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 Earth Day Contest calling for student submissions


Posted on: March 25, 2015

Windsor-Essex – In celebration of Earth Day, the Essex Region Conservation Authority is once again seeking...

ERCA Celebrates Canadian Water Week


Posted on: March 16, 2015

Windsor/Essex County – In a region that’s surrounded by water, the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA)...

Some Conservation Area Parking Lots Closed Due to Weather


Posted on: March 16, 2015

The parking lots at Hillman Marsh, Maidstone Woods and Ruscom Shores Conservation Area will be temporarily closed...

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