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

Little River Enhancement Group Celebrates 25th Anniversary


Posted on: April 22, 2016

 Windsor – The Little River Enhancement Group, a volunteer organization dedicated to the protection and...

ERCA Presents 2016-2025 Strategic Plan – Sustaining the Place for Life


Posted on: April 15, 2016

Essex Region – The Essex Region Conservation Authority has launched its ten year strategic plan – Sustaining...

Caesars Windsor’s CodeGreen Cleans Little River Watershed


Posted on: April 15, 2016

Windsor – Caesars Windsor’s CodeGreen team of employees will partner with the Essex Region Conservation...

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