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Recent Releases from Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation

Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan - Ten Years Later

Published Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:53:23 EST Read More

Media Release April, 2012 marks the 10th anniversary for the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (ORMCP). Hailed as one of Ontario’s most successful and innovative “environment-first” pieces of legislation, the ORMCP has provided a pathway to better planning on the Oak Ridges Moraine. It has been a major catalyst for protecting the drinking water of more than 250,000 people on the Moraine and millions more in the Greater Toronto Area. With growing concerns over the ...... Click here to read this release



The Oak Ridges Moraine Trail - From Dream to Reality

Published Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:02:34 EST Read More

“Once Around the Ridge” ribbon cutting ceremony to be held in Mono Mills (KING CITY, ON, April 20, 2012) On Saturday, April 21st, 2012, the Oak Ridges Trail will celebrate the opening of its western gateway in Mono Mills, thus realizing a dream that started almost 40 years ago. The Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA) is quick to clarify, however, the difference between the dream of a “fully connected” trail and the dream of a “fu...... Click here to read this release



Biodiversity Decline on the Oak Ridges Moraine

Published Sun, 15 Jan 2012 14:04:02 EST Read More

Media Release (King City, January 15, 2012) More than 23 municipalities located on the Oak Ridges Moraine are calling on the Government of Ontario to continue funding the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, a non-profit agency that serves as the eyes and ears of the moraine, often described as the rain barrel for southern Ontario. Financial support for the Foundation runs out at the end of this fiscal year and its renewal is far from certain. According to the Environmental ...... Click here to read this release



Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act celebrates ten year milestone but tough road still ahead

Published Thu, 15 Dec 2011 12:18:27 EST Read More

Media Release (KING CITY, ON, Dec.15, 2011) The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act (the Act), passed December 14, 2001, was enacted to control the aggressive urban sprawl of the mid-to-late eighties that threatened the fragile hydrogeology, geomorphology and ecology of the Oak Ridges Moraine - a source of drinking water for millions of people. The Act was passed after more than a decade of advocacy and support by grassroots organizations and key politicians. It be...... Click here to read this release



10 years after - on the Oak Ridges Moraine

Published Thu, 8 Dec 2011 10:27:36 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation will recognize the 10th Anniversary of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act and mark the start of the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony. The celebration recognizes the passage of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act in 2001 that protects a wealth of natural habitats, safeguards an enormous groundwater recharge system and provides a landscape that is enjoyed by millions of people. What: 10th Anniv...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner applauds work of Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation and questions lack of government support

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:25:08 EST Read More

Media Release See below for page 122 of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s 2011/2012 Annual Report, Engaging Solutions, released on November 29, 2011 at the Ontario Legislature: To view the entire Environmental Commissioner’s 2010/2011 Annual Report, Engaging Solutions, visit www.eco.on.ca The Measuring Succe...... Click here to read this release



Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation - a two time winner

Published Fri, 4 Nov 2011 09:55:06 EST Read More

Media Release ORMF conservation contribution applauded by experts (KING CITY, ON, Nov. 4, 2011) In just one week, the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) has been twice recognized for its vital contribution to the preservation, protection and restoration of the Oak Ridges Moraine (ORM). The ORM is a geological landform extending across the top of Greater Toronto Area from Caledon in the west to Cobourg in the east and is critical...... Click here to read this release



Ontario's Environmental Commissioner asked to review protection and management of Oak Ridges Moraine

Published Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:32:41 EST Read More

The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (Foundation) has requested an immediate review of the existing policies, legislation, regulation and technical guidance relating to the protection and management of the Oak Ridges Moraine pursuant to section 61 of the Environmental Bill of Rights. Currently, a review is scheduled for 2015, but the Foundation feels immediate review is needed on pressing Moraine issues. As identified by the Foundation's recent report, Measuring Success on the Oak Ridges Mo...... Click here to read this release



Measuring Success on the Oak Ridges Moraine report released by Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation

Published Thu, 15 Sep 2011 09:30:08 EST Read More

Media Release ORMF requests Environmental Commissioner to review Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (Toronto, September 15, 2011) Today, in keeping with its commitment to voicing Moraine issues, the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) released its timely and important Measuring Success on the Oak Ridges Moraine reports. Measuring Success was released today at a Sustainability Network Breakfast featuring David ...... Click here to read this release



The Oak Ridges Moraine Ten Years Later: Is It Really Protected?

Published Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:08:07 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Breakfast Forum - The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) will release Measuring Success on the Oak Ridges Moraine and explain why it will file an Application for Review under Section 61 of the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights. Who: David Miller (Former Mayor, City of Toronto), Kim Gavine (Executive Director, Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation), Debbe Crandall (Executive Director, Save the Oak Ridges Moraine Coalition), and Fred John...... Click here to read this release



Effectiveness of the Oak Ridge Moraine Conservation Plan (ORMCP) and health of the Oak Ridges Moraine assessed by the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF)

Published Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:40:03 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, Ontario March 10, 2011) A series of eight reports prepared under the Measuring Success banner by the non-profit Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation were distributed to MPPs at a Queen's Park briefing yesterday. Today, the documents are available to the public and stakeholders on the ORMF website (http://moraineforlife.org/resources/measuringsuccess.php) for review. Started in 20...... Click here to read this release



WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OAK RIDGES MORAINE?

Published Wed, 6 Oct 2010 09:21:40 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OAK RIDGES MORAINE? The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation will convene a briefing session on Moraine related issues. This short session, complete with a light lunch, will focus on past successes put in the context of current and persistent issues. The session will take place on Wednesday, October 20th at Ontario Nature’s headquarters located on 366 Adelaide St. W., Suite 201 in Toronto. There will also be a discussion of a planne...... Click here to read this release



OAK RIDGES MORAINE FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO CHAMPION THE MORAINE

Published Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:01:15 EST Read More

The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation is approaching an important milestone. With a new and recently approved strategic plan, the Foundation will see the co-ordination of data collection for the 2015 Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Review and continue its environmental activities to support the preservation, protection and restoration of the Oak Ridges Moraine. The Oak Ridges Moraine is one of Ontario's most prominent ecosystems. It is a geological ridge of land up to 300 metres high tha...... Click here to read this release



News release: Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation Preparing to Close after 50 million dollars of Conservation

Published Mon, 1 Jun 2009 09:57:46 EST Read More

News Release Created in 2002 to support partnerships and voluntary efforts to protect the Oak Ridges Moraine, the Foundation is preparing to close its doors in September 2010. During the eight year period, the Foundation will have generated over 50 million dollars of conservation effort by investing 15 million dollars of capital in partnerships matched by private organizations, municipalities, conservation authorities and individuals. More than 5,500 acres of high value co...... Click here to read this release