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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

The countdown – Hanlon Creek Crowd Funding Campaign

MEDIA RELEASE: For Immediate Release: 19 July 2019  The countdown – Hanlon Creek Crowd Funding Campaign GUELPH – There is just over a week left in a crowd funding campaign to raise the necessary dollars to complete the Hanlon Creek Weir Removal Project, with decommissioning scheduled for September of this year.  So far, we have raised $2,675 and need your help to reach our goal of $10,000 by the 31stof July. The funds are required to pay for the weir modification and river rehabilitation work.  This is a sweet little project that will open up an additional 3.2 km of […]

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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