This is your Moraine, our Moraine!


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 over 3,915 acres of land with 39 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.


Moraine Snapshots




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.



The Oak Ridges Moraine

The Oak Ridges Moraine stretches for over 160 kilometers across the most populated area of Ontario. This distinct ridge, a 12,000 year old remnant of the last ice age, is the source of 65 major streams or rivers. The Moraine provides clean, safe drinking water to over a quarter of a million people with private and municipal wells. It is home to hundreds of plant and animal species.


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