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LJ Neighbors Say No to Valley Oaks

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Raised by 86 people in 4 months
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Update amount of goal as seen below we are doing our best to fight use the recommendations given to us.  Funds will be used by Lone Jack Neighbors group for attorney fees, signs, banners, billboards, fliers, t-shirts, hats, administrative expenses such as paper/copies, etc...  Currently using funds daily to fight this expansion from Valley Oaks Steaks Company.

We have attorney expenses of around $9,500 plus mileage, food, lodging, etc.......

We have been advised to obtain the top hydro-geohydrologist in the state and he is known internationally, Tom Aley with Ozark Underground Laboratory.  Expenses there could be up to $10,000 for time, research, reports and testimony.

We now have an expert on vet drug residues that will have an expense of $2,000 to $3,000.

We can't give in to this profit driven entity.  Stay united. Keep up the fight and work together as a community. A united front will win over a money hunger single corporation. It may take years and sweat and tears the same as it took us to obtain what we currently are fighting for. Say No to Valley Oaks!

Contrary to what many say, this operation is not located “in the country”. At least 154 homes are located within 1.5 miles of the CAFO site --more than 10X that of the average for all other CAFOs in the KC region (14.67), and it is nearly 12 times that of the average for the other two cattle CAFOs in Missouri (11.84).  In addition, more than 880 homes are located within three miles of the CAFO. If you average 880 homes, with just three people per home, that is 2,640 people in a THREE-mile area – more population than the town of Holden, MO!

Situated on nearly 1,000 acres of land, attaching to 3-mile radius around Valley Oaks's CAFO, Powell Gardens, a botanical garden, is one of the Kansas City area's most beautiful and serene spots.  This asset to our community; however, is now in danger.


STAND STRONG AND PROUD!

Any help you can provide will be of great assistance in helping this wonderful community of neighbors stay strong and continue to fight for our health, our children's health, air quality, water quality, soil quality and property values.

Lone Jack Neighbors
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On August 6, 2018, a long-time Lone Jack couple who has raised their family here and cares deeply about the Lone Jack area, donated $5,000 towards needed funds to assist in paying for the experts that have been hired in our fight against the Valley Oaks expansion.

These expert witnesses are credible, highly educated and very expensive. We have tried to acquire the best experts in their field and everyone agrees that is what we need to do. We now have a hydro-geologist and an expert on vet drug residues.

That same couple mentioned above has extended an offer to match any further donations we can raise for Lone Jack Neighbors up to an additional $5,000 donation. So, if we can possibly raise another $5,000 through donations, they will match that with another $5,000 donation. This is a great help to keep our battle going.

Lone Jack neighbors had no idea how much money was going to be needed until recently to acquire these experts to provide their expert knowledge and testimony. We truly appreciate the generosity of this Lone Jack couple and their desire to stop this intrusive expansion. They are motivated by Lone Jack Neighbors' win on the "Stay Order" and feel if we can continue, we have a good chance of meeting our goal - stopping Valley Oak expansion.

We do appreciate everyone's generosity in helping our community battle Valley Oaks. You can use this gofundme campaign or send donations to Lone Jack Neighbors - PO Box 74, Lone Jack, MO 64070.
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LJ Neighbors Say No to Valley Oaks has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to all of you that have been so kind to help in any way you can. So much appreciation from our community. Stay United and stand strong!
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Now that DNR("Do Not Resuscitate") has approved the Valley Oaks permit, we need to unite, educate and continue to work on this process even more. Legal action has been enacted by Powell Gardens and we are a driving force behind this and will continue to work with our legal counsel also in reference to an appeal that we are all entitled to. Please don't give up, don't think its over......there is more to be done and accomplished.

We could use our community support now more than ever!
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Everyone in our group been amazing. Thank you so much for all the support and continued research. We will continue to come together as a community and stand strong.
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