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

ERCA To Host Free Tours Showcasing Restoration


Posted on: September 16, 2014

Essex – Have you ever been interested in undertaking environmental enhancement and restoration projects on your...

Climate Change Impacting Infrastructure


Posted on: September 12, 2014

Essex – The changing climate and its related impacts on infrastructure were the focus of several reports...

ERCA to Host 3rd CSC Bike Tour


Posted on: August 27, 2014

Essex – The Essex Region Conservation Authority will welcome expert and novice cyclists alike to the third...

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