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    Talking Water Gardening Idea - Ponds network in your backyard

    Hello friends,

    All my water gardening projects in my garden.

    I know i'm crazy... for my stream i dig it just with a round stovel..... liberty!

    Pond

    Garden Stream

    Garden Bridge




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    Is it ok to have it in your front yard?

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    I had a pond in Indiana. I miss it.

    I have seen front yard ponds before.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




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    I thought if you have water on your property, the government would claim it's theirs and not allow you to anything with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    I thought if you have water on your property, the government would claim it's theirs and not allow you to anything with it.
    I already have a river bordering my property, so that ship sailed. Indiana predated that power grab though.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    A couple months ago I was listening to a civil engineer friend talk about clients of hers (multiple) who were discovered to have cattails growing in their drainage ponds, and were thereafter not allowed to dredge said pond because it was now classified as a wetland.
    She was talking about how she now regularly advises clients to quietly get rid of certain flora with an elbow in the ribs and a wink, because there is simply no reasoning with the EPA.

    Just food for thought before going through with this....
    There are no crimes against people.
    There are only crimes against the state.
    And the state will never, ever choose to hold accountable its agents, because a thing can not commit a crime against itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardenerking View Post
    Hello friends,

    All my water gardening projects in my garden.

    I know i'm crazy... for my stream i dig it just with a round stovel..... liberty!

    Pond

    Garden Stream

    Garden Bridge

    That's really nice. Too bad it belongs to the Feds. "President Obama’s administration on Wednesday claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority.

    The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, says it has the authority to control all waterways within the United States — and will exercise that authority." http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...eks-streams-w/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    I thought if you have water on your property, the government would claim it's theirs and not allow you to anything with it.
    Reminds me of this thread.

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...-her-land-away
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    Exactly, and I doubt there is anything anybody can do to stop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    A couple months ago I was listening to a civil engineer friend talk about clients of hers (multiple) who were discovered to have cattails growing in their drainage ponds, and were thereafter not allowed to dredge said pond because it was now classified as a wetland.
    She was talking about how she now regularly advises clients to quietly get rid of certain flora with an elbow in the ribs and a wink, because there is simply no reasoning with the EPA.

    Just food for thought before going through with this....
    This is the basis for my philosophy of never asking permission to do things. I just do them. I cut a new driveway. Had I asked the county, they would have said "no". County guy stopped by and gave me $#@! about it. My good training allowed me to keep from yelling obscenities at him while chasing him off with a 12 ga. I very politely told him I'd take care of things and he went on his way. That was about 5 or 6 years ago. I never did a thing, the roadway has not collapsed as he claimed it would within weeks, the grass has long repopulated to hold the hillside in place, and all is well that ended well.

    Tear the damned things out, BURN THE EVIDENCE, and if anyone comes to give you $#@!, tell them that you have no idea what happened to the cattails. I'd go so far as to tell them that this is the first you even noticed they were gone. Be polite, smile a lot, and with the least bit of luck the EPA stooges will go away with larger fish to fry.

    I have cattails that come up in my drainage ditch on occasion. I'd like to see EPA try to keep me from keeping that clear.
    Through lives and lives shalt thou pay, O' king.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dianne View Post
    That's really nice. Too bad it belongs to the Feds. "President Obama’s administration on Wednesday claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority.

    The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, says it has the authority to control all waterways within the United States — and will exercise that authority." http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...eks-streams-w/
    They will take a complete $#@! when they discover the 40' high earthen dam I will put in our hollow to the tune of about 2.8 million gallons that will serve as a reservoir, fish stock repository, and family-sized swimming hole.
    Through lives and lives shalt thou pay, O' king.



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    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    They will take a complete $#@! when they discover the 40' high earthen dam I will put in our hollow to the tune of about 2.8 million gallons that will serve as a reservoir, fish stock repository, and family-sized swimming hole.
    you meant to say beavers, comrade, dah?
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    Just be safe and get the proper permits. We wouldn't want anybody getting hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibForestPaul View Post
    you meant to say beavers, comrade, dah?
    STATE OF MICHIGAN

    Reply to:
    GRAND RAPIDS DISTRICT OFFICE
    STATE OFFICE BUILDING 6TH FLOOR
    350 OTTAWA NW
    GRAND RAPIDS MI 49503-2341

    JOHN ENGLER, Governor
    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
    HOLLISTER BUILDING, PO BOX 30473, LANSING MI 48909-7973
    INTERNET: http://www.deq.state.mi us
    RUSSELL J. HARDING, Director

    December 17, 1997

    CERTIFIED

    Mr. Ryan DeVries
    2088 Dagget
    Pierson, MI 49339

    Dear Mr. DeVries:

    SUBJECT: DEQ File No. 97-59-0023-1 T11N, R10W, Sec. 20, Montcalm County

    It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced parcel of property. You have been certified as the legal landowner and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity:

    Construction and maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet stream of Spring Pond. A permit must be issued prior to the start of this type of activity. A review of the Department's files show that no permits have been issued.

    Therefore, the Department has determined that this activity is in violation of Part 301,. Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Michigan Compiled Laws annotated. The Department has been informed that one or both of the dams partially failed during a recent rain event, causing debris dams and flooding at downstream locations. We find that dams of this nature are inherently hazardous and cannot be permitted. The Department therefore orders you to cease and desist all unauthorized activities at this location, and to restore the stream to a free-flow condition by removing all wood and brush forming the dams from the strewn channel. All restoration work shall be completed no later than January 31, 1998. Please notify this office when the restoration has been completed so that a follow-up site inspection may be scheduled by our staff. Failure to comply with this request, or any further unauthorized activity on the site, may result in this case being referred for elevated enforcement action. We anticipate and would appreciate your full cooperation in this matter.

    Please feel free to contact me at this office if you have any questions.

    Sincerely,

    David L. Price
    District Representative
    Land and Water Management Division
    616-356-0269

    dlp:bjc

    cc: LWMD, Lansing
    MontcaImCEA
    Pierson Township
    Lieutenant Mary C. Sherzer, DNR LED

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    Reply:

    1/6/98

    David L. Price
    District Representative
    Land and Water Management Division
    Grand Rapids District Office
    State Office Bldg., 6th Floor
    350 Ottawa, N.W.
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2341

    Dear Mr. Price:

    Re: DEQ File No. 97-59-0023; T11N, R10W, Sec 20; Montcalm County

    Your certified letter dated 12/17/97 has been handed to me to respond to. You sent out a great deal of carbon copies to a lot of people, but you neglected to include their addresses. You will, therefore, have to send them a copy of my response.

    First of all, Mr. Ryan DeVries is not the legal landowner and/or contractor at 2088 Dagget, Pierson, Michigan — I am the legal owner and a couple of beavers are in the (State unauthorized) process of constructing and maintaining two wood "debris" dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond. While I did not pay for, nor authorize their dam project, I think they would be highly offended you call their skillful use of natural building materials "debris". I would like to challenge you to attempt to emulate their dam project any dam time and/or any dam place you choose. I believe I can safely state there is no dam way you could ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam ingenuity, their dam persistence, their dam determination and/or their dam work ethic.

    As to your dam request the beavers first must fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity, my first dam question to you is: are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers or do you require all dam beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request? If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, please send me completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits. Perhaps we will see if there really is a dam violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Michigan Compiled Laws annotated.

    My first concern is — aren't the dam beavers entitled to dam legal representation? The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay for said dam representation — so the State will have to provide them with a dam lawyer. The Department's dam concern that either one or both of the dams failed during a recent rain event causing dam flooding is proof we should leave the dam Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than harassing them and calling their dam names. If you want the dam stream "restored" to a dam free-flow condition — contact the dam beavers — but if you are going to arrest them (they obviously did not pay any dam attention to your dam letter — being unable to read English) — be sure you read them their dam Miranda first.

    As for me, I am not going to cause more dam flooding or dam debris jams by interfering with these dam builders. If you want to hurt these dam beavers — be aware I am sending a copy of your dam letter and this response to PETA. If your dam Department seriously finds all dams of this nature inherently hazardous and truly will not permit their existence in this dam State — I seriously hope you are not selectively enforcing this dam policy — or once again both I and the Spring Pond Beavers will scream prejudice!

    In my humble opinion, the Spring Pond Beavers have a right to build their dam unauthorized dams as long as the sky is blue, the grass is green and water flows downstream. They have more dam right than I to live and enjoy Spring Pond. So, as far as I and the beavers are concerned, this dam case can be referred for more dam elevated enforcement action now. Why wait until 1/31/98? The Spring Pond Beavers may be under the dam ice then, and there will be no dam way for you or your dam staff to contact/harass them then. In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention a real environmental quality (health) problem; bears are actually defecating in our woods. I definitely believe you should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the dam beavers alone. If you are going to investigate the beaver dam, watch your step! (The bears are not careful where they dump!)

    Being unable to comply with your dam request, and being unable to contact you on your dam answering machine, I am sending this response to your dam office.

    Sincerely,

    Stephen L. Tvedten

    cc: PETA

    http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/07...complaint.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    A couple months ago I was listening to a civil engineer friend talk about clients of hers (multiple) who were discovered to have cattails growing in their drainage ponds, and were thereafter not allowed to dredge said pond because it was now classified as a wetland.
    Hilarious. Some states have cattails listed in their noxious weed laws. You can sic the AG bureaucrat on the EPA bureaucrat and sit back and watch the goobermint puppy chase it's own tail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    STATE OF MICHIGAN

    Reply to:
    GRAND RAPIDS DISTRICT OFFICE
    STATE OFFICE BUILDING 6TH FLOOR
    350 OTTAWA NW
    GRAND RAPIDS MI 49503-2341

    JOHN ENGLER, Governor
    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
    HOLLISTER BUILDING, PO BOX 30473, LANSING MI 48909-7973
    INTERNET: http://www.deq.state.mi us
    RUSSELL J. HARDING, Director

    December 17, 1997

    CERTIFIED

    Mr. Ryan DeVries
    2088 Dagget
    Pierson, MI 49339

    Dear Mr. DeVries:

    SUBJECT: DEQ File No. 97-59-0023-1 T11N, R10W, Sec. 20, Montcalm County

    It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced parcel of property. You have been certified as the legal landowner and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity:

    Construction and maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet stream of Spring Pond. A permit must be issued prior to the start of this type of activity. A review of the Department's files show that no permits have been issued.

    Therefore, the Department has determined that this activity is in violation of Part 301,. Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Michigan Compiled Laws annotated. The Department has been informed that one or both of the dams partially failed during a recent rain event, causing debris dams and flooding at downstream locations. We find that dams of this nature are inherently hazardous and cannot be permitted. The Department therefore orders you to cease and desist all unauthorized activities at this location, and to restore the stream to a free-flow condition by removing all wood and brush forming the dams from the strewn channel. All restoration work shall be completed no later than January 31, 1998. Please notify this office when the restoration has been completed so that a follow-up site inspection may be scheduled by our staff. Failure to comply with this request, or any further unauthorized activity on the site, may result in this case being referred for elevated enforcement action. We anticipate and would appreciate your full cooperation in this matter.

    Please feel free to contact me at this office if you have any questions.

    Sincerely,

    David L. Price
    District Representative
    Land and Water Management Division
    616-356-0269

    dlp:bjc

    cc: LWMD, Lansing
    MontcaImCEA
    Pierson Township
    Lieutenant Mary C. Sherzer, DNR LED

    ------------------------------------------

    Reply:

    1/6/98

    David L. Price
    District Representative
    Land and Water Management Division
    Grand Rapids District Office
    State Office Bldg., 6th Floor
    350 Ottawa, N.W.
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2341

    Dear Mr. Price:

    Re: DEQ File No. 97-59-0023; T11N, R10W, Sec 20; Montcalm County

    Your certified letter dated 12/17/97 has been handed to me to respond to. You sent out a great deal of carbon copies to a lot of people, but you neglected to include their addresses. You will, therefore, have to send them a copy of my response.

    First of all, Mr. Ryan DeVries is not the legal landowner and/or contractor at 2088 Dagget, Pierson, Michigan — I am the legal owner and a couple of beavers are in the (State unauthorized) process of constructing and maintaining two wood "debris" dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond. While I did not pay for, nor authorize their dam project, I think they would be highly offended you call their skillful use of natural building materials "debris". I would like to challenge you to attempt to emulate their dam project any dam time and/or any dam place you choose. I believe I can safely state there is no dam way you could ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam ingenuity, their dam persistence, their dam determination and/or their dam work ethic.

    As to your dam request the beavers first must fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity, my first dam question to you is: are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers or do you require all dam beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request? If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, please send me completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits. Perhaps we will see if there really is a dam violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Michigan Compiled Laws annotated.

    My first concern is — aren't the dam beavers entitled to dam legal representation? The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay for said dam representation — so the State will have to provide them with a dam lawyer. The Department's dam concern that either one or both of the dams failed during a recent rain event causing dam flooding is proof we should leave the dam Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than harassing them and calling their dam names. If you want the dam stream "restored" to a dam free-flow condition — contact the dam beavers — but if you are going to arrest them (they obviously did not pay any dam attention to your dam letter — being unable to read English) — be sure you read them their dam Miranda first.

    As for me, I am not going to cause more dam flooding or dam debris jams by interfering with these dam builders. If you want to hurt these dam beavers — be aware I am sending a copy of your dam letter and this response to PETA. If your dam Department seriously finds all dams of this nature inherently hazardous and truly will not permit their existence in this dam State — I seriously hope you are not selectively enforcing this dam policy — or once again both I and the Spring Pond Beavers will scream prejudice!

    In my humble opinion, the Spring Pond Beavers have a right to build their dam unauthorized dams as long as the sky is blue, the grass is green and water flows downstream. They have more dam right than I to live and enjoy Spring Pond. So, as far as I and the beavers are concerned, this dam case can be referred for more dam elevated enforcement action now. Why wait until 1/31/98? The Spring Pond Beavers may be under the dam ice then, and there will be no dam way for you or your dam staff to contact/harass them then. In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention a real environmental quality (health) problem; bears are actually defecating in our woods. I definitely believe you should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the dam beavers alone. If you are going to investigate the beaver dam, watch your step! (The bears are not careful where they dump!)

    Being unable to comply with your dam request, and being unable to contact you on your dam answering machine, I am sending this response to your dam office.

    Sincerely,

    Stephen L. Tvedten

    cc: PETA

    http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/07...complaint.html
    That was a very nice dam reply.

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    Of course, all this dam bs started by a neighbor. Wonderful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    They will take a complete $#@! when they discover the 40' high earthen dam I will put in our hollow to the tune of about 2.8 million gallons that will serve as a reservoir, fish stock repository, and family-sized swimming hole.
    I believe the Trump Admin rolled back that rule. But the media was covering a tweet that week.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]






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