater streams and groundwater discharge areas.
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