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

John R. Park Homestead to Celebrate Holidays in Old-Time Style


Posted on: November 28, 2016

Essex – The John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area will celebrate this year’s holiday season in pioneer...

Nominees Sought for Conservation Awards


Posted on: October 31, 2016

Essex Region –  Do you know of an organization or individual who has made a significant environmental...

Wetland Habitat Created Near Holiday Beach


Posted on: October 24, 2016

 Amherstburg –  The percentage of wetland habitat in the Essex region grew a little today as Enbridge and...

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