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Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust

Town: Aurora

Ontario Nature Region: Lake Ontario North

The Oak Ridges Moraine stretches for over 160 kilometers across the most populated area of Ontario. This distinct ridge, a 12,000 year old remnant of the last ice age, is the source of 65 major streams or rivers. The Moraine provides clean, safe drinking water to over a quarter of a million people with private and municipal wells. It is home to hundreds of plant and animal species.

Provincial legislation to protect the functions of the Oak Ridges Moraine enacted in 2002 was an important step but the work is not done. Over 90% of the Moraine is in private ownership. As such, the promotion of sustainable use by individuals is a necessary complement to land use planning and protection efforts.

A citizen directed charitable non-profit, the ORMLT aims to maintain and manage a system of nature reserves. The Trust works through outreach and communications and other means to encourage all citizens to further protect and restore the natural environment of the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Visit the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust website for more information.

For more information please contact Ontario Nature at 1-800-440-2366 or


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