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

Early Bird Registration Now Available for SCAR 2015

Posted on: December 18, 2014

Essex –  After last year’s sell-out inaugural event, the South Coast Adventure Race is now accepting early...

Grants Available for Landowners, Environment

Posted on: November 14, 2014

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is offering  grants to landowners who wish to add ecological function and...

ERCA and Partners Create Shoreline Design Manual

Posted on: November 14, 2014

Essex  –  The Essex Region Conservation Authority, together with the Detroit River Cleanup Committee, senior...