The OHI is a registered charity working to preserve the province’s headwaters through research, education and best practices. Please vist our website at www.ontarioheadwaters.ca.
About ONTARIO HEADWATERS INSTITUTE
The well-being of Ontario’s headwaters - flows that recharge groundwater, create wetlands, and provide the base-flow for our streams and lakes – is fundamental to maintaining our freshwater capital.
Waters seeping into and coming from aquifers, babbling through forests and meadows, nursing the biological diversity of our wetland complexes, and flowing through our valley corridors provide the sources of our streams, lakes, and groundwater.
Our ecological tapestry, our food supply, our very existence depend on the availability and quality of our headwaters. Indeed, our freshwater capital is one of the pillars upon which life rests, and upon which our quality of life depends. We cut off our headwaters, drain them, or pollute them at our peril.
The Ontario Headwaters Institute seeks to preserve our headwaters, and to identify, engage, and partner with organizations in this common cause.