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

Water Safety Notice


Posted on: January 12, 2018

The region’s open waterways have had water flowing over ice and, in certain locations, ice surfaces have...

ERCA outlines 2018 priorities


Posted on: December 18, 2017

Essex Region – Initiating a regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, improving floodline mapping in response...

New CA will enhance resiliency to climate change


Posted on: December 12, 2017

Essex Region – Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), along with Ontario’s 35 other Conservation...

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