City of Kawartha Lakes, ON – Industrial Wind Turbines Projects are set to tear up the once protected Oak Ridges Moraine.
The Oak Ridges Moraine, a landform unique to southern Ontario, is one of Ontario’s largest moraines. It extends 160 kilometers from the Niagara Escarpment in the west to the Trent River system in the east, and is on average 13 kilometres wide. At one-hundred-and-fifty metres deep, the moraine stands out as a distinct landscape and is the “rain barrel of southern Ontario.” Rare birds and species reside in this area.
Among the precious land is Pontypool, ON, a village situated on the moraine with a spectacular view of rolling hills.These rolling hills have a history of native battles and sacred burial grounds. Home to one of two remaining grain elevators in Canada.
The Oak Ridges Moraines permeable sands and gravels absorb and collect precipitation, which slowly recharges the deep aquifers below the ground. Over five million people live on or near the moraine, relying on this drinking water. Industrial wind farm projects on the moraine are currently in the approval stage with the Ont. gov’t.
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