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Port Carling Man and Blenheim Contractor Fined $2,000 for Endangered Species Act Violation

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Port Carling Man and Blenheim Contractor Fined $2,000 for Endangered Species Act Violation

Convicted - R.E.D. Bulldozing Service, Ltd. and Robert Parsons

Location - Village of Erieau, in Chatham-Kent

Description of Offence - Damaging the habitat of an endangered species

Date of Offence - May 2017

Date of Conviction - June 13, 2018

Penalty Imposed - R.E.D. Bulldozing Service, Ltd. was fined $1,000. Robert Parsons was fined $1,000.

Background - In May 2017, R.E.D. Bulldozing Service, working on behalf of Robert Parsons, used heavy equipment to regrade and level the surface of a waterfront property in the village of Erieau, in Chatham-Kent. The sandy beach in this area is considered habitat for the endangered Fowler's toad. The regrading altered and partially removed a sandy dune feature, compacting the sand and impairing the species' use of the area. Fowler's toad receives species and habitat protection under the Endangered Species Act.

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