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 we raise are critical to ensuring that the Windsor-Essex County-Pelee Island region remains the Place for Life.

Our Strategic Plan directs our fundraising priorities. Pillars currently include Connecting our Region by Trails, Greening our Region, 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.

Until Dec 31, 2021, turn specific household waste into donations!