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

ERCA Reminding Trail Users that Horses need to use Greenway Grassed Sides

Posted on: February 4, 2016

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is reminding users of the Greenway trail that horses are restricted to the...

ERCA Celebrating World Wetlands Day: Celebrating the Creation of Five New Acres of Wetland

Posted on: February 1, 2016

Windsor/Essex – Around the globe on February 2, World Wetlands Day will be recognized.  Wetlands act like...

Maple: First Taste of Spring

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Essex – With the lack of snow, are you unsure when winter will end and spring will begin?  Not to worry, the...