The Essex Region Conservation Foundation (ERCF) was established in 1977 to receive and maintain funds for charitable, educational, conservation and heritage purposes related directly or indirectly to the conservation, restoration, development and management of natural and heritage resources in the Essex Region.  The funds our generous donors contribute are critical to ensuring that the Windsor-Essex County-Pelee Island region remains the Place for Life.

Learn more about the incredible donors making an impact by reading the 2022 Gratitude Report and watching the 2022 Gratitude Report Video.

Our Strategic Plan directs our fundraising priorities. Pillars currently include Greening our Region and Taking Climate Action, Connecting our Region by Trails, Inspiring Future Generations through Outdoor Education, and Preserving our Heritage.

The Foundation is now accepting applications for membership on its Board of Directors. If you are passionate about the environment and are interested in helping to raise funds for its protection and restoration, please review the Membership Expectations and submit an Expression of Interest.

Explore some of the Foundation’s campaigns and fundraising efforts below to make our region the #PlaceforLife!

Cars for Conservation!

If you have an old vehicle that’s past its useful life, consider donating it in support of conservation. Learn more and donate at Donate A Car Canada.