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

Upcoming active events to highlight region’s natural areas


Posted on: July 22, 2016

Essex – The Essex Region Conservation Authority is putting the call out to athletes of all ages and skill levels...

All Aboard for Butterflies & Blooms


Posted on: July 22, 2016

Essex Region– As interest in pollinators and native plants continues to grow, ERCA is pleased to present this...

John R. Park Homestead to host Essex County’s Original Makers’ Faire


Posted on: July 13, 2016

Essex – Looking for inspiration?  Looking for an outlet for your creative energy? Visitors to the John R. Park...

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