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 Implementing New Initiatives to Improve Lake Erie

Posted on: November 13, 2015

As provincial, national and international commitments related to the significant and challenging water quality...

ERCA is Seeking for Nominees for Conservation Awards

Posted on: November 4, 2015

Essex – As the quest to create a clean, healthy and sustainable environment for the Windsor/Essex region...

ERCA and Foundation Kick Off Nature in Education Scholarship Program

Posted on: November 3, 2015

Essex Region – The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) and Essex Region Conservation Foundation...