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ORM Conservation Plan celebrates 15th Anniversary

ORM Conservation founders and supporters
Written by Patti Foley

Photo of the Founders, Partners and Supporters, including Karen Mills and Richard Hunt of the Bolton & District Horticultural Society, of the movement to save the Oak Ridges Moraine (ORM) on the steps of Queen’s Park after celebrating the 15th birthday of the ORM Conservation Plan (ORMCP).

MPP Julia Munro MPP acknowledged the anniversary of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and made a strong speech in the Legislature acknowledging the role of the ORMCP in the current and future protection and conservation of our important natural heritage and water resources.

Debbe Crandall, Director of Policy at the STORM (Save The Oak Ridges Moraine) Coalition said “It is thanks to the dedication and hard work of countless people and organizations, that we’re able to celebrate a decade and a half of protection for the rain barrel of the GTA. Their contribution to the protection of the Oak Ridges Moraine is pivotal.”

Crandall further stated “We have been working throughout the Coordinated Review along with long time partners at Ontario Nature, EcoSpark and Earthroots to raise the profile of the moraine and make sure that protection is strengthened. This anniversary is an important moment to take stock of how far we’ve come and where we need to go to protect all vulnerable water supply areas across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.”

 

 

 

 

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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