The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust (ORMLT) was formed in 1999 by concerned citizens wanting to help protect the Oak Ridges Moraine. The Trust was incorporated in 2001 as a not-for-profit organization and is a registered charity #87320 8920.

The Board of Directors is supported by volunteers, donors, partners and wide spread public interest. In addition to 16 Founding members, an additional 21 citizens have served in a Director role. Several individuals remain actively engaged with the Land Trust's work and goals.

Land donors gather around a property dedication plaque by the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust
The ORMLT Vision


The Oak Ridges Moraine is a vibrant, healthy , sustainable ecosystem within which the Land Trust and many partners including private landowners are actively cooperating in conservation and protection of the Moraine and connected areas.


The ORMLT Mission


The Land Trust will ensure that significant Moraine properties are protected for future generations through agreements with landowners, acquisition of lands and on-going stewardship.



The Trust has developed many partnerships working closely with municipalities, conservation authorities, the Oak Ridges Trail Association, educational institutions, foundations, stewardship councils, other non-government environmental organizations and donors. In addition, the Trust frequently works with federal, provincial and local government departments to help save and sustain the Moraine ecosystem. Corporations and local businesses have been an integral part of work undertaken on the moraine.

The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust is a member in good standing with the Ontario Land Trust Alliance and has adopted their Standards and Practices. ORMLT is also affiliated with several other conservation organizations such as Ontario Nature.

Landowners are the backbone of our conservation efforts.

Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust: Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve 18462 Bathurst Street Newmarket Ontario L3Y 4V9 Tel:(905)853-3171