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

Flood Watch


Posted on: July 29, 2015

         FLOOD WATCH The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, due to predicted winds of...

Get Wet, Be Wild at the second annual Wet & Wildlife Hawk Run


Posted on: July 28, 2015

Amherstburg –  Calling all walkers, runners and fun seekers from around Windsor, Essex County and Pelee...

Festival to celebrate arts of the past


Posted on: July 21, 2015

There’s no better way to connect with the past than through the lens of artistry. Join the John R. Park...

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