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

Homestead Event to be Blast from the Past


Posted on: May 22, 2015

Essex- Cast away the burdens of modern living at the John R. Park Homestead during Time Travel Morning, a perfect...

Last Chance to Register for South Coast Adventure Race


Posted on: May 22, 2015

Essex –  Adventure racers in Windsor-Essex are reminded that prices for the SCAR – South Coast Adventure...

Invasive & Edible Interview Highlights Garlic Mustard


Posted on: May 13, 2015

With the upcoming Garlic Mustard Pull event, to be hosted Sunday May 17 at Camp Cedarwin, ERCA staff members sat...

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