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

Service Disruption: John R. Park Homestead


Posted on: August 13, 2015

Due to overhanging trees, ERCA Forester Rob Davies has closed the west section of the Homestead nature trail. The...

Holiday Beach hunt draw this Sunday


Posted on: August 10, 2015

The Essex Region Conservation Authority will be conducting the annual waterfowl hunting draw Sunday, August 16 at...

Get Wet, Be Wild at the second annual Wet & Wildlife Hawk Run


Posted on: July 28, 2015

Amherstburg –  Calling all walkers, runners and fun seekers from around Windsor, Essex County and Pelee...

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