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

Flood Warning continues for Windsor & LaSalle


Posted on: August 29, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, the watch issued for the Region has been reinstated as a...

Flood Warning in Effect Until August 30


Posted on: August 29, 2017

Please be advised, this Flood Warning has been downgraded to a Flood Watch in the affected areas. The floodwater,...

Festival of Hawks returns to Holiday Beach Conservation Area


Posted on: August 28, 2017

Amherstburg– All eyes will be on the skies this September as local birders and nature lovers take in one of...

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