It has been 10 years since the Province of Ontario passed the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act. However, a decade later, we are now facing the challenge of having to save the Moraine, again! Political inaction and legislative gaps are putting this unique landscape we all value so much at risk and we cannot wait for the 2015 review to make ourselves heard. The showdown is happening now.
Just as we did in 2000, STORM is once again banding together with Ontario Nature and Earthroots to make our concerns heard in the Legislature. We are gathering signatures, getting media exposure, and hitting the pavement to make sure the Moraine’s needs are heard – for the sake of its ecology, the health of the communities that live along its waters, and the livelihoods that have been established upon it. With your help we will again be successful just as we were in 2001 when the Province brought in special legislation and regulations.
Over the coming weeks, you may expect to hear from us as we update our contacts, ask you for your input, and make ourselves visible in the Moraine’s communities. Just this past Thursday, we had a wonderful overview of the challenges we face in the Toronto Star. Please see it here: http://www.thestar.com/