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

Invasive Species Awareness Week


Posted on: March 2, 2017

Essex Region – It’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week, which aims at bringing attention to invasive...

ERCA reminding equestrians to use Greenway’s grassed sides


Posted on: February 27, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is reminding users of the Greenway trail that horses are restricted to the...

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...

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