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 Launches its 2016-2025 Strategic Plan – Sustaining the Place for Life


Posted on: May 13, 2016

 Essex Region – The Essex Region Conservation Authority has finalized and launched its ten year strategic plan...

ERCA To Offer Canoe Instructor Course


Posted on: May 11, 2016

Essex Region – The Essex Region Conservation Authority is pleased to offer Ontario Recreational Canoeing and...

Significant Upgrades Completed at Kopegaron Woods


Posted on: May 6, 2016

Essex Region – Accessibility and visitor services have been significantly improved at Kopegaron Woods...

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