ERCA Programs and Facilities Update

Friday, January 15, 2021

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Windsor/Essex –  With the Province of Ontario’ State of Emergency in effect, Essex Region Conservation confirms the following adjustments to our programs and facilities:

  • All essential services including our Flood Forecasting and Warning remain active. Staff are working remotely. The Essex County Civic Centre remains closed, and our offices also closed to walk-in visits until further notice. Inquiries can be made over the phone and by email.
  • Our permitting, planning and regulatory responsibilities continue. Applications for permit can be made online at https://essexregionconservation.ca/planning-and-permits/.
  • Outdoor conservation areas and greenway trails will continue to be open from dawn to dusk for exercise. No gathering is permitted. Proper physical distancing protocols of remaining at least 2 metres from any other visitor who is not part of your household must be observed.  Facial coverings are strongly recommended, in accordance with Provincial guidelines. Conservation area usage is monitored to ensure these guidelines are being followed so that we can safely continue to offer these important natural areas for physical and mental health.
  • Holiday Beach Conservation Area washrooms are now closed for the winter season, and the roads closed to vehicles. Visitors may park outside of the gates and walk in.
  • Cottage rentals are suspended in accordance with Provincial orders.

Essex Region Conservation thanks the leadership of our local communities, and extends our sincerest appreciation to all who are working to keep our region’s citizens safe, supplied and protected.

Since 1973, Essex Region Conservation has been enriching and sustaining our region as the Place for Life.


the heritage centre building in early summer
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