Happy New Year and thank you for your continual support. As most of you are aware, 2015 is the year for the review of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Greenbelt Plans.

​Please take a moment and read below about exciting new websites, events and contests for the Moraine. Get involved today and help protect the Moraine for future generations!


Discover the beauty and importance of the Oak Ridges Moraine at www.marvellousmoraine.org.

​Developed by the Oak Ridges Moraine Partnership for 2015, this website is your doorway into moraine history, culture and ecology. 



Northumberland Land
​Trust Lecture

Thursday January 8, 2015
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Cobourg Community Centre
(D'Arcy Street, Cobourg)

Debbe Crandall, Senior Policy Advisor for STORM will be giving a presentation for the second lecture of the 2014-2015 Northumberland Land Trust Lecture Series on Thursday January 8, 2015 at the Cobourg Community Centre (D'Arcy Street, Cobourg).

Doors open at 7:00 PM for light refreshments and the lecture starts at 7:30 PM for this no charge event.

Debbe will be discussing how the Moraine gives so freely of its water and its soil. The least we can do is learn more about it and get involved in efforts to keep it healthy!

Town Hall Meeting
Ontario’s Greenbelt Under Threat 

Wednesday January 28
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Brougham Hall, 3545 Brock Road, Brougham, ON
Farmland and forests in Ontario’s Greenbelt are at risk of being paved over.

Ask questions and hear from experts about how a proposal for an unnecessary airport, inappropriate development and dumping of contaminated soil are putting our nature, drinking water and climate at risk.

Panelists Include:      
​David Donnelly, Environmental Lawyer, Donnelly Law

Faisal Moola, Director General, David Suzuki Foundation

Debbe Crandall, Policy Advisor, Save the Oak Ridges Moraine Coalition

Ian McLaurin, Ontario Soil Regulatory Task Force

Mary Delaney, Chair, Land Over Landings

Moderator: Mayor Steve Parish, Town of Ajax


Marvel at the Moraine
Whether you live on, visit, or are just learning about the Oak Ridges Moraine and all it has to offer, we want to know: What makes you marvel at the moraine?

Send us a photo, poem or piece of artwork that demonstrates why the Oak Ridges Moraineis special to you! 

Here’s how to enter:
  • Twitter: Tweet your submission to us using our handle @morainefor2015 and include #marvellousmoraine
  • Facebook: Share your photo or artwork on our Ontario Nature Facebook page including #marvellousmoraine
  • Instagram: Tag us to share your submission using #marvellousmoraine
  • Email: Email your submissions to leylat@ontarionature.org. We will share your submissions with our nature-loving friends and followers for all to enjoy on our social media channels. Please provide a name for photo credit!
Submission Deadline is January 30, 2015 so don't delay!