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 Releases 2012-2016 Watershed Report Card

Posted on: March 23, 2018

The Essex Region Conservation Authority launched its 2012 – 2016 Watershed Report Card, a 5-year watershed...

Flood Warning in effect

Posted on: March 20, 2018

Flooding is occurring along portions of the shoreline in the Municipality of Leamington located between Wheatley...

Conservation Authorities Support Plan to Clean Up Lake Erie

Posted on: February 27, 2018

Essex Region – The Essex Region Conservation Authority, along with the eight other Conservation Authorities...