Saturday, February 06, 2016

Charles River: A Temporary Lull in Destruction. White Geese Regroup.

Charles River: A Temporary Lull in Destruction.  White Geese Regroup.

1. Charles River: A Temporary Lull in Destruction.  White Geese Regroup.
a. Summary.
(1) A Temporary Lull in Destruction.    January 27, 2016.
(2) General.
b. Introductory.
c. “Reasons” for massive tree destruction change again.
d. Summation.
2. Contact Information to prevent this outrage.
a. Officials.
b. Friends of the White Geese.
3. A Temporary Lull in Destruction.  February 6, 2016.
4. Past Reports in THIS series, and key communications to government agencies.
a. Communications to Public Agencies — Cambridge City Council, destruction plans; MassDOT proposing sanctions; DCR adding to the sanctions.
b. Past Reports in this series.


1. Charles River: A Temporary Lull in Destruction.  White Geese Regroup.

a. Summary.

(1) A Temporary Lull in Destruction.  January 27, 2016.

The most silly question to ask at this point is: What has the Department of Conservation and Recreation said they are going to do now?

It is silly because they have lied so much and used so many dirty tricks.

The magnificent Willow has not been destroyed YET.

The Wild Area, that thick woods between the Grand Junction / Destroyed Nesting Area and the BU Boathouse has not been destroyed YET.

The magnificent tree looming over the Destroyed Nesting Area has not been destroyed YET.

Hundreds of excellent trees have been destroyed by Cambridge and the DCR, and half of the habitat of the Charles River White Geese is YET AGAIN closed off to them AGAIN.

I have photos.

One group of photos is from January 27, 2016.  The other is from today, February 6, 2016.

The January 27 photos were taken during the late stages of the logging outrage, on a quite cold day.  Today is the day after a moderate snow storm.  As winter goes, it is a pleasant day.  I will present today’s photos and explanation in Section 3.  Here is the first day’s shoot.

The area of habitat most harmed is the nearest area where the vicious destruction occurred.  I have a distance shot of it in Section 3.  It is now prohibited to the Charles River White Geese through a string of buoys.


The first photo is through the DOOMED Wild Area to the bay next to the BU Boathouse.  ALL the trees you see are on the hit list, after translating the usual lies in the DCR plans.

There is a string of buoys to the left between the figures and the docking facilities.  It is orange and comes to a point, stretching from the left.  Free water is significantly less than it was during the horrible winter last year, in spite of the fact that the weather is not as bad.  The buoys have sharply reduced the free water present, and thus reduced the area available for protection against the worst of winter’s cold.

The figures are Canada Geese.



The next two photos were taken to the east of the BU Boathouse.  In the first photo, the two strings of buoys cross.  The horizontal string goes to the middle of the near logging area, a little east of the not yet destroyed excellent Willow.  The diagonal string goes to the location in the above picture.



This is a view from the same location, the top of the BU Boathouse stairs, through the adjoining wood, after destruction there.



Here are the Charles River White Geese in the Destroyed Nesting Area.  This is an unusual location for them, it is at the foot of the hillside under the onramp to Memorial Drive, next to the staircase illegally constructed by Boston University.

Their favorite spot under a magnificent tree (see section 3) was unavailable to them as a result of destruction by the falsely named Charles River “Conservancy” and by irresponsible railroad workers WITH THE CONSENT OF THE DCR MANAGER.

It was a muddy mess because of ground vegetation destruction.



(2) General.

This blog has been viewed by more than 110,000 times from nearly a hundred different countries.

To make certain that new readers know the latest about this environmental outrage, I am standardizing information in this subsection and to the end of Section 2.  Standardization is subject to regular edits to communicate particular points better.

Section 1.a.(2) is new as a general introduction. Section 3 is new and is the purpose of the report.  Section 4 is updated each time to reflect the most recent entries.  Section 2 is pretty firm, but contact information is updated as appropriate.

I have been delinquent in these reports in that I do not have before pictures for east of the Mass. Ave. Bridge before destruction started.  That just goes to prove the old proverb.  “It is always a mistake to say they “would never stoop so low” when talking about the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation or talking about the City of Cambridge.


b. Introductory.

Friends of the White Geese is a Massachusetts Non Profit Organization devoted to defending the Charles River from environmental, mostly governmental, depredations.  The most destructive entities are the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (formerly the Metropolitan District Commission) and the City of Cambridge, MA.  We have been registered with the Massachusetts Attorney General since 2002.

The Charles River White Geese are a valuable and loved gaggle of White Geese who have lived on the banks of the Charles River since 1981 in a mile long habitat centered on the BU Bridge.  They are a mix primarily of White China and Emden Geese.  The gaggle includes a number of members (and one Patriarch) of Toulouse Goose descent.

The Charles River White Geese have a clear governmental structure based on family groupings.  They have survived impressively in the middle of a very dense municipal area.  They have been the source of tourist and commuter admiration from surrounding communities.

Cambridge and the DCR are deliberately starving the Charles River White Geese and have aggressively made the situation worse.  Detailed analyses are provided in documents for which links are provided in section 4.a. below.

A few years ago, the Massachusetts legislature attempted to destroy the Metropolitan District Commission which was responsible for the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge.

The legislature divided the MDC responsibilities among the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.  The MassDOT transfer has been, for the most part a success.  The DCR transfer has been a failure.

The destructive situation in the MDC has simply changed names, as far as the DCR transfer has gone.

MassDOT has stood up to more than one outrage proposed by Cambridge and/or by the DCR, or by related “activists.”

The DCR created irresponsible plans for destruction of hundreds of excellent trees and animal habitat between the BU and Longfellow Bridges on the Cambridge side of the Charles River.  The DCR worked closely with the City of Cambridge which, in Spring 2015, destroyed its own Cambridge Common.

The DCR and Cambridge have sneaked through legislation authorizing all this destruction based on 2009 plans (bragged to be 19th Century plans) without any meaningful public communication.  This was on top of a funding vote in 2014 based on fraudulent actions, clearly by a fake group which has done environmental destruction for the DCR, possibly by the legislative liaison of the DCR.

The DCR is rather clearly slapping the face of the local cheerleaders controlled by the City of Cambridge who have been fighting for this destruction as a company union for years.

The DCR is conducting fake public input on irresponsible plans for the Magazine Beach playing fields, just west of the BU Bridge.  The massive logging proposed is east of the BU Bridge, running to the Longfellow Bridge.  The DCR is refusing any form of input in their “public meetings” on the massive loggings.

The DCR does not even allow the fraudulent public input they are allowing concerning the most irresponsible parts of the Magazine Beach proposal to be given meaningful respect.  It is no coincidence that the person representing the DCR has been part of the outrage from the beginning.  He repeatedly promised “no intent to harm” the Charles River White Geese as he was doing terrible things to them.

“Public input” is “allowed” by the DCR on everything except their irresponsible behavior.  Comments on their irresponsible behavior is ignored if not silenced.

The irresponsible behavior is not negotiable.

To date the tree destruction on the Charles River as part of the DCR outrage is about 70.

c. “Reasons” for massive tree destruction change again.

(1) General.

An additional game is that the DCR has routinely been varying its explanation for destruction of all those trees and animal habitat depending on the audience.  Boston residents who have been fighting for destruction may have taken a hike, so the pitch used to bring them in has disappeared, at least for the time being..

(2) A Culture of Outrageous Lies.

The standard pitch with many of the people we are dealing with is claim after claim after claim.  A reasonable person has to think that, with all the claims being propounded with such great certainty that one of them has to be true.  When the pitch persons know finds out which lie works, the pitch person has found out which lie / absurdity is the “truth”.  The “truth” in their world is the lie / piece of nonsense that gets swallowed.

Commonly, as is apparently the situation on the Charles River, the lies are tailored to the listener.  The explanation varies from listener to listener, and thus each recipient of lies gets his / her own “truth.”

These development mentalities even have a term for this pattern.  It is called “getting things done.”  And to many members of this culture, the person who best achieves this success is held in great esteem.  “Getting things done” to so many people is the only value.

(3) Won’t it look great in 40 years?

Depending on the audience, the story is back to the original one: Won’t it look great in 40 years?

In particular, these sick people have a holy grail they have not mentioned for awhile: plans for the Charles River from the 19th Century.

Since the folks who wrote those plans could not think of cherry trees, cherry trees are being massively destroyed, almost all of them.  The same would appear to apply to that magnificent willow, and a whole bunch of other excellent trees, including but not limited to Lindens, Mulberries, Sassafrass, and Zelkovas.

And the folks who wrote these plans were also very happy with dumping sewerage in the Charles River and in Boston harbor.  This reality is not mentioned in this explanation.

(4) We’re putting in saplings!!!!

Nice, but what does that have to do with trees that should not be destroyed in the first place?

And there are plenty of places which could use saplings.  One of them is east of the Hyatt Regency where Cambridge did the DCR’s dirty work for them in the name of sewer work.

(5) Supposedly diseased trees.

An ongoing lie is that they are destroying diseased trees or trees which are in the way of their gold plated highways.

They do not mention the fact that there are no diseased trees or next to no diseased trees.

The lie comes from the omission of the non existence or near non existence of diseased trees.

So they use “or” with next to nothing on one side of the “or”.

But a lot of cheerleaders love it.  They can claim to be on the side of sainthood, even if the alternative wording is just another blatant fraud.

Last I heard, however, the poor dears from the DCR will not even document their claims of disease, obviously because they cannot.  Even, as far as I can gather from the DCR’s Legislative Liaison, the DCR refuses to provide documentation after a request from the Cambridge Conservation Commission.  The DCR looks determined to destroy the evidence as soon as possible by destroying excellent healthy trees.

And the Boston Globe swallowed the flat out lie in 2009 that all trees being destroyed are diseased.

(6) Norway Maples, shudder.

Listening to the legislative liaison emoting with belligerence that they are destroying Norway Maples, and totality ignoring the reality that there is no edict to destroy existing Norway Maples, I have even more sympathy for a good reporter from the Boston Globe who has done good work, but who swallowed the diseased lie.

The kind way to describe the legislative liaison's statement is that he lied through omission, not mentioning the scores of excellent cherries, that magnificent willow, the Lindens, the Mulberries, the Sassafrass, the Zelkovas, and the others.

But his strong statement was much more than lying through omission. "We are destroying Norway Maples." with the belligerence he used, clearly stated that that is all they are destroying.

The liaison then went into a communication that it was unthinkable to object to the DCR’s environmental outrage.

Here is a photo of the excellent Willow which Cambridge and the DCR are fighting to destroy under the lie that it is a, shudder, Norway Maple.



I have not heard that it has been destroyed YET.  The excellent Linden which was its lone mate has now been destroyed and its trunk removed.

The fake “protective” group which Cambridge lies is a responsible entity has started lying about the quality of the trees they have destroyed.

The Willow is very lonely AND VERY THREATENED.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation subsequently commented in response to a question at a public meeting that MassDOT is only interested in planting Norway Maples in the open space it is creating from rearrangement of that portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike (I90) south of the Charles River near the Magazine Beach area, but on the opposite side.

There is a striking difference between responsible, normal humans and Cambridge and the DCR.

(7) Bike Highway.  Pedestrian highway.

This pitch is a current pitch to those who will swallow it.

When I have been standing on the existing bike highway and telling people, as the bikes go by, that hundreds of trees are being destroyed to create a bike highway, I get a look at the bikes going by, and a disgusted laugh.

Then I point out that the trees are also (including that Willow) being destroyed to create a walking path next to the river, the response get downright incredulous, especially since the existing pedestrian path is a lovely, hard trod dirt path, very well fit for the environment.

But the bureaucrats, and their contractors who get paid for the outrage, want gold plating.  Gold plating is good for their pocket books.  And contractors get paid to destroy and get paid to put in saplings to replace trees that should not have been destroyed in the first place.

This gold plate mentality was a reason why the state legislature destroyed the Metropolitan District Commission and split its responsibilities on the Charles River between the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (bridges) and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (shore).

MassDOT has been commendable in its management of this portion of the Charles River.  MassDOT looks like the adult in the room when dealing with Cambridge and the DCR.

DCR got the managers from the MDC with the MDC vileness that the legislature was trying to destroy.

Interestingly, many people who have been fighting most for this destruction with this “explanation” turn out to include people who live on the Boston side of the Charles River.  These folks are fighting for maximum increase in open space on the Boston side in the Mass. Pike (I90) project.  These people lie that they are environmentalists.

Talking to pedestrians, and standing the middle of the existing bicycle highway, people concerned about the massive tree destruction seemed to think there always is a bike highway.

(8) Apparently clear fraud.

As near as I can figure out, the original lobbying effort in the legislature amounted to the falsely named Charles River “Conservancy” showing a petition for underpasses under three bridges further out on the Charles.  It appears that they lied that the petition for underpasses supported this massive destruction, without, of course, mentioning the destruction.  The words obviously used fit the claim of the name that this entity is conserving the Charles River rather than fighting for its destruction.

Thus, the $20 million looks like it was obtained through outright fraud.

The falsely named Charles River “Conservancy” openly supported this destruction about ten years ago when fraud was not the in thing.  The destruction has not changed.  They are still using that fake name as well, giving the Legislature the impression that they are the good guys.

Fraud is now the open tool.

And then you have the fake group fighting for destruction with the falsehood of being a neighborhood association “concerned” about the Charles River.  It develops at least some members of the fake group look like they fought for the destruction of these hundreds of trees so that they could plan the saplings to replace which should not have been destroyed in the first place.  This is how vile the fake groups get in the City of Cambridge.

Then you have the DCR's "legislative liaison." It is silly to think that his nonsense was not given by him to the legislature / the governor's office.  But I do not know if he were around when the original approval was obtained.  If he were, that ramps up the fraud reality.

(9) Cambridge City Council.

The Cambridge “City Council” is belligerently destructive of the environment, with falsehoods claiming sainthood about far less important issues than massive tree destruction, and heartless animal abuse.  The Cambridge City Council brags that they are “responsible” by yelling at the other guy and keeping their own depravities as secret as possible.  They voted in favor of the three underpasses which the falsely named group claims puts them in support of the massive logging.

With the Cambridge “City Council”, however you have the reality that silence in the face of circumstances which call for outrage is consent.

Lack of outrage when outrage is called for is consent.

d. Summation.

The DCR is unfit to manage the environment. These latest outrages should be immediately ended.

The DCR should be stripped of as many of its responsibilities on the Charles River Basin as is possible.  It received responsibility for the banks of the Charles River Basin in the legislative attempt to end the outrage which was the Metropolitan District Commission.

The responsibilities of the DCR should be transferred to the Department of Transportation which took over the MDC’s responsibilities for the bridges across the Charles River. MassDOT is not perfect. The DCR approaches being perfect from the wrong direction.

MassDOT has shown its willingness and capability to stand up to the DCR and to its partner in destruction, the City of Cambridge, along with Cambridge’s fake “protective” groups.

The minimal transfer on the Cambridge side should be from the Longfellow Bridge to the Western Avenue Bridge.

Additionally the transfer should include that portion of Boston's Soldiers Field Road from the BU Bridge to its end in Brighton.  This area starts with the area which MassDOT is currently planning in the Mass. Pike reorganization.

But then again, there is a lot of logic in giving MassDOT the Charles River from the Boston Harbor Dam to the next dam to the west, in Watertown.  There is still a lot to destroy that destroyers would love to pay their contractor friends to destroy.  And, looking at the efficiency in destruction of the DCR, it is entirely possible that my study of this area missed a lot of vileness on the Cambridge / Watertown block called Birmingham Parkway.


2. Contact Information to prevent this outrage.

a. Officials.

Please object to the massive, irresponsible destruction achieved and yet threatened.

Governor Baker: 617-725-4005, 888-870-7770 (888 free in state)
Internet Email form: http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituent-services/contact-governor-office/

These destructive people are people from the bureaucracy which reports to him, using money allocated by the opposing party.  It would be very much to the governor’s advantage to save the people of Massachusetts from the costs of this outrageous boondoggle, financially, politically, environmentally, and from protecting the animals of the Charles River from an acceleration of heartless animal abuse in which Cambridge and the bureaucrats are belligerently guilty.

Additionally, the City of Cambridge approaches being a one party state, and the party is the opposite party of that to which the governor belongs.

Cambridge City Council: 617-349-4280, council@cambridgema.gov

Letters can be sent c/o City Clerk, City of Cambridge, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139.  They should include a cover letter asking that that the letter be made part of the communications to the Cambridge City Council at their next meeting.  Because of the timing, letters could be a waste of time.

Formal Email Communications to the Cambridge City Council can be done in a similar manner.  The City Clerk’s email address is dlopez@cambridgema.gov.  These become part of the formal record.  The above address is recorded but not part of the formal package.  The above address, however, is immediate, as opposed to the next Monday night when they have a meeting.  Because of the timing, formal emails could be a waste of time.

The DCR should be barred from working on the Charles River because of its terrible record in general, and this outrage in particular.

The mayor of Boston is a reasonable person to talk with since his land is the south side of the Charles River, and rebuilding of I90, the Massachusetts Turnpike across from Magazine Beach will create open space which really should be managed by a responsible entity.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has stood up to outrages demanded by the DCR and the City of Cambridge.

The legislature tried to prevent outrages by destroying the Metropolitan District Commission.  The legislature gave the bridges  over the Charles River to MassDOT, and the river banks to the DCR.  The DCR also got the managers the legislature was trying to protect the Charles River from.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston was in the legislature when the attempt to destroy the MDC occurred.  His email is mayor@boston.gov.

Legislators: 617-722-2000, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/201304/emails-for-all-massachusetts.html

Contact information as to individuals who might be of value for communications:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-can-we-do-to-help-on-charles-river.html.


b. Friends of the White Geese.

Volunteers are needed and encouraged.  Please contact us at 617-283-7649 or boblat@yahoo.com.

Financial help is needed and encouraged.  This blog has a donate button which links to PayPal.  PayPal confuses me.  I am pretty sure I have charged through American Express, and their materials show all credit cards, but they may somehow amount to a debit card type of arrangement, or perhaps they let you use the credit cards the first time. .

If you would rather use snail mail, please mail to Friends of the White Geese, PO Box 391412, Cambridge, MA 02139.  Checks would be necessary in snail mail.  Please provide your name and address.  I can imagine the pious nonsense which would come from these people with regard to anonymous contributions.

Whatever you can do would be of help.


3. A Temporary Lull in Destruction.    February 6, 2016.

a. The Doomed Willow.

To the left is the BU Boathouse.  I am going to have to redo this shot with my much better smartphone camera.  I prefer to use my iPod Touch because the file sizes are exactly the size needed for this blog.  That advantage turns into a disadvantage when trying to blow up a distance shot.

The brick building above the BU Boathouse is the Hyatt Regency Cambridge.  All of the trees directly between it and the Charles River have been destroyed.

Almost of the trees to its east between it and the destroyed Cherry Grove have been destroyed.  The excellent willow is a very rare exception.  It is the brown figure on the point of land.

Destruction to the west of the Hyatt Regency is at a level normal human beings would consider irresponsible, but the destruction of this horrible project turns vileness into something far overwhelmed by adjacent horror.

Five trees to the west were destroyed in spite of being promised in the plans not to be destroyed or in spite of not even being shown on the plans.



b. The DOOMED wild area.

To the left is the grand junction.  To the right is the BU Boathouse.  In between is slated to be fully clear cut with one exception.





c. The DOOMED excellent tree standing over the Destroyed Nesting Area.

The tree to the left which is seen higher than the Massachusetts Institute of Technology building across Memorial Drive is DOOMED.

Below it is the Destroyed Nesting Area.  To its left is an entrance supposedly for visitors.  This entrance is blocked off to keep the Charles River White Geese from eating grass under the brick Memorial Drive overpass.

Against the hillside to the right is where the Charles River White Geese were forced to go by the artificially created mud where they would prefer to be.  In the last photo in section 1.





d. Destroyed Nesting Area, prime.

This is a panorama of an area which used to be beautiful, before the DCR and its friends started destroying.

The big tree to the right is favorite tree.  Throughout the picture can be seen both dark shapes, Canada Geese, and white shapes, the Charles River White Geese.

The portion to the left is shown from a closer vantage in the last photo.  This shot and subsequent shots were taken from the BU Bridge.



Here is the DNA from above the Charles River, with the Grand Junction railroad bridge to the right.




e. Charles River White Geese Visit the Wild Area.

This shot is taken from pretty much the same vantage point as the last shot in section 1, just turning to the left / east.

The railroad tracks are the Grand Junction.  ALL TREES ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE GRAND JUNCTION ARE DOOMED with one claimed exception.  Which one it is, I do not know.  It is probably just another lie, just shown on the official destruction map, claiming none of these trees in the Wild Area exist, except for the one exception.

The white figures are Charles River White Geese.  The brown figures are Canadas.




4. Past Reports in THIS series, and key communications to government agencies.

a. Communications to Public Agencies — Cambridge City Council, destruction plans; MassDOT proposing sanctions; DCR adding to the sanctions.

(1). DCR Destruction Plans as provided to Cambridge City Council by me on April 1, 2014, full publication of plans in post: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/tree-destruction-plans-charles-river.html
(2). Letter to Governor objecting to Logging Outrage and to DCR Vileness, November 10, 2016, inhand to office at 2 pm.  The morning of November 11, 2016, State House Announced the November 10, 2016 resignation without notice or explanation of the head of the DCR: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-governor-letter-objecting.html
(3)` Detailed analysis to MassDOT suggesting, at minimum that they get legislative approval to allow DCR to manage open space being created in the Mass. Pike (I90) reconstruction on the south side of the Charles, ideally to ban DCR from the project area: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-r-to-massdot-bar-dcr-from-mass.html.
(4). Communication to DCR objecting to the fraud of seeking “approvals” for the irresponsible, but much less irresponsible project at Magazine Beach while going forward with this outrage in secret, October 13, 2015: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-formal-objection-to-dcr.html.
(5). Charles River: Thought Control and the City of Cambridge, MA, USA, November 5, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-thought-control-and-city.html.

This is a strikingly short summary of fake groups in the City of Cambridge and their use to lie to the population that Cambridge and its accomplices are responsible entities while fighting, fighting, fighting for destruction.  With me on the responsible side.  I have had a lot of very major victories.  The victories are timed as my time allows, and as I see an opening.

b. Past Reports in this series.

(1). Report 1.  Charles River:  Massive Tree Destruction Appears Imminent on Memorial Drive, October 4, 2015.  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-massive-tree-destruction.html.
(2). Report 2.  Memorial Drive Plans and Photos, October 5, 2015: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-memorial-drive-logging.html
(3). Report 3. Charles River: CURRENT Memorial Drive Construction Zone, October 6, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-photos-current-memorial.html
(4). Report 4. Charles River: Photos, CURRENT Memorial Drive Construction Zone and Major Likely Victims, October 8, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-photos-current-memorial.html
(5). Report 5.  Flash: DCR Going Ahead with Massive Destruction on Memorial Drive, October 22, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-flash-dcr-going-ahead.html
(6). Report 6. Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - first group of photos October 23, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary.html
(7). Report 7.  Logging preliminary photos - second group of photos, October 23, 2015   http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary_23.html
(8). Report 8.  Logging preliminary photos - third group of photos, October 24, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary_24.html.
(9). Report 9.  Logging preliminary photos - fourth group of photos, October 25, 2015: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/re-charles-river-logging-preliminary.html
(10). Report 10.  Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - fourth group of photos - the doomed cherry orchard, October 26, 2015:   http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary_26.html
(11). Report 11.  Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - sixth group of photos - the doomed cherry orchard, October 28, 2015: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary_28.html.
(12). Report 12, Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - seventh group of photos, update on the ground, November 2, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-preliminary.html.
(13). Report 13, Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - eighth photos condemned cherry strand revisited, update on the ground, November 6, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-preliminary_7.html
(14) Charles River: Logging photos - ninth photos first destruction likely east of BU Cambridge Boathouse, November 15, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-photos-ninth.html
(15) Charles River: Logging photos - 10th photos: Doomed Cherry Grove, doomed magnificent Willow, November 8, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-photos-10th.html
(16) Charles River Logging: More Fraud on the Governor/legislature?  November 24, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-more-fraud-on.html
(17) Charles River: Logging photos - 11th photos: Destruction of habitat, increased starvation attack on Charles River White Geese, November 27, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-photos-11th.html
(18) Charles River: Logging photos - 12th photos: Destruction of habitat, increased starvation attack on Charles River White Geese, completion of 11th photos:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/charles-river-logging-photos-12-th.html
(19) Charles River: Logging photos - 13th photos: Doomed trees just west of Mass. Ave. Bridge.:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/charles-river-logging-photos-13th.html
(20) Charles River: DCR Chair Resigns; DCR Lead Presenter Disappears?  December 23, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/charles-river-logging-photos-next-one.html
(21) Thanks to Governor Baker:  Charles River: DCR Chair Resigns, January 7, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/thanks-to-governor-charles-river-dcr.html
(22) Logging Starts on the Charles River: Hyatt Regency Trees Destroyed, January 14, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/logging-starts-on-charles-river-hyatt.html
(23) Logging Proceeds on the Charles River: Destruction east from Hyatt Regency to Magnificent Cherry Grove, January 14, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/logging-starts-on-charles-river.html
(24) Charles River:  Logging Proceeds, condemned Cherry Grove view, response to DCR nonsense, January 17, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-logging-proceeds.html
(25) Charles River:  Logging approaches 70, Mid MIT Campus, January 20, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-logging-approaches-70-mid.html
(26) Charles River: A Responsible Solution to an inexcusable outrage, January 21, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-responsible-solution-to.html
(27) FLASH, Charles River, Magnificent Linden Destroyed.  Magnificent Willow Next?, January 21, 2016: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/flash-charles-river-magnificent-linden.html
(28) Charles River: Logging proceeds; local state rep “confused”.  January 22, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-logging-proceeds-local.html
(29) Charles River: Logging, two more days of destruction, January 26, 2016  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/re-charles-river-logging-two-more-days.html
(30) Charles River Destruction reaches 110.  Councilor gives false impression of is record, January 26, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-destruction-reaches-110.html
(31) Charles River: Logging Destruction reaches 130?  Guilty City Council Points at Transient Circuses., January 28, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-logging-destruction.html
(32) Cambridge / DCR Probably Destroying the Magnificent Willow NOW, February 6, 2016.  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-cambridge-censors.html

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Charles River: Cambridge / DCR Probably Destroying the Magnificent Willow NOW

Charles River: Cambridge / DCR Probably Destroying the Magnificent Willow NOW

I just drove the extent of the destruction zone on the Charles River.

There are vast wastelands which, last week, were massive, excellent trees.

The destroyers employed by Cambridge and the DCR were approaching the magnificent willow when I went by.

That was all which is doomed that seemed to be left between the BU Boathouse and the Longfellow Bridge.

It could very easily be in the process of destruction now or be a pile of wood chips in that big truck.



There are still hundreds of trees in the Cambridge / DCR plans between the BU Boathouse and the BU Bridge and apparently doomed.

And Cambridge proceeds with the non stop lies of environment sainthood, implementing those lies with censorship inflicted on me on Sunday.  That report, with links to prior reports in this dismal sequence, may be viewed at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-cambridge-censors.html.

Really, really rotten, and they keep up the constant lie that they are holier than thou.

I filed the objection to censorship with the city clerk for the city council and passed a key person in the development department coming here.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Charles River: Cambridge Censors Objection to Tree Destruction.

Charles River: Cambridge Censors Objection to Tree Destruction.

1. Charles River: Cambridge Censors Opposition to Tree Destruction.
a. Summary.
(1) Charles River: Cambridge Censors Opposition to Tree Destruction.
(2) General.
b. Introductory.
c. “Reasons” for massive tree destruction change again.
d. Summation.
2. Contact Information to prevent this outrage.
a. Officials.
b. Friends of the White Geese.
3. Cambridge Censors Opposition to Tree Destruction.
4. Past Reports in THIS series, and key communications to government agencies.
a. Communications to Public Agencies — Cambridge City Council, destruction plans; MassDOT proposing sanctions; DCR adding to the sanctions.
b. Past Reports in this series.


1. Charles River: Cambridge Censors Opposition to Tree Destruction.

a. Summary.

(1) Charles River: Cambridge Censors Opposition to Tree Destruction.

Today, about an hour ago, I was threatened with a $25 fine PER LEAFLET for leafleting in objection to Cambridge’s lying about claims of sainthood on the subject of trees.

The Fresh Pond Park Ranger was giving a presentation on the environmental saintliness of Cambridge on the subject of trees.

I leafleted with the ongoing and outrageous reality on the Charles River.

The Ranger gave me a warning and threatened to fine me $25 PER LEAFLET the next time I had the nerve to communicate reality around one of her presentations.

My letter of objection to the Cambridge City Council has already been written and will be presented tomorrow, the first work day, to the Cambridge City Council through the City Clerk.

The letter is presented in section 3.


(2) General.

This blog has been viewed by more than 110,000 times from nearly a hundred different countries.

To make certain that new readers know the latest about this environmental outrage, I am standardizing information in this subsection and to the end of Section 2.  Standardization is subject to regular edits to communicate particular points better.

Section 1.a.(2) is new as a general introduction. Section 3 is new and is the purpose of the report.  Section 4 is updated each time to reflect the most recent entries.  Section 2 is pretty firm, but contact information is updated as appropriate.

I have been delinquent in these reports in that I do not have before pictures for east of the Mass. Ave. Bridge before destruction started.  That just goes to prove the old proverb.  “It is always a mistake to say they “would never stoop so low” when talking about the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation or talking about the City of Cambridge.



b. Introductory.

Friends of the White Geese is a Massachusetts Non Profit Organization devoted to defending the Charles River from environmental, mostly governmental, depredations.  The most destructive entities are the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (formerly the Metropolitan District Commission) and the City of Cambridge, MA.  We have been registered with the Massachusetts Attorney General since 2002.

The Charles River White Geese are a valuable and loved gaggle of White Geese who have lived on the banks of the Charles River since 1981 in a mile long habitat centered on the BU Bridge.  They are a mix primarily of White China and Emden Geese.  The gaggle includes a number of members (and one Patriarch) of Toulouse Goose descent.

The Charles River White Geese have a clear governmental structure based on family groupings.  They have survived impressively in the middle of a very dense municipal area.  They have been the source of tourist and commuter admiration from surrounding communities.

Cambridge and the DCR are deliberately starving the Charles River White Geese and have aggressively made the situation worse.  Detailed analyses are provided in documents for which links are provided in section 4.a. below.

A few years ago, the Massachusetts legislature attempted to destroy the Metropolitan District Commission which was responsible for the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge.

The legislature divided the MDC responsibilities among the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.  The MassDOT transfer has been, for the most part a success.  The DCR transfer has been a failure.

The destructive situation in the MDC has simply changed names, as far as the DCR transfer has gone.

MassDOT has stood up to more than one outrage proposed by Cambridge and/or by the DCR, or by related “activists.”

The DCR created irresponsible plans for destruction of hundreds of excellent trees and animal habitat between the BU and Longfellow Bridges on the Cambridge side of the Charles River.  The DCR worked closely with the City of Cambridge which, in Spring 2015, destroyed its own Cambridge Common.

The DCR and Cambridge have sneaked through legislation authorizing all this destruction based on 2009 plans (bragged to be 19th Century plans) without any meaningful public communication.  This was on top of a funding vote in 2014 based on fraudulent actions, clearly by a fake group which has done environmental destruction for the DCR, possibly by the legislative liaison of the DCR.

The DCR is rather clearly slapping the face of the local cheerleaders controlled by the City of Cambridge who have been fighting for this destruction as a company union for years.

The DCR is conducting fake public input on irresponsible plans for the Magazine Beach playing fields, just west of the BU Bridge.  The massive logging proposed is east of the BU Bridge, running to the Longfellow Bridge.  The DCR is refusing any form of input in their “public meetings” on the massive loggings.

The DCR does not even allow the fraudulent public input they are allowing concerning the most irresponsible parts of the Magazine Beach proposal to be given meaningful respect.  It is no coincidence that the person representing the DCR has been part of the outrage from the beginning.  He repeatedly promised “no intent to harm” the Charles River White Geese as he was doing terrible things to them.

“Public input” is “allowed” by the DCR on everything except their irresponsible behavior.  Comments on their irresponsible behavior is ignored if not silenced.

The irresponsible behavior is not negotiable.

To date the tree destruction on the Charles River as part of the DCR outrage is about 70.


c. “Reasons” for massive tree destruction change again.

(1) General.

An additional game is that the DCR has routinely been varying its explanation for destruction of all those trees and animal habitat depending on the audience.  Boston residents who have been fighting for destruction may have taken a hike, so the pitch used to bring them in has disappeared, at least for the time being..

(2) A Culture of Outrageous Lies.

The standard pitch with many of the people we are dealing with is claim after claim after claim.  A reasonable person has to think that, with all the claims being propounded with such great certainty that one of them has to be true.  When the pitch persons know finds out which lie works, the pitch person has found out which lie / absurdity is the “truth”.  The “truth” in their world is the lie / piece of nonsense that gets swallowed.

Commonly, as is apparently the situation on the Charles River, the lies are tailored to the listener.  The explanation varies from listener to listener, and thus each recipient of lies gets his / her own “truth.”

These development mentalities even have a term for this pattern.  It is called “getting things done.”  And to many members of this culture, the person who best achieves this success is held in great esteem.  “Getting things done” to so many people is the only value.

(3) Won’t it look great in 40 years?

Depending on the audience, the story is back to the original one: Won’t it look great in 40 years?

In particular, these sick people have a holy grail they have not mentioned for awhile: plans for the Charles River from the 19th Century.

Since the folks who wrote those plans could not think of cherry trees, cherry trees are being massively destroyed, almost all of them.  The same would appear to apply to that magnificent willow, and a whole bunch of other excellent trees, including but not limited to Lindens, Mulberries, Sassafrass, and Zelkovas.

And the folks who wrote these plans were also very happy with dumping sewerage in the Charles River and in Boston harbor.  This reality is not mentioned in this explanation.

(4) We’re putting in saplings!!!!

Nice, but what does that have to do with trees that should not be destroyed in the first place?

And there are plenty of places which could use saplings.  One of them is east of the Hyatt Regency where Cambridge did the DCR’s dirty work for them in the name of sewer work.

(5) Supposedly diseased trees.

An ongoing lie is that they are destroying diseased trees or trees which are in the way of their gold plated highways.

They do not mention the fact that there are no diseased trees or next to no diseased trees.

The lie comes from the omission of the non existence or near non existence of diseased trees.

So they use “or” with next to nothing on one side of the “or”.

But a lot of cheerleaders love it.  They can claim to be on the side of sainthood, even if the alternative wording is just another blatant fraud.

Last I heard, however, the poor dears from the DCR will not even document their claims of disease, obviously because they cannot.  Even, as far as I can gather from the DCR’s Legislative Liaison, the DCR refuses to provide documentation after a request from the Cambridge Conservation Commission.  The DCR looks determined to destroy the evidence as soon as possible by destroying excellent healthy trees.

And the Boston Globe swallowed the flat out lie in 2009 that all trees being destroyed are diseased.

(6) Norway Maples, shudder.

Listening to the legislative liaison emoting with belligerence that they are destroying Norway Maples, and totality ignoring the reality that there is no edict to destroy existing Norway Maples, I have even more sympathy for a good reporter from the Boston Globe who has done good work, but who swallowed the diseased lie.

The kind way to describe the legislative liaison's statement is that he lied through omission, not mentioning the scores of excellent cherries, that magnificent willow, the Lindens, the Mulberries, the Sassafrass, the Zelkovas, and the others.

But his strong statement was much more than lying through omission. "We are destroying Norway Maples." with the belligerence he used, clearly stated that that is all they are destroying.

The liaison then went into a communication that it was unthinkable to object to the DCR’s environmental outrage.

Here is a photo of the excellent Willow which Cambridge and the DCR are fighting to destroy under the lie that it is a, shudder, Norway Maple.



I have not heard that it has been destroyed YET.  The excellent Linden which was its lone mate has now been destroyed and its trunk removed.

The fake “protective” group which Cambridge lies is a responsible entity has started lying about the quality of the trees they have destroyed.

The Willow is very lonely AND VERY THREATENED.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation subsequently commented in response to a question at a public meeting that MassDOT is only interested in planting Norway Maples in the open space it is creating from rearrangement of that portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike (I90) south of the Charles River near the Magazine Beach area, but on the opposite side.

There is a striking difference between responsible, normal humans and Cambridge and the DCR.

(7) Bike Highway.  Pedestrian highway.

This pitch is a current pitch to those who will swallow it.

When I have been standing on the existing bike highway and telling people, as the bikes go by, that hundreds of trees are being destroyed to create a bike highway, I get a look at the bikes going by, and a disgusted laugh.

Then I point out that the trees are also (including that Willow) being destroyed to create a walking path next to the river, the response get downright incredulous, especially since the existing pedestrian path is a lovely, hard trod dirt path, very well fit for the environment.

But the bureaucrats, and their contractors who get paid for the outrage, want gold plating.  Gold plating is good for their pocket books.  And contractors get paid to destroy and get paid to put in saplings to replace trees that should not have been destroyed in the first place.

This gold plate mentality was a reason why the state legislature destroyed the Metropolitan District Commission and split its responsibilities on the Charles River between the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (bridges) and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (shore).

MassDOT has been commendable in its management of this portion of the Charles River.  MassDOT looks like the adult in the room when dealing with Cambridge and the DCR.

DCR got the managers from the MDC with the MDC vileness that the legislature was trying to destroy.

Interestingly, many people who have been fighting most for this destruction with this “explanation” turn out to include people who live on the Boston side of the Charles River.  These folks are fighting for maximum increase in open space on the Boston side in the Mass. Pike (I90) project.  These people lie that they are environmentalists.

Talking to pedestrians, and standing the middle of the existing bicycle highway, people concerned about the massive tree destruction seemed to think there always is a bike highway.

(8) Apparently clear fraud.

As near as I can figure out, the original lobbying effort in the legislature amounted to the falsely named Charles River “Conservancy” showing a petition for underpasses under three bridges further out on the Charles.  It appears that they lied that the petition for underpasses supported this massive destruction, without, of course, mentioning the destruction.  The words obviously used fit the claim of the name that this entity is conserving the Charles River rather than fighting for its destruction.

Thus, the $20 million looks like it was obtained through outright fraud.

The falsely named Charles River “Conservancy” openly supported this destruction about ten years ago when fraud was not the in thing.  The destruction has not changed.  They are still using that fake name as well, giving the Legislature the impression that they are the good guys.

Fraud is now the open tool.

And then you have the fake group fighting for destruction with the falsehood of being a neighborhood association “concerned” about the Charles River.  It develops at least some members of the fake group look like they fought for the destruction of these hundreds of trees so that they could plan the saplings to replace which should not have been destroyed in the first place.  This is how vile the fake groups get in the City of Cambridge.

Then you have the DCR's "legislative liaison." It is silly to think that his nonsense was not given by him to the legislature / the governor's office.  But I do not know if he were around when the original approval was obtained.  If he were, that ramps up the fraud reality.

(9) Cambridge City Council.

The Cambridge “City Council” is belligerently destructive of the environment, with falsehoods claiming sainthood about far less important issues than massive tree destruction, and heartless animal abuse.  The Cambridge City Council brags that they are “responsible” by yelling at the other guy and keeping their own depravities as secret as possible.  They voted in favor of the three underpasses which the falsely named group claims puts them in support of the massive logging.

With the Cambridge “City Council”, however you have the reality that silence in the face of circumstances which call for outrage is consent.

Lack of outrage when outrage is called for is consent.

d. Summation.

The DCR is unfit to manage the environment. These latest outrages should be immediately ended.

The DCR should be stripped of as many of its responsibilities on the Charles River Basin as is possible.  It received responsibility for the banks of the Charles River Basin in the legislative attempt to end the outrage which was the Metropolitan District Commission.

The responsibilities of the DCR should be transferred to the Department of Transportation which took over the MDC’s responsibilities for the bridges across the Charles River. MassDOT is not perfect. The DCR approaches being perfect from the wrong direction.

MassDOT has shown its willingness and capability to stand up to the DCR and to its partner in destruction, the City of Cambridge, along with Cambridge’s fake “protective” groups.

The minimal transfer on the Cambridge side should be from the Longfellow Bridge to the Western Avenue Bridge.

Additionally the transfer should include that portion of Boston's Soldiers Field Road from the BU Bridge to its end in Brighton.  This area starts with the area which MassDOT is currently planning in the Mass. Pike reorganization.

But then again, there is a lot of logic in giving MassDOT the Charles River from the Boston Harbor Dam to the next dam to the west, in Watertown.  There is still a lot to destroy that destroyers would love to pay their contractor friends to destroy.  And, looking at the efficiency in destruction of the DCR, it is entirely possible that my study of this area missed a lot of vileness on the Cambridge / Watertown block called Birmingham Parkway.


2. Contact Information to prevent this outrage.

a. Officials.

Please object to the massive, irresponsible destruction achieved and yet threatened.

Governor Baker: 617-725-4005, 888-870-7770 (888 free in state)
Internet Email form: http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituent-services/contact-governor-office/

These destructive people are people from the bureaucracy which reports to him, using money allocated by the opposing party.  It would be very much to the governor’s advantage to save the people of Massachusetts from the costs of this outrageous boondoggle, financially, politically, environmentally, and from protecting the animals of the Charles River from an acceleration of heartless animal abuse in which Cambridge and the bureaucrats are belligerently guilty.

Additionally, the City of Cambridge approaches being a one party state, and the party is the opposite party of that to which the governor belongs.

Cambridge City Council: 617-349-4280, council@cambridgema.gov

Letters can be sent c/o City Clerk, City of Cambridge, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139.  They should include a cover letter asking that that the letter be made part of the communications to the Cambridge City Council at their next meeting.  Because of the timing, letters could be a waste of time.

Formal Email Communications to the Cambridge City Council can be done in a similar manner.  The City Clerk’s email address is dlopez@cambridgema.gov.  These become part of the formal record.  The above address is recorded but not part of the formal package.  The above address, however, is immediate, as opposed to the next Monday night when they have a meeting.  Because of the timing, formal emails could be a waste of time.

Legislators: 617-722-2000, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/201304/emails-for-all-massachusetts.html

Contact information as to individuals who might be of value for communications:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-can-we-do-to-help-on-charles-river.html.


b. Friends of the White Geese.

Volunteers are needed and encouraged.  Please contact us at 617-283-7649 or boblat@yahoo.com.

Financial help is needed and encouraged.  This blog has a donate button which links to PayPal.  PayPal confuses me.  I am pretty sure I have charged through American Express, and their materials show all credit cards, but they may somehow amount to a debit card type of arrangement, or perhaps they let you use the credit cards the first time. .

If you would rather use snail mail, please mail to Friends of the White Geese, PO Box 391412, Cambridge, MA 02139.  Checks would be necessary in snail mail.  Please provide your name and address.  I can imagine the pious nonsense which would come from these people with regard to anonymous contributions.

Whatever you can do would be of help.


3. Cambridge Censors Opposition to Tree Destruction.

As stated at the beginning of section 1, above, I have been threatened with a $25 fine PER LEAFLET for leafleting in responsible Cambridge false claims of sainthood on tree maintenance.

Here is the text of my objection to the guilty, the Cambridge City Council, to be dated February 1, 2016 and delivered in hand, accordingly.

* * *


City Council
City of Cambridge
c/o City Clerk
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02139

RE: Cambridge’s Censorship of Reality on Cambridge’s Environmental Destructiveness.

TO THE HONORABLE, THE CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL:

You, through with your conconspirator, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, admit to destroying 150 trees on Memorial Drive.  Your plans call for the destruction of at least 100 more.  This is part of a pattern which includes but is not limited to your outrageous destruction of the excellent grove at the entrance to the Cambridge Common and more than 3.4 acres of Alewife.

You do pretty much non stop lying that you are environmental saints.

Part of the lying which is so normal in Cambridge is suppression of the very vile record which you have.

It was driven home to me very clearly by the Fresh Pond Park Ranger on January 31, 2016.  She was giving a lecture which is part of the ongoing pattern of fooling your voters into thinking that you are responsible people.  She was oozing about Cambridge’s love for the trees you are destroying.

You, through her, are clearly abusing your office to lie to people.  I leafleted a presentation of the Fresh Pond Ranger with a leaflet objecting to YOUR and the DCR’s outrageous ongoing destruction on the Charles River.  She was giving people the false impression that you are environmentally responsible.

I was given a warning that I cannot leaflet her misleading presentations with your record.  She gave me a warning that the next time I leaflet one of her misleading presentations with your very vile reality I would be given a $25 ticket PER LEAFLET.

This is reality.  You have a reprehensible environmental record and you sic your cheerleaders on the public with non stop lies to the contrary.

At the Fresh Pond Ranger’s speech yesterday, you extended your non stop fraud on the voters through abuse of the powers of your office, threatening fines for communicating your very vile reality.

Outrageous, and distressingly part of the common stench.  You have no shame.


4. Past Reports in THIS series, and key communications to government agencies.

a. Communications to Public Agencies — Cambridge City Council, destruction plans; MassDOT proposing sanctions; DCR adding to the sanctions.

(1). DCR Destruction Plans as provided to Cambridge City Council by me on April 1, 2014, full publication of plans in post: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/tree-destruction-plans-charles-river.html
(2). Letter to Governor objecting to Logging Outrage and to DCR Vileness, November 10, 2016, inhand to office at 2 pm.  The morning of November 11, 2016, State House Announced the November 10, 2016 resignation without notice or explanation of the head of the DCR: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-governor-letter-objecting.html
(3)` Detailed analysis to MassDOT suggesting, at minimum that they get legislative approval to allow DCR to manage open space being created in the Mass. Pike (I90) reconstruction on the south side of the Charles, ideally to ban DCR from the project area: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-r-to-massdot-bar-dcr-from-mass.html.
(4). Communication to DCR objecting to the fraud of seeking “approvals” for the irresponsible, but much less irresponsible project at Magazine Beach while going forward with this outrage in secret, October 13, 2015: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-formal-objection-to-dcr.html.
(5). Charles River: Thought Control and the City of Cambridge, MA, USA, November 5, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-thought-control-and-city.html.

This is a strikingly short summary of fake groups in the City of Cambridge and their use to lie to the population that Cambridge and its accomplices are responsible entities while fighting, fighting, fighting for destruction.  With me on the responsible side.  I have had a lot of very major victories.  The victories are timed as my time allows, and as I see an opening.

b. Past Reports in this series.

(1). Report 1.  Charles River:  Massive Tree Destruction Appears Imminent on Memorial Drive, October 4, 2015.  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-massive-tree-destruction.html.
(2). Report 2.  Memorial Drive Plans and Photos, October 5, 2015: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-memorial-drive-logging.html
(3). Report 3. Charles River: CURRENT Memorial Drive Construction Zone, October 6, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-photos-current-memorial.html
(4). Report 4. Charles River: Photos, CURRENT Memorial Drive Construction Zone and Major Likely Victims, October 8, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-photos-current-memorial.html
(5). Report 5.  Flash: DCR Going Ahead with Massive Destruction on Memorial Drive, October 22, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-flash-dcr-going-ahead.html
(6). Report 6. Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - first group of photos October 23, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary.html
(7). Report 7.  Logging preliminary photos - second group of photos, October 23, 2015   http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary_23.html
(8). Report 8.  Logging preliminary photos - third group of photos, October 24, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary_24.html.
(9). Report 9.  Logging preliminary photos - fourth group of photos, October 25, 2015: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/re-charles-river-logging-preliminary.html
(10). Report 10.  Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - fourth group of photos - the doomed cherry orchard, October 26, 2015:   http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary_26.html
(11). Report 11.  Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - sixth group of photos - the doomed cherry orchard, October 28, 2015: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary_28.html.
(12). Report 12, Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - seventh group of photos, update on the ground, November 2, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-preliminary.html.
(13). Report 13, Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - eighth photos condemned cherry strand revisited, update on the ground, November 6, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-preliminary_7.html
(14) Charles River: Logging photos - ninth photos first destruction likely east of BU Cambridge Boathouse, November 15, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-photos-ninth.html
(15) Charles River: Logging photos - 10th photos: Doomed Cherry Grove, doomed magnificent Willow, November 8, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-photos-10th.html
(16) Charles River Logging: More Fraud on the Governor/legislature?  November 24, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-more-fraud-on.html
(17) Charles River: Logging photos - 11th photos: Destruction of habitat, increased starvation attack on Charles River White Geese, November 27, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-photos-11th.html
(18) Charles River: Logging photos - 12th photos: Destruction of habitat, increased starvation attack on Charles River White Geese, completion of 11th photos:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/charles-river-logging-photos-12-th.html
(19) Charles River: Logging photos - 13th photos: Doomed trees just west of Mass. Ave. Bridge.:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/charles-river-logging-photos-13th.html
(20) Charles River: DCR Chair Resigns; DCR Lead Presenter Disappears?  December 23, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/charles-river-logging-photos-next-one.html
(21) Thanks to Governor Baker:  Charles River: DCR Chair Resigns, January 7, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/thanks-to-governor-charles-river-dcr.html
(22) Logging Starts on the Charles River: Hyatt Regency Trees Destroyed, January 14, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/logging-starts-on-charles-river-hyatt.html
(23) Logging Proceeds on the Charles River: Destruction east from Hyatt Regency to Magnificent Cherry Grove, January 14, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/logging-starts-on-charles-river.html
(24) Charles River:  Logging Proceeds, condemned Cherry Grove view, response to DCR nonsense, January 17, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-logging-proceeds.html
(25) Charles River:  Logging approaches 70, Mid MIT Campus, January 20, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-logging-approaches-70-mid.html
(26) Charles River: A Responsible Solution to an inexcusable outrage, January 21, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-responsible-solution-to.html
(27) FLASH, Charles River, Magnificent Linden Destroyed.  Magnificent Willow Next?, January 21, 2016: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/flash-charles-river-magnificent-linden.html
(28) Charles River: Logging proceeds; local state rep “confused”.  January 22, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-logging-proceeds-local.html
(29) Charles River: Logging, two more days of destruction, January 26, 2016  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/re-charles-river-logging-two-more-days.html
(30) Charles River Destruction reaches 110.  Councilor gives false impression of is record, January 26, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-destruction-reaches-110.html
(31) Charles River: Logging Destruction reaches 130?  Guilty City Council Points at Transient Circuses., January 28, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-logging-destruction.html

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Charles River: Logging Destruction reaches 130? Guilty City Council Points at Transient Circuses.

Charles River: Logging Destruction reaches 130?  Guilty City Council Points at Transient Circuses.

1. Charles River: Logging Destruction Reaches 130?  A Guilty City Council Points at Transient Circuses
a. Summary.
(1) Charles River: Logging Destruction Reaches 130?  A Guilty City Council Points at Transient Circuses.
(2) General.
b. Introductory.
c. “Reasons” for massive tree destruction change again.
d. Summation.
2. Contact Information to prevent this outrage.
a. Officials.
b. Friends of the White Geese.
3. Logging Destruction Reaches 130?  A Guilty City Council Points at Transient Circuses
4. Past Reports in THIS series, and key communications to government agencies.
a. Communications to Public Agencies — Cambridge City Council, destruction plans; MassDOT proposing sanctions; DCR adding to the sanctions.
b. Past Reports in this series.


(1) Charles River: Logging Destruction Reaches 130?  A Guilty City Council Points at Transient Circuses.

a. Summary.

(1) Logging Destruction Reaches 110.  City Councilor gives false impression of himself.

I was at the Cambridge City Council on Monday night.

THEY HAVE RECEIVED EVERY CONDENSED VERSION OF THESE REPORTS CONCERNING THE ONGOING DESTRUCTION.

They had prominent on their Committee Report agenda Monday night the topic of pointing at circuses using roads through their city.  They allege concern for animal abuse, etc. (and do not want to know about the heartless animal abuse on the Charles River, or about their and their friends' outrageous and wasteful tree destruction).  This is a continuing con.

I leafleted all apparently decent human beings entering the Council’s meeting room.

A losing candidate nicely objected to all the notices.

ALL THE DESTRUCTION ON THE CHARLES RIVER HAS BEEN EXPLICITLY APPROVED BY CITY STAFF.

Destruction on the Charles River was approaching 130 and the highly paid contractors are now moving rapidly, “earning” their welfare for contractors.

The Cambridge City Council gave the go ahead for the Charles River outrage by destroying their own Cambridge Common last year, and by their VERY LOUD silence after receiving these many reports since then.  I gave them the plans around April 1 2014.

The game in Cambridge is to lie about sainthood and to sick hypocritical supporters on decent human beings, lying, lying, lying that the Cambridge City Council are saints because they yell at the other guy on matters having next to nothing to do with the City of Cambridge, and keep as secret as possible the very real bad doings of the fake saints in the City ofCambridge.

On Wednesday, Cambridge and the Department of Conservation and Recreation have reached the dense, magnificent trees of the main MIT Campus.

And Cambridge and the DCR are destroying with abandon.

Here is the official photograph of the Cambridge City Council.  ONLY ONE IS NEW TO THE GROUP.  And to get elected, she had to accept a bad reality.

THE GUILTY, 8 OR MORE OUT OF 9.



And the statehouse delegation is unanimous in support of environmental destruction.

My last report contains all I need to give on a new basis.  It is posted at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-destruction-reaches-110.html.

The closing photo showed a block on the median which had not yet been set off with “protections.”

As of Wednesday, that block had now been set off with those "protections.".

The prior reports in section 4 say more than is acceptable to decent human beings.

One repeat photo.

The brown cargo which is BIGGER than the man directing its "disposal" was the trunk of an excellent tree along with many other excellent trees only a few minutes earlier.

And the Cambridge City Council tells its voters to look at their pointing at Circuses PASSING THROUGH CAMBRIDGE.



Governor Baker’s contacts are in section 2.  Please contact him and ask him to stop the ongoing outrage on Memorial Drive and tell him to destroy the Department of Conservation and Recreation in this area as well.  The DCR’s responsibilities on the Charles River basin should be transferred to the adult in the house, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.   Contacting anybody less than the governor is a waste of time.  But the others do love to lie or mislead.  Thank you.

The DCR and Cambridge admit to destruction of 150 excellent, healthy trees.  Their plans show 250 plus including destruction of that magnificent Willow, and essentially, clear cutting of the dense woods between the Grand Junction and the BU Boathouse..

My post on April 1, 2014, concerning city council communications may be read at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/tree-destruction-plans-charles-river.html.

(2) General.

This blog has been viewed by more than 110,000 times from nearly a hundred different countries.

To make certain that new readers know the latest about this imminent outrage, I am standardizing information in this subsection and to the end of Section 2.  Standardization is subject to regular edits to communicate particular points better.

Section 1.a.(2) is new as a general introduction. Section 3 is new and is the purpose of the report.  Section 4 is updated each time to reflect the most recent entries.  Section 2 is pretty firm, but contact information is updated as appropriate.

I have been delinquent in these reports I do not have before pictures for east of the Mass. Ave. Bridge.  That just goes to prove the old proverb.  “It is always a mistake to say they “would never stoop so low” when talking about the DCR or the City of Cambridge.


b. Introductory.

Friends of the White Geese is a Massachusetts Non Profit Organization devoted to defending the Charles River from environmental, mostly governmental, depredations.  The most destructive entities are the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (formerly the Metropolitan District Commission) and the City of Cambridge, MA.  We have been registered with the Massachusetts Attorney General since 2002.

The Charles River White Geese are a valuable and loved gaggle of White Geese who have lived on the banks of the Charles River since 1981 in a mile long habitat centered on the BU Bridge.  They are a mix primarily of White China and Emden Geese.  The gaggle includes a number of members (and one Patriarch) of Toulouse Goose descent.

The Charles River White Geese have a clear governmental structure based on family groupings.  They have survived impressively in the middle of a very dense municipal area.  They have been the source of tourist and commuter admiration from surrounding communities.

Cambridge and the DCR are deliberately starving the Charles River White Geese and have aggressively made the situation worse.  Detailed analyses are provided in documents for which links are provided in section 4.a. below.

A few years ago, the Massachusetts legislature attempted to destroy the Metropolitan District Commission which was responsible for the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge.

The legislature divided the MDC responsibilities among the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.  The MassDOT transfer has been, for the most part a success.  The DCR transfer has been a failure.

The destructive situation in the MDC has simply changed names, as far as the DCR transfer has gone.

MassDOT has stood up to more than one outrage proposed by Cambridge and/or by the DCR, or by related “activists.”

The DCR created irresponsible plans for destruction of hundreds of excellent trees and animal habitat between the BU and Longfellow Bridges on the Cambridge side of the Charles River.  The DCR worked closely with the City of Cambridge which, in Spring 2015, destroyed its own Cambridge Common.

The DCR and Cambridge have sneaked through legislation authorizing all this destruction based on 2009 plans (bragged to be 19th Century plans) without any meaningful public communication.  This was on top of a funding vote in 2014 based on fraudulent actions, clearly by a fake group which has done environmental destruction for the DCR, possibly by the legislative liaison of the DCR.

The DCR is rather clearly slapping the face of the local cheerleaders controlled by the City of Cambridge who have been fighting for this destruction as a company union for years.

The DCR is conducting fake public input on irresponsible plans for the Magazine Beach playing fields, just west of the BU Bridge.  The massive logging proposed is east of the BU Bridge, running to the Longfellow Bridge.  The DCR is refusing any form of input in their “public meetings” on the massive loggings.

The DCR does not even allow the fraudulent public input they are allowing concerning the most irresponsible parts of the Magazine Beach proposal to be given meaningful respect.  It is no coincidence that the person representing the DCR has been part of the outrage from the beginning.  He repeatedly promised “no intent to harm” the Charles River White Geese as he was doing terrible things to them.

“Public input” is “allowed” by the DCR on everything except their irresponsible behavior.  Comments on their irresponsible behavior is ignored if not silenced.

The irresponsible behavior is not negotiable.

To date the tree destruction on the Charles River as part of the DCR outrage is about 70.

c. “Reasons” for massive tree destruction change again.

(1) General.

An additional game is that the DCR has routinely been varying its explanation for destruction of all those trees and animal habitat depending on the audience.  Boston residents who have been fighting for destruction may have taken a hike, so the pitch used to bring them in has disappeared, at least for the time being..

(2) A Culture of Outrageous Lies.

The standard pitch with many of the people we are dealing with is claim after claim after claim.  A reasonable person has to think that, with all the claims being propounded with such great certainty that one of them has to be true.  When the pitch persons know finds out which lie works, the pitch person has found out which lie / absurdity is the “truth”.  The “truth” in their world is the lie / piece of nonsense that gets swallowed.

Commonly, as is apparently the situation on the Charles River, the lies are tailored to the listener.  The explanation varies from listener to listener, and thus each recipient of lies gets his / her own “truth.”

These development mentalities even have a term for this pattern.  It is called “getting things done.”  And to many members of this culture, the person who best achieves this success is held in great esteem.  “Getting things done” to so many people is the only value.

(3) Won’t it look great in 40 years?

Depending on the audience, the story is back to the original one: Won’t it look great in 40 years?

In particular, these sick people have a holy grail they have not mentioned for awhile: plans for the Charles River from the 19th Century.

Since the folks who wrote those plans could not think of cherry trees, cherry trees are being massively destroyed, almost all of them.  The same would appear to apply to that magnificent willow, and a whole bunch of other excellent trees, including but not limited to Lindens, Mulberries, Sassafrass, and Zelkovas.

And the folks who wrote these plans were also very happy with dumping sewerage in the Charles River and in Boston harbor.  This reality is not mentioned in this explanation.

(4) We’re putting in saplings!!!!

Nice, but what does that have to do with trees that should not be destroyed in the first place?

And there are plenty of places which could use saplings.  One of them is east of the Hyatt Regency where Cambridge did the DCR’s dirty work for them in the name of sewer work.

(5) Supposedly diseased trees.

An ongoing lie is that they are destroying diseased trees or trees which are in the way of their gold plated highways.

They do not mention the fact that there are no diseased trees or next to no diseased trees.

The lie comes from the omission of the non existence or near non existence of diseased trees.

So they use “or” with next to nothing on one side of the “or”.

But a lot of cheerleaders love it.  They can claim to be on the side of sainthood, even if the alternative wording is just another blatant fraud.

Last I heard, however, the poor dears from the DCR will not even document their claims of disease, obviously because they cannot.  Even, as far as I can gather from the DCR’s Legislative Liaison, the DCR refuses to provide documentation after a request from the Cambridge Conservation Commission.  The DCR looks determined to destroy the evidence as soon as possible by destroying excellent healthy trees.

And the Boston Globe swallowed the flat out lie in 2009 that all trees being destroyed are diseased.

(6) Norway Maples, shudder.

Listening to the legislative liaison emoting with belligerence that they are destroying Norway Maples, and totality ignoring the reality that there is no edict to destroy existing Norway Maples, I have even more sympathy for a good reporter from the Boston Globe who has done good work, but who swallowed the diseased lie.

The kind way to describe the legislative liaison's statement is that he lied through omission, not mentioning the scores of excellent cherries, that magnificent willow, the Lindens, the Mulberries, the Sassafrass, the Zelkovas, and the others.

But his strong statement was much more than lying through omission. "We are destroying Norway Maples." with the belligerence he used, clearly stated that that is all they are destroying.

The liaison then went into a communication that it was unthinkable to object to the DCR’s environmental outrage.

Here is a photo of the excellent Willow which the Cambridge and the DCR are fighting to destroy under the lie that it is a, shudder, Norway Maple.



I have not heard that it has been destroyed YET.  The excellent Linden which was its lone mate has now been destroyed and its trunk removed.

The fake “protective” group which Cambridge lies is a responsible entity has started lying about the quality of the trees they have destroyed.

The Willow is very lonely AND VERY THREATENED.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation subsequently commented in response to a question at a public meeting that MassDOT is only interested in planting Norway Maples in the open space it is creating from rearrangement of that portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike (I90) south of the Charles River near the Magazine Beach area, but on the opposite side.

There is a striking difference between responsible, normal humans and Cambridge and the DCR.

(7) Bike Highway.  Pedestrian highway.

This pitch is a current pitch to those who will swallow it.

When I have been standing on the existing bike highway and telling people, as the bikes go by, that hundreds of trees are being destroyed to create a bike highway, I get a look at the bikes going by, and a disgusted laugh.

Then I point out that the trees are also (including that Willow) being destroyed to create a walking path next to the river, the response get downright incredulous, especially since the existing pedestrian path is a lovely, hard trod dirt path, very well fit for the environment.

But the bureaucrats, and their contractors who get paid for the outrage, want gold plating.  Gold plating is good for their pocket books.  And contractors get paid to destroy and get paid to put in saplings to replace trees that should not have been destroyed in the first place.

This gold plate mentality was a reason why the state legislature destroyed the Metropolitan District Commission and split its responsibilities on the Charles River between the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (bridges) and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (shore).

MassDOT has been commendable in its management of this portion of the Charles River.  MassDOT looks like the adult in the room when dealing with Cambridge and the DCR.

DCR got the managers from the MDC with the MDC vileness that the legislature was trying to destroy.

Interestingly, many people who have been fighting most for this destruction with this “explanation” turn out to include people who live on the Boston side of the Charles River.  These folks are fighting for maximum increase in open space on the Boston side in the Mass. Pike (I90) project.  These people lie that they are environmentalists.

Talking to pedestrians, and standing the middle of the existing bicycle highway, people concerned about the massive tree destruction seemed to think there always is a bike highway.

(8) Apparently clear fraud.

As near as I can figure out, the original lobbying effort in the legislature amounted to the falsely named Charles River “Conservancy” showing a petition for underpasses under three bridges further out on the Charles.  It appears that they lied that the petition for underpasses supported this massive destruction, without, of course, mentioning the destruction.  The words obviously used fit the claim of the name that this entity is conserving the Charles River rather than fighting for its destruction.

Thus, the $20 million looks like it was obtained through outright fraud.

The falsely named Charles River “Conservancy” openly supported this destruction about ten years ago when fraud was not the in thing.  The destruction has not changed.  They are still using that fake name as well, giving the Legislature the impression that they are the good guys.

Fraud is now the open tool.

And then you have the fake group fighting for destruction with the falsehood of being a neighborhood association “concerned” about the Charles River.  It develops at least some members of the fake group look like they fought for the destruction of these hundreds of trees so that they could plan the saplings to replace which should not have been destroyed in the first place.  This is how vile the fake groups get in the City of Cambridge.

Then you have the DCR's "legislative liaison." It is silly to think that his nonsense was not given by him to the legislature / the governor's office.  But I do not know if he were around when the original approval was obtained.  If he were, that ramps up the fraud reality.

(9) Cambridge City Council.

The Cambridge “City Council” is belligerently destructive of the environment, with falsehoods claiming sainthood about far less important issues than massive tree destruction, and heartless animal abuse.  The Cambridge City Council brags that they are “responsible” by yelling at the other guy and keeping their own depravities as secret as possible.  They voted in favor of the three underpasses which the falsely named group claims puts them in support of the massive logging.

With the Cambridge “City Council”, however you have the reality that silence in the face of circumstances which call for outrage is consent.

Lack of outrage when outrage is called for is consent.

d. Summation.

The DCR is unfit to manage the environment. These latest outrages should be immediately ended.

The DCR should be stripped of as many of its responsibilities on the Charles River Basin as is possible.  It received responsibility for the banks of the Charles River Basin in the legislative attempt to end the outrage which was the Metropolitan District Commission.

The responsibilities of the DCR should be transferred to the Department of Transportation which took over the MDC’s responsibilities for the bridges across the Charles River. MassDOT is not perfect. The DCR approaches being perfect from the wrong direction.

MassDOT has shown its willingness and capability to stand up to the DCR and to its partner in destruction, the City of Cambridge, along with Cambridge’s fake “protective” groups.

The minimal transfer on the Cambridge side should be from the Longfellow Bridge to the Western Avenue Bridge.

Additionally the transfer should include that portion of Boston's Soldiers Field Road from the BU Bridge to its end in Brighton.  This area starts with the area which MassDOT is currently planning in the Mass. Pike reorganization.

But then again, there is a lot of logic in giving MassDOT the Charles River from the Boston Harbor Dam to the next dam to the west, in Watertown.  There is still a lot to destroy that destroyers would love to pay their contractor friends to destroy.  And, looking at the efficiency in destruction of the DCR, it is entirely possible that my study of this area missed a lot of vileness on the Cambridge / Watertown block called Birmingham Parkway.


2. Contact Information to prevent this outrage.

a. Officials.

Please object to the massive, irresponsible destruction achieved and yet threatened.

Governor Baker: 617-725-4005, 888-870-7770 (888 free in state)
Internet Email form: http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituent-services/contact-governor-office/

These destructive people are people from the bureaucracy which reports to him, using money allocated by the opposing party.  It would be very much to the governor’s advantage to save the people of Massachusetts from the costs of this outrageous boondoggle, financially, politically, environmentally, and from protecting the animals of the Charles River from an acceleration of heartless animal abuse in which Cambridge and the bureaucrats are belligerently guilty.

Additionally, the City of Cambridge approaches being a one party state, and the party is the opposite party of that to which the governor belongs.

Cambridge City Council: 617-349-4280, council@cambridgema.gov

Letters can be sent c/o City Clerk, City of Cambridge, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139.  They should include a cover letter asking that that the letter be made part of the communications to the Cambridge City Council at their next meeting.  Because of the timing, letters could be a waste of time.

Formal Email Communications to the Cambridge City Council can be done in a similar manner.  The City Clerk’s email address is dlopez@cambridgema.gov.  These become part of the formal record.  The above address is recorded but not part of the formal package.  The above address, however, is immediate, as opposed to the next Monday night when they have a meeting.  Because of the timing, formal emails could be a waste of time.

Legislators: 617-722-2000, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/201304/emails-for-all-massachusetts.html

Contact information as to individuals who might be of value for communications:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-can-we-do-to-help-on-charles-river.html.


b. Friends of the White Geese.

Volunteers are needed and encouraged.  Please contact us at 617-283-7649 or boblat@yahoo.com.

Financial help is needed and encouraged.  This blog has a donate button which links to PayPal.  PayPal confuses me.  I am pretty sure I have charged through American Express, and their materials show all credit cards, but they may somehow amount to a debit card type of arrangement, or perhaps they let you use the credit cards the first time. .

If you would rather use snail mail, please mail to Friends of the White Geese, PO Box 391412, Cambridge, MA 02139.  Checks would be necessary in snail mail.  Please provide your name and address.  I can imagine the pious nonsense which would come from these people with regard to anonymous contributions.

Whatever you can do would be of help.


3. Logging Destruction Reaches 130?  A Guilty City Council Yells at Transient Circuses

Please look at the prior reports, links in section. 4.


The brown cargo which is BIGGER than the man directing its "disposal" was the trunk of an excellent tree along with many other excellent trees only a few minutes earlier.

And the Cambridge City Council tells its voters to look at their pointing at Circuses PASSING THROUGH CAMBRIDGE.

And, oh yeah, here, once again is the official portrait of the GUILTY Cambridge City Council.




4. Past Reports in THIS series, and key communications to government agencies.

a. Communications to Public Agencies — Cambridge City Council, destruction plans; MassDOT proposing sanctions; DCR adding to the sanctions.

(1). DCR Destruction Plans as provided to Cambridge City Council by me on April 1, 2014, full publication of plans in post: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/tree-destruction-plans-charles-river.html
(2). Letter to Governor objecting to Logging Outrage and to DCR Vileness, November 10, 2016, inhand to office at 2 pm.  The morning of November 11, 2016, State House Announced the November 10, 2016 resignation without notice or explanation of the head of the DCR: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-governor-letter-objecting.html
(3)` Detailed analysis to MassDOT suggesting, at minimum that they get legislative approval to allow DCR to manage open space being created in the Mass. Pike (I90) reconstruction on the south side of the Charles, ideally to ban DCR from the project area: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-r-to-massdot-bar-dcr-from-mass.html.
(4). Communication to DCR objecting to the fraud of seeking “approvals” for the irresponsible, but much less irresponsible project at Magazine Beach while going forward with this outrage in secret, October 13, 2015: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-formal-objection-to-dcr.html.
(5). Charles River: Thought Control and the City of Cambridge, MA, USA, November 5, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-thought-control-and-city.html.

This is a strikingly short summary of fake groups in the City of Cambridge and their use to lie to the population that Cambridge and its accomplices are responsible entities while fighting, fighting, fighting for destruction.  With me on the responsible side.  I have had a lot of very major victories.  The victories are timed as my time allows, and as I see an opening.

b. Past Reports in this series.

(1). Report 1.  Charles River:  Massive Tree Destruction Appears Imminent on Memorial Drive, October 4, 2015.  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-massive-tree-destruction.html.
(2). Report 2.  Memorial Drive Plans and Photos, October 5, 2015: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-memorial-drive-logging.html
(3). Report 3. Charles River: CURRENT Memorial Drive Construction Zone, October 6, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-photos-current-memorial.html
(4). Report 4. Charles River: Photos, CURRENT Memorial Drive Construction Zone and Major Likely Victims, October 8, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-photos-current-memorial.html
(5). Report 5.  Flash: DCR Going Ahead with Massive Destruction on Memorial Drive, October 22, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-flash-dcr-going-ahead.html
(6). Report 6. Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - first group of photos October 23, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary.html
(7). Report 7.  Logging preliminary photos - second group of photos, October 23, 2015   http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary_23.html
(8). Report 8.  Logging preliminary photos - third group of photos, October 24, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary_24.html.
(9). Report 9.  Logging preliminary photos - fourth group of photos, October 25, 2015: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/re-charles-river-logging-preliminary.html
(10). Report 10.  Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - fourth group of photos - the doomed cherry orchard, October 26, 2015:   http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary_26.html
(11). Report 11.  Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - sixth group of photos - the doomed cherry orchard, October 28, 2015: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-river-logging-preliminary_28.html.
(12). Report 12, Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - seventh group of photos, update on the ground, November 2, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-preliminary.html.
(13). Report 13, Charles River: Logging preliminary photos - eighth photos condemned cherry strand revisited, update on the ground, November 6, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-preliminary_7.html
(14) Charles River: Logging photos - ninth photos first destruction likely east of BU Cambridge Boathouse, November 15, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-photos-ninth.html
(15) Charles River: Logging photos - 10th photos: Doomed Cherry Grove, doomed magnificent Willow, November 8, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-photos-10th.html
(16) Charles River Logging: More Fraud on the Governor/legislature?  November 24, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-more-fraud-on.html
(17) Charles River: Logging photos - 11th photos: Destruction of habitat, increased starvation attack on Charles River White Geese, November 27, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/charles-river-logging-photos-11th.html
(18) Charles River: Logging photos - 12th photos: Destruction of habitat, increased starvation attack on Charles River White Geese, completion of 11th photos:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/charles-river-logging-photos-12-th.html
(19) Charles River: Logging photos - 13th photos: Doomed trees just west of Mass. Ave. Bridge.:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/charles-river-logging-photos-13th.html
(20) Charles River: DCR Chair Resigns; DCR Lead Presenter Disappears?  December 23, 2015:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/charles-river-logging-photos-next-one.html
(21) Thanks to Governor Baker:  Charles River: DCR Chair Resigns, January 7, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/thanks-to-governor-charles-river-dcr.html
(22) Logging Starts on the Charles River: Hyatt Regency Trees Destroyed, January 14, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/logging-starts-on-charles-river-hyatt.html
(23) Logging Proceeds on the Charles River: Destruction east from Hyatt Regency to Magnificent Cherry Grove, January 14, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/logging-starts-on-charles-river.html
(24) Charles River:  Logging Proceeds, condemned Cherry Grove view, response to DCR nonsense, January 17, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-logging-proceeds.html
(25) Charles River:  Logging approaches 70, Mid MIT Campus, January 20, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-logging-approaches-70-mid.html
(26) Charles River: A Responsible Solution to an inexcusable outrage, January 21, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-responsible-solution-to.html
(27) FLASH, Charles River, Magnificent Linden Destroyed.  Magnificent Willow Next?, January 21, 2016: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/flash-charles-river-magnificent-linden.html
(28) Charles River: Logging proceeds; local state rep “confused”.  January 22, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-logging-proceeds-local.html
(29) Charles River: Logging, two more days of destruction, January 26, 2016  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/re-charles-river-logging-two-more-days.html
(30) Charles River Destruction reaches 110.  Councilor gives false impression of is record, January 26, 2016:  http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/charles-river-destruction-reaches-110.html