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

Flood Warning


Posted on: June 27, 2015

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, due to winds blowing out of the North/Northeast at 30 to 35...

Turkey Creek Canoe Race & Cleanup – postponed until Sunday!


Posted on: June 26, 2015

With heavy rains and high winds predicted tomorrow all day, the Turkey Creek Canoe Race and Cleanup has been...

Service Disruption: Holiday Beach


Posted on: June 24, 2015

Service Disruption: ¬†Due to Monday’s storms, Holiday Beach Conservation Area remains without power while...

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