Coalition of Grassroots Groups Succeeds In Limiting Sprawl

Coalition of Grassroots Groups Succeeds In Limiting Sprawl

By the time you read this, the Ontario government will have passed into law the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan! This is a protective land-use plan for the 160-kilometre-long (100-mile-long) Oak Ridges Moraine north of Toronto that is the headwaters area for 65 rivers and streams, and much of which is under intense urban development pressure. To read the plan, go to and click on Oak Ridges Moraine. For the NGO perspective, visit Save the Oak Ridges Moraine Coalition at and the Federation of Ontario Naturalists (FON) at GLAHNF’s financial support helped us secure this big win! The FON is using the Oak Ridges success as a jumping-off point for a major anti-sprawl, smart growth campaign across Ontario over the next year. FON will lead the Limiting Sprawl portion of the Great Lake Action Agenda, coordinated by Great Lakes United.



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