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

Workshop to give crash course on adventure racing


Posted on: February 15, 2017

Amateur adventurers and local athletes have a chance to learn the ins and outs of adventure racing at an upcoming...

Kick off Canada’s 150th anniversary with the sweet taste of maple


Posted on: February 14, 2017

Essex– There is no better way to kick off the country’s sesquicentennial celebration than with a uniquely...

Essex Region Conservation Approves 2017 Programs and Budget


Posted on: February 10, 2017

Essex Region Conservation has approved the 2017 workplan of projects and associated budget. Improving and...

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