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

Team Kinetic Konnection to Host Adventure Racing Clinic

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Veteran adventure racers Andrew Pula and Rob Pula of Team Kinetic Konnection, who have completed more than 50...

Maple: The First Taste of Spring

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Essex – March is Maple Month is Essex, and you can taste a true Canadian tradition at the First Taste of Spring...

Early Bird Registration for Adventure Race Ends February 28

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Essex –  Adventure racers in Windsor-Essex are reminded that the early bird registration rate for SCAR –...