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Tales of Tyranny II: The Joe Remenar Story

Posted: October 21, 2013 at 6:00 am   /   by

Joe Remenar, a former special agent who had retired from the Department of Justice where he’d worked in drug interdiction. After retiring, he purchased a small property and home not far from the Canadian border in Whatcom County.

Enjoying the views out his back deck, Joe decided to improve the wildlife habitat on his property. He didn’t apply for a grant or take taxpayer dollars. He just spent his own time and money to improve the habitat for the birds, amphibians, insects, and other critters by building a pond. He was careful in his pond construction. He did not interrupt the flow of a stream (also known as an “instream flow” violation). State Fish and Wildlife biologists even reported that his pond was a clear and obvious wildlife enhancement project.