Essex, Ontario, Canada - June 7, 2020: The Essex Region Conservation Authority (E.R.C.A.) is a publicly funder body tasked with local environmental, ecological, watershed, and heritage preservation. It is funded by various public bodies including neighbouring municipalities, and the local provincial government of Ontario. John, R. Park Homestead was originally built in the mid 1800's. It as since been restored by ERCA and the site is often used for school trips, and cultural activities. The area is open to all to explore at no charge. This property sits on the shores of Lake Erie.