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

ERCA Recognized by Carolinian Canada


Posted on: April 24, 2015

London, Ontario –  On Friday, April 17, the Carolinian Canada Coalition (CCC) hosted their Annual General...

ERCA Reminding Trail Users that Horses need to use Greenway Grassed Sides


Posted on: April 21, 2015

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

Century-Old Company to Hang Homestead’s Heritage Wallpaper


Posted on: April 17, 2015

Essex – When Harvey Kinnaird began his painting and wallpaper company in 1905, he little could have imagined...

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