Restoring native plants is the first step in conserving our ecosystems. ERCA has restored several hundred acres of tallgrass prairie and native meadow habitat to the Essex Region, with emphasis on pollinator habitat creation in recent years.

It is also extremely important to avoid the use of non-native, invasive plants in order to protect native plant biodiversity.

ERCA has a comprehensive Landowner Grant Program to assist landowners with between 75% and 90% of project costs, for projects which are a minimum size of 1 acre.