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The Oro Moraine is Under Threat and Needs Your Help

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Jun 14th, 2023
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News Release from Save The Oro Moraine

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THE ORO MORAINE (the Oak Ridges Moraine’s smaller sister) IN SIMCOE COUNTY IS UNDER THREAT and NEEDS YOUR HELP!!

Send an email to protect the Oro Moraine HERE

Massive developments/sprawling urbanization, unsuitable and unsustainable short term decision making are THREATENING the Oro Moraine’s SENSITIVE ECOSYSTEMS and GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS.

Like the Oak Ridges Moraine, it is an ECOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT LANDFORM performing Ecological and Hydrological functions that are CRITICAL to the HEALTH of the environment and our communities.

Collecting, filtering and storing water in its aquifers, the moraine supplies clean drinking water for thousands of Simcoe County residents.

These systems are a life-giving resource for people, wildlife and plant species and much more.

Its rivers and streams drain into and affect the health of major watersheds in Simcoe County, and sustain all the lands along their journey to Georgian Bay, Severn Sound and Lake Simcoe.  These include numerous wetlands many of which are provincially significant, forests, farmlands and more.

Its ecosystems support diverse wildlife and plant species, including many species at risk.

NATURE NEEDS YOU!! 🌲🌱💧

We are in a CLIMATE EMERGENCY and NOW more than ever we need the lands and waters that PROTECT and PROVIDE for us.

Please help us save this precious resource that sustains our environment and communities!!

WATER IS LIFE !!💧

There are very good reasons why the Oak Ridges Moraine is protected.  People, government and years of research came together using SCIENCE FACT BASED legislation.  An ecosystem-based land use planning approach was utilized and this is what we need to use for the Oro Moraine.

The ECOSYSTEM SERVICES these moraines  provide (such as water filtration, water supply, reduction of climate change effects via carbon sink, removing air pollutants, and so many more) are all provided at NO COST to us and SAVE both taxpayers and government a lot of money.

For example, the Oak Ridges Moraine provides $3.2 billion dollars in ecosystem services/year. Saving versus sprawling developments/infrastructure which COSTS us millions (research has shown these developments NEVER pay for themselves).

Protecting the Oro Moraine is the FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE choice.

We are in a CLIMATE EMERGENCY and NOW more than ever we need to protect the lands and waters that PROTECT and PROVIDE for us.

Please help us save this precious life-giving resource that SUSTAINS our Environment and Communities!

Help us PROTECT OUR WATERS, WETLANDS, FORESTS and FARMLANDS

PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES to show them you SUPPORT PROTECTING THE ORO MORAINE it’s Waters, Wetlands, Farmlands and Forests!!
(We have a pre-made email or you can write your own or do a combination)
Just sign and send through the link below!!
https://oneclickpolitics.global.ssl.fastly.net/messages/edit?promo_id=20455

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your support!!

SAVE THE ORO MORAINE
saveoromoraine@gmail.com
www.oromoraine.org

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