“We recognize the importance of supporting local organizations during financially challenging times” Annie Harris, Essex Heritage CEO said in a release, “and we are proud that we were able to increase the number of grants award this year – we know that this seed money greatly impacts the region by leveraging more investment in the Area.”
Salem Sound Coastwatch
- Through its School to Sea program, a Salem Sound Coastwatch educator will use place-based, experiential activities to help underserved youth increase their knowledge and appreciation of the natural resources of Salem Sound. During two weeks at Camp Naumkeag, the Salem YMCA's waterfront summer day camp, campers will learn the history of the local area, explore marine habitats and engage with natural resources by tidepooling, visiting Misery Island, exploring salt marshes, learning about invasive species and snorkeling to observe the sound's marine life.
The Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program is a matching grant program created to foster and support the stewardship activities of municipalities and organizations that share its mission to preserve and enhance the historic, cultural and natural resources of the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County). Impacting many in the region, the 16-year old program has invested more than $1.5 million in support of the region’s nationally significant heritage.