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

Harvest Moon – A Lark in the Dark


Posted on: October 30, 2014

Essex – The days are getting shorter, but don’t let the dark keep you inside. Embrace this special time of...

Fighting Island Reef Expansion Successful!


Posted on: October 30, 2014

Windsor/Detroit – The Fighting Island reef expansion completed last year in Ontario, Canada, was successful and...

Provincial Award for John R. Park Homestead Curator


Posted on: October 16, 2014

Alliston, Ontario  – Janet Cobban, Curator of the Essex Region Conservation Authority’s John R. Park...

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