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

Flood Watch in Effect


Posted on: October 14, 2017

Sustained winds of 40 to 50 km/hr (with the potential for gusts from 70 to 90 km/hr) are predicted to start late...

Only Leamington Remains Under Flood Warning


Posted on: October 12, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, due to sustained winds today being less than forecasted, the...

Flood Watch in effect until October 13


Posted on: October 11, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, due to the existing elevated Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair...

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