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We work to protect, conserve and restore healthy river ecosystems

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We advocate for environmentally and socially sustainable development

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Healthy rivers are essential to our survival on this planet

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Healthy Rivers - Healthy Communities

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Who We Are

ORA is a not-for-profit grassroots organization with a strong focus on healthy riverine ecosystems. Healthy Rivers - Healthy Communities!

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Your financial support provides essential help that enables ORA to remain independent to carry out our mission to protect, conserve & restore riverine ecosystems.

Latest Blog Post

Gorrie Dam Failure, North Maitland River

It has come to ORA’s attention that the Gorrie Dam on the North Maitland River failed as a result of flooding during an extreme rain event on 23 – 24 June 2017, and that Maitland Conservation is considering its options.  We understand that no one is more aware of the extremes of a volatile and changing climate than Conservation Authorities, and yours in particular; and we understand the pressure that Conservation Authorities and municipalities are under when communities rally to maintain their coveted mill ponds.  However, it is up to all authorities to take a leadership role that places public […]

Rivers at Risk

Many rivers across Ontario are currently at risk due to existing and proposed developments.

We are working to protect them for our present and future generations.

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