Keeping our Watersheds Healthy, Keeping our Community Healthy.
Healthy watersheds are critically important to the health of our community and its residents. Conservation Authorities take an ecosystem approach to managing the natural resources of a region. We are all connected by watersheds, and how we manage our land uses is reflected in the quality of our water.
Our water quality program includes monitoring a variety of sites to determine the health of the watershed.
The growing impacts of climate change include more frequent flooding, stressed biodiversity, and other challenges that must be addressed.
ERCA monitors stream flow, lake and river water levels and ice conditions and provide flood warnings to local municipalities and agencies.
The Detroit River a Canadian Heritage River and features diverse ecosystems and rare species found nowhere else in this country.
Septic System Maintenance
Septic care and water conservation will help extend the life of your septic system.
Wildlife in the Essex region are among the rarest and most biodiverse in Canada.
Species At Risk
The Essex Region has more rare and endangered species than anywhere in Canada.
Essex County Demonstration Farm
The farm demonstrates best management practices and innovative technologies that will protect and conserve soil health.