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Dirt trail through forest bathed in golden evening light
Friday, January 10, 2020

Grants available for tree planting and BMPs

Essex – The Essex Region Conservation Authority is offering grants of up to 80% for projects that help protect our environment.  “We are now accepting grant applications for crop nutrient…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Conservation Foundation Seeking Board Members

Essex  – The Essex Region Conservation Foundation has been enriching the Essex region as the Place for Life since 1977.  “The Foundation raises funds to support conservation efforts in the…

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Thursday, February 6th 2020

Volunteer Fair Open House

Essex County Civic & Education Centre (Committee Room C)
Cost: FREE

Save the date! ERCA will be hosting a Volunteer Fair Open House on Thursday February 6th 2020 from 6:30pm to 8pm in Committee Room C (second floor). Visit anytime to...

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Thursday, February 13th 2020

Youth Environment Ambassadors Orientation

Essex County Civic & Education Centre (Committee Room C)
Cost: FREE

YEA Team Orientation YEA Team Orientation will take place on Thursday February 13 2020 from 6:30pm to 8pm in Committee Room C at the Essex Civic Centre. Please register here....

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Monarch Butterfly eclosing from chrysalis – August 2019

These butterflies eclosed in the safety of our ERCA offices before being released into the wild.


Monday, December 16, 2019

Essex County Demonstration Farm Annual Report – 2019

The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) and partners from the agricultural community established the Essex County Demonstration Farm (ECDF) at Holiday Beach Conservation Area in 1996 to demonstrate best management…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Colchester to Southeast Shoal Littoral Cell Study

The Colchester to Southeast Shoal littoral cell is located on the north shore of Lake Erie in the shallow western basin. The study objectives were to: Calculate historical shoreline change…

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