The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) is a non-profit organization mandated to preserve and enhance the Oak Ridges Moraine (Moraine). Originally established as a granting agency in 2002 following the implementation of the Provincial Government’s Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (ORMCP), the ORMF has successfully provided funds to many different partners in support of stewardship, education, research, the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail and land securement projects.
The ORMF’s role has recently changed, and while our granting role is currently suspended, we still have a pivotal role to play if the Moraine is to remain protected in the future. The ORMCP is scheduled for review in 2015-2016, and while plenty of positive work has been done on the Moraine over the last eight years, there are still outstanding goals that need to be met. We believe that as a result of our stakeholder relationships, ability to effectively manage provincial funds and knowledgeable understanding of environmental issues relating to the Moraine that the ORMF is best positioned to assist the Province in meeting the previously established goals of the ORMCP.