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

The Passenger Pigeon – Extinct for 100 Years

Posted on: August 26, 2014

Essex Region - The story of the passenger pigeon is unlike that of any other bird. With an estimated population...

Amherstburg Fire Department Partners with Wet & Wildlife Hawk Run

Posted on: August 14, 2014

Amherstburg -  The Amherstburg Fire Department will help ensure the runners get wet and have a wild-good time at...

ERCA Joins Environmental Defence in Drawing Attention to Water Quality Issues

Posted on: August 14, 2014

Kingsville – The Essex Region Conservation Authority joined Environmental Defence and Freshwater Future today in...