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

Heritage Interpreter


Posted on: May 16, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is seeking two:  Heritage...

Paddling events to highlight Detroit River Watershed


Posted on: May 8, 2017

As part of a national effort to recognize and celebrate Canada’s Heritage Rivers, as well as the country’s...

Flood Watch Update


Posted on: May 5, 2017

The previously issued FLOOD WARNING (issued at 6:30 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017) related to lake flooding along the...

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