Construction works in wetlands : Notice to contractors
The Municipality of the Township of Potton wishes to remind contractors that they require prior authorization before working in or near watercourses, lakes, ponds or other wetlands. Depending on the case, this authorization may be delegated to municipalities or the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change) and / or the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks).
Lakes, streams, and wetlands are living and protected environments, and some interventions can cause problems such as flooding, water quality degradation, fish habitat disturbance, or increased erosion of the banks. The Municipalities invite all contractors to be cautious and be well-informed while planning the works of a construction site.