Chase FamilyChase Family

"Our family decided to create the Dennis B. chase Smile Walk to continue Dennis' legacy of optimism and conservation, and make our corner of the world a bit brighter and greener. We were very excited to raise more than $10,400 in our first year to support tree planting and honour an incredible husband, father, friend and conservationist."


“ENWIN is proud to partner with the Essex Region Conservation Authority and Foundation, supporting the Place for Life campaign through our sponsorship of the 2018 Earth Day Traveling Road Show.  We are honoured to be part of a team educating 4,000 Windsor-Essex students the value of environmental awareness and sustainability.  The impact of teaching our youngest students to protect planet earth cannot be underestimated. Thank you, ERCA, for offering us an opportunity to help.”




The Windsor StarThe Windsor Star

“Windsor Star is honoured to support the Place for Life Campaign. The natural areas preserved and enhanced by the Essex Region Conservation Foundation provide residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Windsor and Essex County while promoting a healthy lifestyle and providing educational opportunities.”




Dave and Margaret Reid Nature FundNature in Education Supporters

“My father, David Reid, very much appreciated what association with nature did for his health and well-being. This included spending time at his cottage with his wife Marg and walks in the woods. He was a civic minded man and in his estate planning, wanted to give back to his community.

His hope was that the Dave and Marg Reid Nature Fund might provide youth with opportunities to build relationship with the kind of natural areas he enjoyed. He was aware that the future preservation and enhancement of our natural areas depend on our youth developing that relationship.”


Keith Andrews and Susan Stockwell AndrewsKeith Andrews and Susan Stockwell Andrews

“This is my place for life, and while I love to explore the rest of the world, it’s Windsor-Essex-Pelee that always draws me back. I love riding the Greenway, visiting the John R. Park Homestead, and being part of creating forests and habitat, which is why I choose to support Essex Region Conservation.”

Shelley McMullen & Orest ZacerkownyShelley McMullen & Orest Zacerkowny

“We are supporting the Place for Life campaign as we wish to recognize the direct contribution that the Essex Region Conservation Authority and Foundation have made over the past 40 years, in making the Essex region a more attractive, resilient and sustainable place to live.

In 1967, Windsor was chosen by our parents as their place for life and 50 years later the changes are remarkable. Today our grown children are also making this region their home and place for life and we know and trust, that in making this gift, it can benefit future generations in perpetuity.”

Claire WalesClaire Wales

“We are very fortunate to live in this unique part of the country with access to the natural areas that the Essex Region Conservation Foundation helps to preserve and enhance as the “Place for Life” for us now and for our children in the future.”

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Create awareness and raise funds to enhance our natural environment for healthy living and economic vibrancy in the Essex Region.