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

Provincial Award for John R. Park Homestead Curator


Posted on: October 16, 2014

Alliston, Ontario  – Janet Cobban, Curator of the Essex Region Conservation Authority’s John R. Park...

SERVICE DISRUPTION: John R. Park Homestead Closed


Posted on: October 14, 2014

Essex – The John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area will be closed until Monday, October 27th while significant...

Progress on ERCA’s Sustainability Plan


Posted on: October 10, 2014

Essex – A progress report has been made on “A Way Forward: Essex Region Conservation Authority...

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