A Port Carling man is being fined for damaging an endangered animal habitat.

In 2017, Robert Parsons hired a contractor to regrade and level land on waterfront property in the Chatham-Kent area. According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the beach is used as a habitat for the endangered Fowler’s Toad.

Parsons was found guilty for his involvement and fined $1,000. The contractor was also fined $1,000 for the damage.