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  • 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.
  • How-to Crew Registration for Earth Day Community Tree Planting
    How-to Crew Registration for Earth Day Community Tree Planting
    Sun, Apr 28
    Windsor
    Windsor, Ganatchio Trail - Little River Ext, Windsor, ON N8P, Canada
    Windsor, Ganatchio Trail - Little River Ext, Windsor, ON N8P, Canada
    This is the registration page for the How To Crew during ERCA's Earth Day Community Tree Planting event.
  • Earth Day Community Tree Planting
    Earth Day Community Tree Planting
    Sun, Apr 28
    Windsor
    Windsor, Ganatchio Trail - Little River Ext, Windsor, ON N8P, Canada
    Windsor, Ganatchio Trail - Little River Ext, Windsor, ON N8P, Canada
    Join us in celebration of Earth Day!
  • Shorebird Viewing with OFO
    Shorebird Viewing with OFO
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 01
    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
    Join the expert volunteers from the Ontario Field Ornithologists at the Shorebird Viewing Blind. Bring your scope, binoculars and a bird ID guide (or apps)!
  • Bird Names in Anishinaabemowin with Joseph Pitawanakwat
    Bird Names in Anishinaabemowin with Joseph Pitawanakwat
    Sun, May 05
    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
    Join Joe in the Nature Centre at Hillman Marsh for an engaging and informative discussion & optional hike.
  • Friends of the Homestead Yard Sale
    Friends of the Homestead Yard Sale
    Sun, May 05
    John R. Park Homestead CA
    John R. Park Homestead CA, 915 County Rd 50 E, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    John R. Park Homestead CA, 915 County Rd 50 E, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
  • Shorebird Hike with Jean Iron
    Shorebird Hike with Jean Iron
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 08
    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
    Meet expert Jean Iron at the Shorebird Viewing Shelter for an interactive hike. Bring your scope/binoculars for this incredible experience! Pre-registration is required.
  • Birding for Beginners with Jess Rose
    Birding for Beginners with Jess Rose
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 09
    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
    Learn the basics of bird identification, key tools and secrets to successful birding on this interactive hike around the shorebird cell with ERCA's Environmental Educator, Jess Rose.
  • How-to Crew Registration for Malden Park Community Tree Planting Event
    How-to Crew Registration for Malden Park Community Tree Planting Event
    Sat, May 11
    Malden Park Observation Tower Location
    Malden Park Observation Tower Location, 7WGM+Q2, 4200 Malden Rd, Windsor, ON N9C, Canada, Canada
    Malden Park Observation Tower Location, 7WGM+Q2, 4200 Malden Rd, Windsor, ON N9C, Canada, Canada
    This is the registration page for the How To Crew during ERCA's and WDBAs community tree planting event at Malden Park.
  • Malden Park Community Tree Planting
    Malden Park Community Tree Planting
    Sat, May 11
    Windsor
    Windsor, 7WGM+Q2, 4200 Malden Rd, Windsor, ON N9C, Canada, Canada
    Windsor, 7WGM+Q2, 4200 Malden Rd, Windsor, ON N9C, Canada, Canada
    Come plant trees with ERCA and the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority!
  • The Sound of Trees
    The Sound of Trees
    Sun, May 19
    John R. Park Homestead
    John R. Park Homestead, 915 County Rd 50 E, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    John R. Park Homestead, 915 County Rd 50 E, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    A musical journey with 4th Wall Music
  • How-to Crew Registration for Viking Canada 100th Anniversary Tree Planting
    How-to Crew Registration for Viking Canada 100th Anniversary Tree Planting
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 29
    Chrysler Canada Greenway
    Chrysler Canada Greenway, 2080 Ferriss Rd, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    Chrysler Canada Greenway, 2080 Ferriss Rd, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0, Canada
    This is the registration page for the How To Crew members during Viking Canada's 100th Anniversary Tree Planting Event.
  • WEHike for Conservation
    WEHike for Conservation
    Sat, Jun 01
    https://raceroster.com/events/2024/85101/we
    https://raceroster.com/events/2024/85101/we
    https://raceroster.com/events/2024/85101/we
    The Essex Region Conservation Foundation is inviting hikers from around the Windsor-Essex region hike for conservation on Saturday, June 1 - just in time for International Trail Day!
  • Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Early Settlers
    Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Early Settlers
    Tue, Jul 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
    Explore life as an early settler while touring the the 1842 homestead and conservation area.
  • 35th Annual Golf Tournament
    35th Annual Golf Tournament
    Thu, Jul 18
    Kingsville Golf & Country Club
    Kingsville Golf & Country Club, 2640 Essex County Rd 20, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E6, Canada
    Kingsville Golf & Country Club, 2640 Essex County Rd 20, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E6, Canada
  • 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!

Policy and budget decisions are made by the Board of Directors, which is comprised of nineteen (19) members appointed by our member municipalities. The number of representatives appointed are based on population as outlined in subsection 2(2) of the Conservation Authorities Act and ERCA’s Bylaws

Board of Directors

Governance

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Town of Kingsville:

  • Kimberly DeYong

  • Thomas Neufeld

Town of Tecumseh:

  • Joe Bachetti

  • Tania Jobin

Township of Pelee:

  • Dayne Malloch

Town of LaSalle:

  • Michael Akpata

  • Sue Desjarlais

Town of Essex:

  • Katie McGuire-Blais

  • Jason Matyi

Town of Amherstburg:

  • Molly Allaire

  • Peter Courtney

Municipality of Lakeshore:

  • Tracey Bailey

  • Ryan McNamara

Municipality of Leamington:

  • Anthony Abraham

  • Larry Verbeke

City of Windsor:

  • Angelo Marignani

  • Kieran McKenzie

  • Mark McKenzie

  • Jim Morrison

Chair: Jim Morrison     Vice Chair: Sue Desjarlais     

CAO / Secretary-Treasurer: Tim Byrne

Board Meetings

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The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) meetings are held on Thursdays in the Council Chambers of the Essex Civic Centre and begin at 6:00 p.m.

Minutes for each meeting are posted once they have been approved by the Board of Directors. Agendas are generally available one week prior to the scheduled meeting.  

Delegations to any Authority meeting will be considered, if requested in writing at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting, or if otherwise approved by the Authority Chair. Such written request must state the purpose of the delegation, and should be directed to admin@erca.org

Delegations to any meeting of the Authority will be limited to one key spokesperson and will be allotted a maximum of five (5) minutes for their related presentation. The Chair has discretion to allow ten (10) minutes. The dates for scheduled meetings are as follows: 

Title
Date
Agenda
Minutes
Annual General Meeting
2024-01-18
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Executive Committee Meeting
2024-02-15
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Board of Directors' Meeting
2024-02-15
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Board of Directors Meeting
2024-03-28
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Board of Directors' Meeting
2024-04-11
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Source Protection Authority Meeting
2024-04-11
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Board of Directors' Meeting
2024-06-20
Board of Directors' Meeting
2024-09-12
Board of Directors' Meeting
2024-11-14
Board of Directors' Meeting
2024-12-12

2024 ERCA Board of Directors Agendas and Meeting Minutes

ERCA Board Past Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes and agendas for past meetings may be available upon request. Please direct your inquiry to admin@erca.org

Financial Information

As the funding received from the Government of Ontario in 2022 ($322,863.38) did not exceed $1,000,000 and is less than 10 per cent of the Authority’s gross revenues for the year, the Authority is not considered a public body employer for the purposes of the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996, in 2022.  

Audited Financial Statements

ERCA Fee Schedule

The annual General Meeting was held on January 19, 2023. View the Annual Report.

Annual General Meeting

  • City of Windsor

  • Town of Amherstburg

  • Town of Essex

  • Town of Kingsville

  • Municipality of Lakeshore

  • Town of LaSalle

  • Municipality of Leamington

  • Township of Pelee

  • Town of Tecumseh

Cost Apportioning Agreements

Category 2 Municipal Services Agreements

  • Category 2 Agreement

  • Memorandum of Understanding for RMO/I Services

  • Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Wetlands & Wildlife
    Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Wetlands & Wildlife
    Wed, Apr 24
    Hillman Marsh Conservation Area
    Apr 24, 2024, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Hillman Marsh Conservation Area, 1826 Mersea Rd 2, Leamington, ON N8H 3V7, Canada
    Apr 24, 2024, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Hillman Marsh Conservation Area, 1826 Mersea Rd 2, Leamington, ON N8H 3V7, Canada
    Explore all things wild at this Provincially significant wetland.
  • How-to Crew Registration for Earth Day Community Tree Planting
    How-to Crew Registration for Earth Day Community Tree Planting
    Sun, Apr 28
    Windsor
    Apr 28, 2024, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Windsor, Ganatchio Trail - Little River Ext, Windsor, ON N8P, Canada
    Apr 28, 2024, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Windsor, Ganatchio Trail - Little River Ext, Windsor, ON N8P, Canada
    This is the registration page for the How To Crew during ERCA's Earth Day Community Tree Planting event.
  • Earth Day Community Tree Planting
    Earth Day Community Tree Planting
    Sun, Apr 28
    Windsor
    Apr 28, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Windsor, Ganatchio Trail - Little River Ext, Windsor, ON N8P, Canada
    Apr 28, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Windsor, Ganatchio Trail - Little River Ext, Windsor, ON N8P, Canada
    Join us in celebration of Earth Day!