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 Warning Update


Posted on: April 16, 2018

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that the previous Flood WATCH issued Sunday April 15 at 6:12 pm...

Flood Watch


Posted on: April 13, 2018

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, current forecasts are predicting winds to shift to the...

Flood Watch


Posted on: April 3, 2018

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, current forecasts are advising of the potential for 20 to 30...

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