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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!


Help ORA get the word out & mobilize by signing our petitions & sharing them on social media. Stay informed - sign up for our E-Newsletter. Take action now!


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

Latest Blog Post

ORA Support for the East Branch Weir Removal Project, Eramosa River

The ORA is pleased to support the Eden Mills Eramosa River Conservation Association (EMERCA) application for an EcoAction Community Funding Grant for the East Branch Weir Removal Project on the Eramosa River in Eden Mills, Ontario. This Project includes the removal of an existing steel control structure at the top of the East Channel of the Eramosa River, and the naturalization and remediation of this section of the River. Removing the weir would expand the coldwater fishery, increase flows and build resilience to the effects of a warming climate.

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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