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BliBlitzing the Moraine 2016

Blitzing the Moraine 2016


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With the funding support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Pratt & Whitney Canada, the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust is conducting two Bio Blitzes this year!  The first one, on May 13th & 14th will be held at the East Cross Forest Conservation Area in Durham Region.  The second event is on May 27th and 28th at the McLeod Wood Nature Reserve in Aurora.

Bio Blitzes have risen in popularity in the last few years as a way of engaging the local communities in inventorying natural areas.  While there are a number of different types of Bio Blitz activities, these two will span a full 24 hours, where experts and volunteers will create a master list of all the living things that are noticed on the property.  Don’t panic!  You will NOT be asked to volunteer for the full 24 hours.  We’re asking folks for 2 – 4 hours as a shift but, of course you can do as many shifts as you like!

In addition to the main event, a series of 4 community workshops will be planned throughout the next few months. These workshops will help prepare interested volunteers and give them an idea of the types of plants and animals they can expect to see during the Bio Blitz. 


Click HERE for more details on the Bio Blitzes and the Workshops!



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Welcome to the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust online Photo Club where nature lovers celebrate and share the beautyof the Moraine.


Please contribute YOUR PHOTOS and join the lively discussion in our Photo Club by registering here.



YOU can help the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust save and protect additional properties forever.



Sometimes you might hear talk about whether charities get tangible results. Here at the Land Trust, together, we get results you can walk on�and frogs can hop on, birds can fly over, orchids can grow in and snakes can slither through and the list goes on and on...

And with your support, we can do so much more.. You’ll be there with us, every single day, doing what we do best: protecting more acres of this precious land forever. This is at the heart of what we do.


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The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, To Know the Moraine is to love it.

A citizen directed charitable non-profit, the ORMLT aims to maintain and manage a system of nature reserves. The Trust works through outreach and communications and other means to encourage all citizens to further protect and restore the natural environment of the Oak Ridges Moraine.

The Trust to date has secured 4,011 acres of land with 38 registered conservation easements, 3 restricted covenants, 8 properties donated to the land trust for direct, fee simple ownership and 2 properties in joint ownership. Volunteers contribute almost 4,100 hours annually, time that if paid would amount to approximately $120,000 or nearly 3 person years of full-time employment.

One of many regional land trusts found throughout Canada, the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust is a member in good standing with the Ontario Land Trust Alliance and has adopted their Standards and Practices.


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Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust: Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve 18462 Bathurst Street Newmarket Ontario L3Y 4V9 Tel:(905)853-3171