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

Shorebirds Flock to Hillman Marsh in May


Posted on: April 26, 2017

Bird enthusiasts from around the world make Leamington, Ontario one of their bucket list destinations each May,...

Service Disruption: Temporary Closure of Greenway near Kingsville Golf Course


Posted on: April 21, 2017

Service Disruption: Chrysler Canada Greenway between Kingsville Golf Course & McCain Side Road temporarily...

SCAR announces pro-am contest


Posted on: April 20, 2017

    Participants in the 2017 South Coast Adventure Race (SCAR) have a chance to learn from, and race...

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