Hungry 4 Health Gala & Organic Festival. Presented by: ‘Fuel for the Body’ April 4 – 5 – Branson, MO – Vincent Finelli, Speaking

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A warm welcome to our carefully chosen expert speakers, demonstrators & doctors
You will not have a better opportunity to see and hear such insightful speakers all under one roof!  To see these speakers normally cost you hundreds!  Don’t miss out on your chance to gain the most valuable information for YOUR family’s health and future!  Namaste~

We know there are pressing problems in our beautiful country we live in. We, here at Fuel for the Body want to offer you SOLUTIONS to those problems.  Our speakers will bring you just that…the solution!
**Check often for updates and times/schedules of speakers**


Key Note: Mary Tocco: Vaccine Expert & America’s Outstanding Mom 2013


Mary Tocco competed in a national pageant and was crowned “America’s Outstanding Mom 2013″
July 28th in Lake George, New York Platform: HEART FOR AUTISM. Before Mary became a mother in 1980, she began investigating vaccines and immunity. She and her ex-husband, Dr. Sam Tocco decided that natural immunity was the only way to ensure health. They did not vaccinate their five children and raised them with a natural approach. During the 1980s, Mary observed that cronic illness was increasingly becoming common among children. Based on her research she suspected that vaccines played a major role in their declining health. She intensified her research and in 1994, as the Director of Vaccine Research and Education for Michigan Opposing Mandatory Vaccines, she testified before the Michigan Health Policy Committee opposing a bill that would remove the philosophical vaccine exemption in her state. The bill was defeated and Mary began an intensive national educational program. Mary feels that parents need full disclosure about vaccine ingredients, known risks, and healthy alternatives in order to make responsible decisions. Ultimately, parents must always have the right to make vaccine choices for their family. In 2005, Mary launched her website, and was soon recognized as a “vaccine expert”. She has been the keynote speaker at countless conferences and has even hosted seminars herself. Over the years Mary has also been a radio guest on stations crossing the country, 
discussing the vaccine controversy. In 2006, Mary produced an educational DVD, “Are Vaccines Safe?”, that has been viewed by over 250,000 people world-wide and is considered the #1 educational vaccine DVD.
Mary has compiled extensive research documenting the explosion of pediatric chronic illnesses including autism and the correlation with the ever- expanding vaccine schedule. Almost twenty years of investigation has led her to be convinced that autism is a man-made health crisis, which now affecting 1 in 38 boys, 1 in 50 children nation-wide. Many refer to Mary as the “Erin Brokovich” of the vaccine industry because she is working tirelessly to hold those accountable who have been profiting from vaccine revenues at the health expense of children.More on Mary:  www.marytocco.comTopic:  Vaccine Truths
Speaking days:  Honorable mention at Gala

Friday April 4 & Saturday April 5
Time:  TBA

EVENT Key Note: Dr. Patrick Vickers: the Gerson Treatment Clinic


Dr. Patrick was born and raised outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At the age of 11 years old, after witnessing a miraculous recovery from a chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Patrick’s passion for natural medicine was born.
Giving up careers in professional golf and entertainment, Dr. Patrick obtained his undergraduate degrees from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison and Life University before going on to receive his doctorate in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College in 1997.
While a student at New York Chiropractic College(NYCC), Dr. Patrick befriended Charlotte Gerson, the last living daughter of Dr. Max Gerson, M.D. who Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dr. Albert Schweitzer called, ” One of the most eminent geniuses in medical history. “   went on to study the Gerson Therapy directly under Charlotte Gerson at her home in San Diego, California.  Dr. Patrick has been travelling around the world lecturing at international embassies, Latin American medical schools and other miscellaneous venues.He is also responsible for having cured one of the most famous and controversial Heads of State in human history.
Topic:  “The Gerson Treatment”.
MORE:  www.gersontreatment.comSpeaking days:  Gala Evening as key Note Speaker
Friday April 4 & Saturday April 5
Time:  TBA


Key Note:  Bob Wright:  Killing Cancer NOT People


After over twenty-five years of private study, Mr. Wright has emerged as an authentic American “cancer whisperer,” counseling cancer patients free of charge since the founding of the AACI in 2008. With skill and compassion, Wright teaches cancer patients how to correct the underlying metabolic basis of the disease in order to elicit their own body’s healing response. There is nothing more gratifying for Bob Wright than having a hand in saving a life. Healing cancer is his passion! Out of longtime careers in aerospace and business, Wright founded the AACI as the Administrative presence for the proposed American Anti-Cancer Center: a 50-acre, cancer healing complex. As such, the Institute has come to spearhead the “alternative anti-cancer movement” that’s destined to change the cancer paradigm as we know it, well into the next century. The Center is the brainchild of the former entrepreneur and Washington state native, designed to reflect the “voice of the people” in desiring a clear healthcare departure from conventional cancer care.  The spirited support of his audience rings clear during Wright’s lectures, radio and television appearances and through the sale of his book, “Killing Cancer – Not People,” the first in a series educating the public as to the Truth about cancer as a reversible, curable immune disease. The Institute Wright founded and the entire Anti-Cancer
Campus are coming of age as long term solutions to the cancer epidemic in the United States and world.  Mr. Wright is married with four grown children and three grandsons. He makes his home in the Pacific Northwest where he is an avid marathon runner and outdoorsman.
Topic:  “Killing Cancer NOT People”.
Topics:  TBA
Speaking Days:  Gala Evening as Featured Speaker
Friday/ Saturday 
Times:  TBA

Liam Scheff; Author: ‘Official Stories’. Journalist & Speaker


Scheff’s Paradox of Science: “The less plausible or logical a scientific idea, the more funding it will require.”Scheff’s Calculus of Conspiracy: The term “conspiracy theory” is interchangeable with “non-disclosure agreement.”  “the conspiracy realist” and “investigative comedian,” is a journalist, author, artist, radio host and stand-up lecturer on the contemporary myths of science, politics and culture. Liam has broken national stories of pharmaceutical badness, been published widely in print and on the web, and has worked on and been featured in films that have not yet been banned by the state censors. To his credit, he’s also been libeled on the front page of the New York Times (see Ch.6 of his book “Official Stories”).Find him on the web in print, on radio and in performance at,, the FBI social network (facebook), and on the Robert Scott Bell show. He is currently developing “The Energy Show,” all about the changing face of energy, oil, and life in

Topics: From Oil to Permaculture (short) / The Myths of Modern Medicine (long)
Speaking Days:  Friday April 4 & Saturday April 5
Times:  TBA

Ian Jacklin: I CURE CANCER. Actor & Former Kick Box Champion.


Ian Jacklin is documentary filmmaker, concert promoter, actor and kickboxing champion. With two films produced and one world kickboxing title shot under his black belt, he’s a warrior who persists until the fight is won or the project is done.
Jacklin, is a graduate of the highly acclaimed method acting school, Joanne Baron/DW Brown Studio. His 10-year acting career in Hollywood included starring roles in Death Match and Expert Weapon as well as lead roles in several other action movies. His television credits include appearances on Days of Our Lives and the sitcom Just Shoot Me.
His acting years coincided with his 10-year professional fighting career. In 1990, he was chosen to be the light heavyweight in the camp of heavyweight boxing champ Lennox Lewis. A black belt in Kenpo karate, Jacklin went on to become the International Sport Karate Association’s and the World Kickboxing and Karate Association’s North American champion. He was ranked number two in the world by WKA in 1992.   Jacklin’s current film, is about people who cured themselves of deadly diseases after their doctors were unable to help them.
Topic:  “How to CURE Cancer Naturally and Forever”.

Speaking Days:  TBA
Speaking Time:  TBA

Tom Murphy: Toxic Water/Flouridation


An important water message you will NOT want to miss!
CEO/President of: Reclamator Service and North Shore Emergency Assoc.
From Los Osos, CA.
Tom Murphy had a 40 year career in the UNITED STATES WASTEWATER INDUSTRY which began in Alaska in 1972.  Through the decade of the ninety’s, Tom acquired 9 US patents and over 40 international patents on a private utility device known as the RECLAMATOR.
Since July 1, 1973, it has been unlawful to not implement best available technology such as the RECLAMATOR at each building in North America having a toilet at minimum.  The United States Congress,pursuant to the Clean Water Act of 1972,  mandated at-source control and containment so as to eliminate unlawful discharges of toxic acidic pollutants into the ground; or into public sewers which the use of was to be eliminated by 1985.
The RECLAMATOR physically, chemically and biologically reclaims and restructures the integrity of all household (including commercial, industrial and municipal) wastewater (sewage) back to a healthy, healing quality of purified water; plus, it can also generate enough electricity to sustain a normal household off-grid.  The RECLAMATOR is scalable to serve virtually any size wastewater flow.  More on the RECLAMATOR can be seen at
In 2007-2008, Tom authored the National Clean Water Standards of Performance – Effluent Limitation Guidelines – Categorical Pretreatment Standards & National Clean Water Regulations (“CWRs”) that can be seen at the National Standards Enforcement Agency’s website

Our mission statement:
”To avail the American people with Standards, Methods, Systems & Procedures that they may personally Clean Government; and, Clean Water.”Topic:  The importance of clean water and what is wrong with our water system.
Speaking Day:  Saturday April 5
Time:  TBA

Bill Powers: Motivational Speaker


Bill Powers (AKA “Mr. Page 211 in Robert Wright’s book, Killing Cancer NOT People:”) is a unique style speaker that motivates audiences with his humorous inspirational stories on living life.  Bill gave 27 years of his life to our country serving with Distinguished honor in the US Coast Guard.In 2009, at age 63, in the midst of a successful career with a privately owned international marketing company, Bill was diagnosed with advanced stage IV throat cancer and given a 0% chance of survival.   While his late stage cancer diagnosis was common, his recovery was unique.  After 32 days of intense radiation and 4 months of chemotherapy, Bill had no response to therapy.  He is a fighter though and believed in God’s miracles and natural healing.  so in addition to chemo and radiation, he used prayer, had friends pray and SEARCHED for natural healing products.  In April 2009, God gave him the answer through a dear friend who researched natural remedies for him.  He was introduced to the most important key to natural healing–balancing the body’s immune system.  Sixteen weeks later his cancer lab report was absolutely astonishing!  The biopsies showed NO cancer!  

He now shares his awesome story with others to give them hope for a better tomorrow.  He helps you understand about building the immune system.

Topic:  Getting your body in balance and building immunity
Speaking days:  Friday & Saturday
Times:  TBA

Key Note: Dr. Joe Kasper; Author of Fire Your Diet & Clinical Nutritionist


Dr. Joe Kasper, PhD, is the CEO of Fire Your Diet and a Master Health Coach. Exercise Therapist, and dynamic Motivational and Keynote Speaker with over 20 years experience training and motivating people to the health and body they deserve!
He is the creator of the 22-Minute Workout, or S.E.E.M. (Slow Effective Exercise Movement) system, and the radical new Fire Your Diet Food Pyramid.

Dr. Joe specializes in getting RESULTS with clients and audiences through motivation, resistance exercise, cardiovascular training, rehabilitation, and nutrition. No matter where his clients live, or what their past experience with exercise and health has been, Dr. Joe’s clients consistently see their health and lives changed with his help and expertise. His clientele have ranged in age from four to ninety-two.

Recently, Dr. Joe has developed his own line of vitamins and believes that every herb is not created equal (just like every human being). In fact, individual parts of the very same herb can and will provide a different result. For his clients around the world, Joe insists that they must have the ultimate benefits and he cut’s No Corners in manufacturing formulas. All ingredients are thoroughly reviewed with each part of the herbs sparely analyzed to select the most appropriate parts and his vitamins are tested for pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals as well as allergens. Every product is FREE of gluten, dairy and soy. Topic:  Defeating Disease: One Person at a Time!
Speaking Day:  Friday & Saturday
Times:  Fri. 2:00 p.m.  Sat. TBA

Key Note: Chris Wark: 
Chris Beat Cancer


Chris Beat Cancer.  Real estate investor and musician Chris Wark was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer in 2003, at 26 years old. He had surgery and instead of chemo, used nutrition and natural therapies to heal himself. He now runs a popular health blog called Chris Beat Cancer with a worldwide audience. Chris will share his story, his strategy, and his mission to help people transform their health and reverse diseases. More details on Chris seewww.chrisbeatcancer.comTopic: “My Journey to Heal stage 3 colon Cancer NATURALLY”.

Speaking Days:  Gala Evening as guest speaker

Friday April 4 & Saturday
Time: TBA

Key Note: Lynnette Marie: Organic Guru & Minister for the Environment


Founder / Creator of Fuel for the Body T.O.U.R.s and Author of Fuel for the Body. As a sought after ‘real story’ and motivational speaker, Lynnette travels the world bringing amazing information to help you make informed decisions.  She graces events such as the Health Freedom Expo: Chicago/ Long Beach,  Navel Expo: New York, Heirloom Seed Expo: California//Connecticut, USA Prepares: Missouri, Core Health Conference: Tennessee and in many venues in Mexico. Look for her in a town near you.
Organic Guru Lynnette Marie is a student of natural & holistic health care and nutrition. A ‘Patient Expert’, in which she was named by Dr. Ramah Wagner, national speaker and chiropractor,  . She studied under the direction of Dr. Ramah and Dr. Debra Clarke; Acupuncture Therapist of Florida.
She is also the Author of one of the best  internationally selling books, ‘Fuel for the Body’, in which has reached 6 different countries. She has also published “Lose Weight the Pate Weigh”.  Look for her other amazing books coming out end of 2014:  “What Does Our Creator Have to Say About Our Food & Health”  and “Where There Is Life There Is Hope….Never Mind What the Main Stream Tells You”.
Find out more about Lynnette at: www.fuelforthebody.orgTopic: Gala: “What’s All the Fuss on GMO’s, MSG’s and Organic Foods”?
         Saturday:  “I AM the Monsanto Experiment’.
Speaking Days:  Gala Evening & Saturday April 5

Time: TBA

Dr. Joy Watson, ND & Tom Watson
Healing Tree Wellness Center


Dr. Joy Watson, LaCH, CTN is an ANCB nationally board certified Naturopathic Doctor with a bachelors in holistic nutrition.  Additionally, she is a CRCH nationally licensed Theocentric Healer and has numerous specialty certifications in lymphatic drainage, CRT 2000 Tech, German homeopathic techniques, bioresonance, bioninfomatics, emotional release and more.  Training and internships have been from Ontario, Canada and Acuna, Mexico as well as numerous states in between.  She delights in bringing beauty and wellness to all around her.Tom Watson is a clinical kinesiologist trained in Oriental medicine and massage therapy who specializes in pelvic balancing, deep emotional cleansing, soft tissue release, reflexology and in removing chronic and acute back pain.  Having been in natural health care for over 16 years, he enthusiastically continues to give his best to each person.”Our enthusiasm for natural healing is blended with a strong belief in using ‘what works’…i.e., various modalities, techniques, equipment and referrals to others including medical doctors.”

Topic:  Healing the body from the inside out.

Speaking days:  Friday April 4
Time:  TBA

Joni Abbott: Home Grown Health Radio; Voice Over


Dubbed, ‘The First Lady of Natural News.  As a veteran in radio broadcasting, Joni has combined her love for radio and natural health. Homegrown Health is a weekly radio show that pertains to everything “family”. Topics will include a variety of subjects, mostly home-based and that affect today’s families: home-birthing, breastfeeding, baby-wearing, parental rights, vaccine education, home-schooling, home-gardening, raising “homegrown” children, home-steading, alternative healing modalities, inquiry into the many roads of natural health and healing, women’s health and overall lively discussion and interviews that will encourage, empower, strengthen and enlighten families world-wide. Joni Abbott is a mother to four beautiful children.Joni fell in love with radio broadcasting, at the age of 17 and pursued a career in the industry. After her first natural birth, she also fell in love with natural health and has been on that journey for 11 years…and still learning! She took an 8 year hiatus from broadcasting and studio work to stay at-home with the little ones. During this time, she took the opportunity to delve deeper into studying her passion and applying natural health techniques in her home. Joni will share her experiences and knowledge, in a fun, energetic way that stays true to her personality and passionate interests.MORE: 

Speaking Days:  TBA

Speaking Time:  TBA




National radio host and founder/creator of USA Prepares, Vincent Finelli, comes to us to share with us on how to take back America and get prepared.  Vincent is known around the nation for his out spoken words to our congress, government and local city councils.  

More: Topic:  How BIG Are the Lies?  From Moon Landing to Chem Trails
Speaking Day:  Friday
Time:  3:00

Ryan Bloom: Life Coach;
Applied Energetics


Speaker, Life-Coach, Healer, Humanitarian Vision Keeper

Ryan B Bloom is the Founder/Creator of BloomingInLove, Just BE and Visionary keeper for The BloomingInLove Heart Centre, A Space of Love. Since an early age Ryan experienced the world very differently from most. He viewed the world through the language of symbolism and metaphors. During his adolescent and into his early thirties Ryan has been rapidly gathering the pieces to the puzzle and accessed the master keys in the most inconspicuous places to help those who are ready to BloomInLove.

In 2004, the seed of his soul broke the soil from the vast darkness and began to bloom with haste. He has been guiding, reflecting and serving 100’s of other budding souls in a very organic way “under the radar” for the past 7 years. The message over the year of 2013 was clear. NOW IS the TIME to bring this out to humanity.

Ryan is in the process of designing a vision that came forth in April 2010 the first to be built N.C. This is to be The BloomingInLove Heart Centre, A Space of Love. Ryan will bring to TheLiveHappyBePure speaker series an inspirational, introspective look at the conditions that keep individuals & humanity at large from the experiences of BEing happy, pure, love and connected.

Find more about Ryan’s project at:

Topic:  How to ‘Just Be’ 
Speaking day:  Saturday
Time:  TBA


Len Pense: Gardening Revolution


This was not supposed to happen. At my age I had no intention of starting a new business. Being an engineer, I have dealt for many years with several departments of our government as a security consultant. I decided years ago that we could be in for some very hard times and I needed to be prepared to feed my extended family.  I have gardened all my life. Even while spending several years in the military, I always managed to have a small garden wherever I was stationed. I moved to the Ozark Mountains in Missouri 15 years ago and discovered that just because you buy land here does not mean you get any dirt with it.  It is all rocks. This has turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it forced me to develop the method I am now sharing with you. This puts the fun back in gardening, (no weeds) you don’t even need a hoe. You can grow 4 times the produce per square foot that you would digging in the dirt and with less than 10% of the effort.  Build your beds and enjoy the finest, healthiest,greatest tasting food you have ever eaten.MORE on Len’s gardening: www.gardeningrevolution.comTopic:  Gardening to change Your Life!
Speaking Day:
Time:  TBA

Cody & Dawnell Holmes; Author, Real Farm Foods Owners: Holistic Farming


Cody grew up on a small dairy farm in south central Missouri, not far from where we are today.  He bought his first seven dairy heifers at age 14.  By the time he was 17, he traded those dairy heifers for beef heifers, bought a farm and never looked back.  He has a business degree in accounting from Missouri State University and uses that background to help ensure the financial success of the ranch.  Cody is an acclaimed horse trainer and has traveled the central states displaying his horsemanship methods through round pen clinics and demonstrations.  Cody’s passions are his animals, soil fertility and leaving the land better than we found it.  In fact, Dawnnell has to get away from the ranch from time to time to have a conversation that does not revolve around cattle, soil or dung beetles.  Cody is a proficient author of many articles published by magazines like Acres USA, Stockman Grassfarmer, and In Practice, the publication of Holistic Management International.  He shares his thoughts through his blog Cody’s Corner group on Facebook, and has completed his much anticipated book, Ranching Full-Time on Three Hours a Day. Dawnnell hails from a small town in southwestern Missouri.  She grew up with a love of music and animals, although cows were a whole new matter to her when she met Cody.  She sometimes combines her love of music and animals by singing to her milk cows in the mornings.  She attended Ozark Christian College pursuing a degree in Biblical Literature.  Her work background is in the title insurance and mortgage industries.  She enjoys the daily chores mingling with the animals in God’s creation much more than she enjoys housework.  Dawnnell handles the management of the 20-cow Jersey dairy, along with taking care of the majority of marketing of the ranch events, Farm Market, website, social media, weekly e-newsletter, and also handles the Farm to Home Delivery from order processing, packaging and driving the weekly delivery routes.  She has created a line of apparel for their Real Farm Foods which are available in their Farm Market and has authored articles published byAcres USA and on her blog,  Dawnnell also loves to read, photograph the farm, enjoys shooting and learning recurve bow under the tutelage of Taylor, and hopes to one day find time to organize the family photo album.We have a philosophy of “work with what you’ve got”.  And “what we’ve got” is found in God’s beautiful nature.  We have a desire and an obligation to do things naturally.  That means we use no chemical fertilizers, no dangerous pesticides, no unnatural growth hormones in our animals, no harmful antibiotics, no genetically modified feeds.  We like to use the term “Farmeceutical”, indicating a lesser dependence or elimination of pharmaceuticals for a healthy lifestyle.  We believe God gave animals legs for a reason.  To walk around as they choose.  Our animals are never placed in confinements or small cages.  We raise our animals in sync with nature, ecologically and sustainably.  We have a God-given responsibility to ourselves and others to raise premium foods top in quality and taste, naturally.  The cycle never ends.
MORE: Topic:  Ranching Full Time on 3 Hours a Day!
Speaking Days:  Friday & Saturday
Speaking Times:  TBA


Jean Bee Sumner:  Author, & Founder of World Wellness Education


Jean Sumner has pursued an interest in wellness her entire life. An avid runner, she is passionate about exercise, eating healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Jean was diagnosed with cancer in May, 2009 this only served to fuel the flames of her passions and encouraged her to learn more about wellness. This diagnosis actually led to the beginning of World Wellness Education with a mission of “Teaching the world about wellness — one story at a time.”

As Jean pursued alternative methods of treating cancer she met countless individuals who had great stories to tell regarding how nutrition, spirituality and exercise helped them to overcome their various illnesses. Since these stories were moving, motivating and timely she thought that each of these stories may make a difference in others’ lives. With the knowledge that we learn from stories more quickly than other teaching methods an organization was born in hopes to make a difference in the well-being of every individual on the planet.


Topic:  My Journey to Wellness & Enlightenment
Speaking Day:  Saturday
Speaking Time: TBA

Paul Dean, Nano Oils:
Native American Medicine Man


Our company was founded on the philosophy that in order for us to have the high quality essential oils and supplements we need to do things ourselves.  It all started in 1996, after being abroad for a couple of years, Paul returned to America and became very involved in the alternative health industry.  Over the next few years, he worked for two major essential oils and alternative health companies that have several million dollars in sales each month.  The longer he was working for these companies, the more disheartened he became over the lack of integrity he found in their products.

Paul came to the conclusion that if he was going to continue using supplements and other alternative therapies, he wanted to be sure that the quality he was paying for was the quality he was receiving.  Paul decided that in order for this to happen, he had to do things himself.  So over the next decade, he put his energies into the pursuit of making contacts that had integrity in what they produced.

In 2003, Paul became a Native American Medicine Man to not only protect his God given health freedoms, but to also assist others in taking charge of their own health.  He has a great love for sharing wisdom, natural remedies, and assisting others.

Paul will be talking about the value of the essential oils and the Immune products.


Topic:  Value of Essential Oils & Immune Products
Speaking Day:  Saturday
Speaking Time:  TBA


Dr. Jim Fain / Fain’s Herbacy

Picture A steady contributor to 2NJoy Magazine, Dr. Fain also writes
articles for the Citizen and Carroll County Currents.
He was Division Chief of Nuclear Medicine at Harbor UCLA Medical Center for 10 Years. He held an adjunct professorship at both LA City College and California State and he served as Hospital Commissioner, appointed by the Mayor in Eureka Springs, AR.
With over a dozen years of experience behind him, he is now owner of Fain’s Herbacy in Eureka Springs, AR established in 1999.
“Helping people stay healthier through smart food and supplement

Topic: “Irritable Bowel – Why so Disagreeable?
Body,  Mind, Spirit & Digestive Health”

Speaking Day:  Saturday
Speaking TIme: TBA




AT THIS IS RATE THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE SHORT OF MORONS!  THE REPLY IS A DELIGHT.This is an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries regarding a pond on his property. It was sent by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, State of Pennsylvania. This guy’s response is hilarious, but read the State’s letter before you get to the response letter, you won’t stop once you start. WOW Love this man.

This is an actual letter: State of Pennsylvania ‘s letter to Mr. DeVries:

SUBJECT: DEQ … File No.97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec 20; Lycoming County
Dear Mr. DeVries:

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 shows 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 Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.

The Department has been informed that one or both of the dams partially failed during a recent rain event, causing debris 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 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 stream channel. All restoration work shall be completed no later than

January 31, 2013.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.


David L. Price
District Representative and Water Management Division.

Here is the actual response sent back by Mr. DeVries:

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

Dear Mr. Price,

Your certified letter dated

11/17/12 has been handed to me. I am the legal landowner but not the Contractor at 2088 Dagget Lane , Trout Run, Pennsylvania .A couple of beavers are in the process of constructing and maintaining two wood ‘debris’ dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond. While I did not pay for, authorize, nor supervise their dam project, I think they would be highly offended that you call their skillful use of natures building materials ‘debris.’

I would like to challenge your department to attempt to emulate their dam project any time and/or any place you choose. I believe I can safely state there is no 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.


These are the beavers/contractors you are seeking. As to your request, I do not think the beavers are aware that they must first fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity.

My first dam question to you is:
(1) Are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers, or
(2) Do you require all beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request?

If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, through the Freedom of Information Act, I request completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits that have been issued. (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 Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.)

I have several dam concerns. My first dam concern is, aren’t the beavers entitled to legal representation? The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay for said 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 flooding, is proof that this is a natural occurrence, which the Department is required to protect. In other words, we should leave the Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than harassing them and calling them dam names.

If you want the damed stream ‘restored’ to a dam free-flow condition please contact the beavers — but if you are going to arrest them, they obviously did not pay any attention to your dam letter, they being unable to read English.

In my humble opinion, the Spring Pond Beavers have a right to build their unauthorized dams as long as the sky is blue, the grass is green and water flows downstream. They have more dam rights than I do to live and enjoy Spring Pond. If the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection lives up to its name, it should protect the natural resources (Beavers) and the environment (Beavers’ Dams).

So, as far as the beavers and I are concerned, this dam case can be referred for more elevated enforcement action right now. Why wait until

1/31/2013? The Spring Pond Beavers may be under the dam ice by then and there will be no way for you or your dam staff to contact/harass them.In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention to a real environmental quality, health, problem in the area It is the bears! Bears are actually defecating in our woods. I definitely believe you should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the beavers alone. If you are going to investigate the beaver dam, watch your dam 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.