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

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...

Canada South Coast Bike Tour Welcomes Riders to Support Local Trails


Posted on: September 16, 2016

Essex – Residents of the Essex Region will get the chance to support local trail development with their own two...

Caesars Windsor is Gearing Up for the Upcoming Canada South Coast Bike Tour


Posted on: September 9, 2016

September 8, 2016– The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) and Essex Region Conservation Foundation...

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