On Saturday, April 14 the Municipality of Potton Sustainable Development (environment, economy and social life) committee will welcome a new organization-Bat Conservation of the Eastern Townships (BCET) for a bilingual presentation at the Town Hall in Mansonville, 2 rue Vale Perkins starting at 10:00am. The conference will feature Victor Grivegnée-Dumoulin, biologist and chief spokesperson at BCET. Citizens from surrounding municipalities are also welcome to attend. The aim of the conference is to provide information about the local bat population, which is disappearing at an alarming rate due to highly contagious fungal infection. Bats are important contributors to the health of our ecosystem. Raising public awareness and encouraging the regeneration of bats in our environment is vital. “The conference will be very significant in terms of providing much needed information about the bat ecology in the Eastern Townships,” explained Alexandra Leclerc, Municipal employee in charge of Environment and Hygiene. “There is power in knowledge and we are hoping that in providing the facts in regards to our bat population we will be able to stress the concern in terms of our ecosystem and the necessity of preserving them.” See full story in the Monday, April 9th edition of The Record.