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

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...

Flood Watch – Essex Region until 9:00am July 1, 2017


Posted on: June 30, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that a line of strong thunderstorms is predicted to move through...

Conservation Foundation celebrates 40 years and launches Place For Life Campaign


Posted on: June 27, 2017

Windsor – The Essex Region Conservation Foundation (ERCF) celebrated 40 years of remarkable conservation efforts...

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