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

Homestead to Celebrate Lost Arts Festival  

Posted on: August 8, 2017

Essex– There is no better way to connect with the past than through the lens of artistry. Join the John R. Park...

Eclipse Viewing Event at John R. Park Homestead

Posted on: August 2, 2017

 Essex Region Conservation will host a family-friendly solar eclipse viewing event, Total Eclipse of the Park...

High Lake Levels Impacting Holiday Beach

Posted on: July 12, 2017

Amherstburg – High lake levels have caused significant erosion to the shoreline at Holiday Beach, resulting in...