top of page
banner image



ERCA logo
two students planting a tree

Gifts of Conservation

Plant a Tree: The Gift That Honours

Plant a tree to celebrate a milestone, birthday, or in memory of a loved one, in a way that honours your loved one and creates a greener community.

a girl hugging a tree

Choose from our selection of beautiful e-cards to send to the honoree or their family, to honour them with a gift of a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable environment.

a man planting a tree

The recipient will receive a tree-shaped ornament as a lasting memory that they have been honoured with a gift of a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable environment.

The gift recipient will receive a deed to their very own metre of Greenway trail with GPS coordinates. Your gift will help connect our community by trails.

people biking on the Greenway

Give a Deed to the Greenway

poeple running on the Greenway

Get out and explore all that the region has to offer. Recreation in a natural setting has proven physical, mental and spiritual health benefits. For just $80 each year, you can hike or bike nearly 100 kilometres of trail, see rare bird species during the spring and fall migration celebration, and bring your family to dozens of fun events and explore the beautiful and rare natural areas in the Essex Region – as many times as you like!

Seasonal passes

Buy a Seasonal Pass

Your donation will help maintain the new and historic buildings and cultural treasures at the John R. Park Homestead. Your loved one will receive a quilt square certificate as a keepsake, noting that their donation is helping to ‘stitch together’ our heritage for generations to come.

The Homestead House

Give a Heritage Quilt Square

a Quilt Square

Honour the memory of a loved one or celebrate a special milestone with a tribute bench that overlooks the scenic shorelines, or provides an important resting place along the region’s trail system.

Bench locations are available overlooking the majestic Lake Erie Shoreline at the John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area and along the Greenway system to improve accessibility.

Tribute benches are available for a donation $2,500 and include an engraved plaque for a period of 10 years. A tax receipt is available for this gift of conservation.

For more information about purchasing a bench plaque, please contact Danielle Breault-Stuebing at 519-776-5209 x352 or

A Bench Plaque

Name a Bench

bottom of page