Welcome to ERCA

The Essex Region Conservation Authority was established in 1973 to manage the natural resources of the Essex Region in partnership with our member municipalities and the Province of Ontario. Our nine member municipalities include the City of Windsor, County of Essex and the Township of Pelee Island.

Like all of Ontario's 36 Conservation Authorities, we are empowered through provincial legislation to further the conservation, restoration, development and management of natural resources other than gas, oil, coal and minerals.

Community Vision

By the year 2020, to achieve a sustainable, balanced environment with healthy watersheds, highlighted by clean creeks and rivers, thriving natural areas and productive agricultural lands.

ERCA's approach to managing natural resources on a watershed basis, upstream, downstream, in urban and rural areas is the way to achieve our goal.

Latest News

Essex Region Conservation Authority & Foundation Launch New Visual Identity

Posted on: October 12, 2016

Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island – The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) and Essex Region Conservation...

#PlaceForLife Contest

Posted on: October 11, 2016

In recognition of the launch of our new visual identity, we’re hosting a #PlaceForLife social media...

Celebrate Harvest with the John R. Park Homestead

Posted on: September 22, 2016

As the trees change colour and their leaves crunch underfoot, there’s no better way to kick off the start of...