Essex Region Conservation works with public and private landowners across the region to improve the health of our watersheds. Programs such as tree planting, wetland creation projects, prairie and pollinator habitat and seed collection help to achieve our community goal of 12% natural areas coverage. Agricultural stewardship technical and incentive programs help to improve soil health while protecting water quality. Projects can range from a minimum of 1 acre up to 100+ acres in size. In many cases, we have grants available to help landowners implement these programs to share in the responsibility of a cleaner and healthier environment in the Place for Life.