The Oak Ridges Moraine: A Natural Place for Everyone to Enjoy
Too much development on the Oak Ridges Moraine means habitat loss for hundreds of plant and animal species. Even with over four million people living nearby, the Oak Ridges Moraine is still 30 percent forested. There are so few large areas of forest left in southern Ontario that the Moraine is crucial for the survival of many threatened birds. The Moraine also has thousands of wetlands, including unusual kettle lakes and rare kettle bogs with plant species like the rose pogonia orchid that are usually found in northern Ontario. Some drier upland areas have prairie plants like wild lupine and big bluestem grass.
The Oak Ridges Moraine is one of the last continuous corridors of greenspace left in southern Ontario. The Oak ridges trail crosses the length of the Moraine with a link to the Trans Canada trail- a great place to hike and ski that is only an hour’s drive from downtown Toronto! We need a clean and green Moraine to save us from sprawling urban development.
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