Why Thank you, I thought it said " DON'T CROSS HEN" ! I guess I still have chickens on my brain !!!
This is for those who still remember my "Wetland Neighbors " saga,
in 2019 new house was built on a property abutting ours and on very edge of designated wetland, when the rains came and it filled with water, the said neighbor insisted we are causing the wetland !!!! and we allow them on our property so they can clear the "blockage" !!! to which I said NO !!!
They actually wouldn't take a NO for an answer, and I wouldn't budge,
it went so far that I had to hire a lawyer, in 2020.
It has been quiet for a while until few weeks ago , when they seemed to start again, but this time there was some back and forth with other negbibours, somebody called the police (not me, I think they are busy enough ) and yesterday there was an e-mail from Mississippi Valley Wetland Autority, sent out to all the property owners abutting the wetland.
This is just the more amusing excerpt ...
Please be further advised, that as these are natural features, water levels will change and will vary. There will be periods of the year where flooding or standing water will be present on your property and there will be times of the year where it will be dry. Please be mindful that as your property contains wetlands, the water table is higher and therefore, more prone to the retention of water. Unless direct development as defined above has occurred within regulated areas, the variation in the water table is a natural process and should be left to fluctuate as required.
Finally, the interactions between neighbours fall under civil action and the Trespass to Property Act which are not within the MVCA's jurisdiction of function. We note that MVCA has limited staff resources and administers an area of 4000 sq km. The onus is on property owners to understand rules and regulations and it is not the role of MVCA to mediate further misunderstandings. We hope this email provides clarification on the role of the MVCA, as well as the regulatory requirements of the highlighted properties.
I went and told the turtles that we were right !!!