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

Service Disruption: Maidstone Conservation Area


Posted on: July 28, 2014

Maidstone Conservation Area will be closed from August 1st to August 15th due to repairs.

5th Annual Explore the Shore Weekend


Posted on: July 22, 2014

ERCA is excited to participate in the 5th annual Explore the Shore weekend along the scenic and historic County...

Two New Events to Complement HawkFest 2014


Posted on: July 22, 2014

Essex Region -  As the popularity of birding continues to grow, the Essex Region Conservation Authority is...

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