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

Kopegaron Woods – Temporary Closure

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Due to some boardwalk damage that may present a tripping hazard, Kopegaron Woods is temporarily closed until...

Plant a Tree for Earth Day

Posted on: April 16, 2014

Windsor – Calling the community to help plant tees and celebrate Earth Day!  On Sunday, April 27th from 10am...

New Format for Hawk Run

Posted on: April 16, 2014

Amherstburg -  Calling all walkers, runners and fun seekers from around Windsor, Essex County and Pelee Island! ...