There are many who help to protect the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Trying to make links or provide acknowledgement to such a wide assortment of government, non-government, non-profit, charitable, informal and formal organizations much less highlighting individual efforts would be an impossible task. Instead we offer a sampling of groups below. You are encouraged to seek more information about those that interest you.

Local or regional level interests - which you will find nearly everywhere across the moraine - often come together either formally or informally to address a single issue. Such groups have included Lakeridge Citizens for Clean Water, Speak Out Cavan Monaghan, and Concerned Citizens of King. A number of municipal Environmental Action Committees support local government deliberations and decision making.

The Oak Ridges Moraine - Newberry Park Wetland

At the other extreme, large organizations work on the moraine in support of international impact. A good example of such a group would be Ducks Unlimited who support restoration of small wetlands across the moraine. Such work, providing habitat to nesting pairs of waterfowl (and many other benefits too!), together with work in many other areas large and small, adds up to sustainable populations of waterfowl across North America.

At the national level we are pleased that organizations like the Nature Conservancy of Canada are working to protect two significant areas of the moraine, the Happy Valley Forest and the Rice Lake Plains.

In between you will find all manner of groups and interests, including but certainly not limited to: Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Nature Watch, Bird Studies Canada, Trout Unlimited, Tallgrass Ontario, Gravel Watch, Ontario Streams, Seeds of Diversity Canada, Ecojustice, Ontario Trees Foundation and many, many others too numerous to list.

Reflecting the interests of the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust you will also find other partners in the land trust movement such as the Ontario Farmland Trust, the Kawartha Heritage Conservancy and the Northumberland Land Trust - all of whom help in protection of the moraine in their respective areas.

To all we offer thanks and encouragement to continue working toward a healthy and sustainable future for the Oak Ridges Moraine. The work is not done yet.

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