Tell the province to protect the Paris Galt Moraine in the same way as the Oak Ridges Moraine to protect our vulnerable waters, farmland and wildlife
Ontarians love that the Mike Harris government protected the Oak Ridges Moraine in the early 2000s. But since then the rapid urbanization and development pressures around the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) are threatening other sensitive areas that protect our water, food and natural areas. That’s why we are asking the Ontario government to ensure that more areas are protected. We know this is the best way to protect the region’s farmland, watersheds and vulnerable wildlife.
Right now, there is an opportunity to protect the Paris Galt Moraine, which purifies clean drinking water for nearly 200,000 people in southern Ontario. This would be a good first step towards growing our protected lands.
Over 1.25 million people in the GGH region rely on groundwater for their drinking needs, and our lakes and wetlands are home to numerous at-risk species of fish and wildlife. The protected Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt lands also contributes $9.1 Billion to Ontario’s economy every year, and agriculture in the GGH provides 101,000 jobs. We all depend on these lands in some way, so let’s make sure we protect them.
Show that you’re one of the 9 in 10 Ontarians who support permanently protecting water, farmland, and nature in the Greenbelt. Tell the Ontario government to support Bill 71 and pass the Paris Galt Moraine Conservation Act that is currently being considered by the Legislature.
This letter will be sent to MPPs serving the areas surrounding the Paris Galt Moraine, as well as those who will make a decision about whether this Bill proceeds in the Ontario Legislature.