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  • Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Maple
    Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Maple
    Tue, Feb 27
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    Celebrate the first signs of spring with us as we begin the age-old Canadian tradition of maple syrup making!
  • Maple Syrup Festival - Lumberjack Weekend Day 1
    Maple Syrup Festival - Lumberjack Weekend Day 1
    Sat, Mar 09
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    Lumber jacks & jills – get your flannel ready for Lumberjack weekend!
  • Maple Syrup Festival - Lumberjack Weekend Day 2
    Maple Syrup Festival - Lumberjack Weekend Day 2
    Sun, Mar 10
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    Lumber jacks & jills – get your flannel ready for Lumberjack weekend!
  • Maple Syrup Festival - Tasters' Weekend Day 1
    Maple Syrup Festival - Tasters' Weekend Day 1
    Sat, Mar 16
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    It’s a Tasters’ paradise for all things Maple!
  • Maple Syrup Festival - Tasters' Weekend Day 2
    Maple Syrup Festival - Tasters' Weekend Day 2
    Sun, Mar 17
    John R. Park Homestead
    John R. Park Homestead, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    John R. Park Homestead, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    It’s a Tasters’ paradise for all things Maple!
  • Volunteer Workshop - Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program (MMP) in Windsor-Essex County
    Volunteer Workshop - Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program (MMP) in Windsor-Essex County
    Thu, Mar 21
    Ojibway Nature Centre
    Ojibway Nature Centre , 5200 Matchett Rd, Windsor, ON N9C 4E8, Canada
    Ojibway Nature Centre , 5200 Matchett Rd, Windsor, ON N9C 4E8, Canada
    Adopt a wetland route in Windsor-Essex County this Spring!
  • ERCAs How to Crew Volunteer Orientation - 2024 Earth Day Community Tree Planting
    ERCAs How to Crew Volunteer Orientation - 2024 Earth Day Community Tree Planting
    Thu, Mar 28
    Essex County Civic & Education Centre
    Essex County Civic & Education Centre , 360 Fairview Ave W, Essex, ON N8M 1Y6, Canada
    Essex County Civic & Education Centre , 360 Fairview Ave W, Essex, ON N8M 1Y6, Canada
    Volunteer with us - Join our How To Crew Team!
  • Total Eclipse of the Park – John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area
    Total Eclipse of the Park – John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area
    Mon, Apr 08
    Essex
    Essex, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    Essex, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    View the total solar eclipse and enjoy eclipse activities!
  • Celest-Fest at the Beach – Holiday Beach Conservation Area
    Celest-Fest at the Beach – Holiday Beach Conservation Area
    Mon, Apr 08
    Holiday Beach Conservation Area
    Holiday Beach Conservation Area, 6952 50 Cr, Amherstburg, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    Holiday Beach Conservation Area, 6952 50 Cr, Amherstburg, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    Join us for a family friendly eclipse viewing event for the 2024 Great North American Total Eclipse, at Holiday Beach Conservation Area!
  • Little River Litter Cleanup
    Little River Litter Cleanup
    Sat, Apr 13
    Teedie Park, Windsor
    Teedie Park, Windsor, Windsor, ON N8R, Canada
    Teedie Park, Windsor, Windsor, ON N8R, Canada
    Join us at the upcoming Little River Cleanup!
  • Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Wetlands & Wildlife
    Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Wetlands & Wildlife
    Wed, Apr 24
    Hillman Marsh Conservation Area
    Hillman Marsh Conservation Area, 1826 Mersea Rd 2, Leamington, ON N8H 3V7, Canada
    Hillman Marsh Conservation Area, 1826 Mersea Rd 2, Leamington, ON N8H 3V7, Canada
    Explore all things wild at this Provincially significant wetland.
  • Earth Day Community Tree Planting
    Earth Day Community Tree Planting
    Sun, Apr 28
    Little River Corridor, East Riverside
    Little River Corridor, East Riverside, Ganatchio Trail - Little River Ext, Windsor, ON N8P, Canada
    Little River Corridor, East Riverside, Ganatchio Trail - Little River Ext, Windsor, ON N8P, Canada
    Join us in celebration of Earth Day!
  • Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Early Settlers
    Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Early Settlers
    Tue, Jul 09
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    Explore life as an early settler while touring the the 1842 homestead and conservation area.
  • Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Operation Migration!
    Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Operation Migration!
    Tue, Sep 10
    Holiday Beach Conservation Area
    Holiday Beach Conservation Area, 6952 50 Cr, Amherstburg, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    Holiday Beach Conservation Area, 6952 50 Cr, Amherstburg, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    Explore life as an early settler while touring the the 1842 homestead and conservation area.
  • Homeschool Outdoor Explorers -  Harvest
    Homeschool Outdoor Explorers -  Harvest
    Tue, Oct 08
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    Notice the changing of the seasons and explore ways to prepare for winter.
  • Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Traditions & Celebrations
    Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Traditions & Celebrations
    Tue, Nov 26
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    Compare early settler traditions with modern ways of celebrating!
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Sustaining The Essex Region Since 1973

The Essex Region Conservation Authority was established in 1973 as one of Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities. Located at the tip of Southern Ontario, ERCA has jurisdiction in nine municipalities. These include the City of Windsor, Township of Pelee and the seven municipalities in Essex County. Nineteen representatives from these communities are appointed to the Board of Directors. ERCA’s three main watersheds include Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River, and Lake Erie. Its area of jurisdiction measures 1,681 square kilometres, and more than 4,200 acres of natural lands are managed to ensure their long-term conservation.  

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