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

Essex Region Conservation Honours Award Winners


Posted on: January 19, 2017

Eleven organizations and individuals have been recognized with Essex Region Conservation Awards for their efforts...

ERCA Looking for Feedback Regarding Holiday Beach


Posted on: January 11, 2017

Essex Region –  Essex Region Conservation is inviting input on future plans for Holiday Beach Conservation...

Habitat Restoration at Spring Garden Natural Area to Continue


Posted on: January 9, 2017

The habitat improvement work initiated at Spring Garden Natural Area early in 2016 will continue this winter,...

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