The following is close to the current draft of a letter being sent to the Cambridge, MA, USA City Council. A lot of their members claim to be environmental saints. They are not telling the truth.
1. The Outrage.
2. The Solution.
1 The Outrage.
We must apologize that we have concentrated in the truly heinous plans the , MA, USA, City Council and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation support at Magazine Beach on the Charles River and on which they are playing funding games to tell their constituents to ignore the major praise for destruction there.
During the past few days, the Cambridge City Council and the DCR started truly heinous destruction which the bunch of then intend to inflict on Magazine Beach, with the PAID SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE of the Poisoner of the Charles River..
Here is the view they just destroyed. THEY HAVE DESTROYED ALL VEGETATION SEEN IN THIS PHOTO. This is the main entrance to Magazine Beach, the last turn in the pedestrian walkway over Memorial Drive. This photo is cropped from page 22 of our City Council letter of June 6, 2017 objecting to their outrages which are now accelerating. Our letter is posted at http://focrwg.com/agenda1.html.
We note letters from the Poisoner of the Charles River and related in the City Council communications for October 21, 2019. The source of their praise AND THE VIEW DESTROYED FROM THE PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY to Magazine Beach show exactly what the SAPLINGS Cambridge City Council is trying to con people into praising are worth as “replacements” for this excellence they should not destroy. And this is just the latest of their outrages.
We are confident that responsible people who react with outrage to the poisoning of the Charles River will react similarly as they become aware of the outrages the Cambridge City Council and the DCR are inflicting on Magazine Beach proper. And they will not be fooled by saplings or by the lovely words the Cambridge City Council used in funding the Charles River Poisoner for further work destructive to the environmental of the Charles River and Magazine Beach.
B. Before and After of THIS PART OF THE OUTRAGE.
Here are before and after pictures from the ground level by Phil Barber. The X’s identify the before and after photos of the DCR and Cambridge CREATED outrage. The left tree in the before picture DOMINATED the view as people approach this turn on the Magazine Beach side of the Memorial Drive Pedestrian Bridge.
After pictures are as follows:
The above photo is of the remnants of the tree to the left in the before picture teken from the ground.
Until they destroyed these excellent trees, this view was impossible from the pedestrian overpass from which this after photo was rather clearly taken.
This tree, UNTIL THEY DESTROYED IT, was the right tree in the before picture taken from the ground.
Look at the excellence of the undestroyed trees, especially as viewed from the overpass in the first photo. Most of the vegetation is from the left tree looking from this side, but this tree is visible to the left looking from that opposite side.
Phil did a much better job of photographing them through the area of destruction than we did on pages 21 and 22 of the June 6, 2016 letter, or will the better view of the balance of the grove from the overpass be used as part of their attempt to get undeserved praises at outrages?
The highway in the last picture is Memorial Drive. The lanes in the middle go over the BU Rotary. The lane to the right go to the BU Bridge, the Destroyed Nesting Area of the Charles River White Geese and to the destroyed home of the Charles River White Geese for most of their 38 year residence, the eastern part of the playing fields.
C. The Plans for THIS PART OF THE OUTRAGE.
And here are the destruction plans filed with the Cambridge Conservation Commission and included by me on page 19 of the June 6, 2017 letter which is posted on the Charles River White Geese internet page at http://focrwg.com/agenda1.html. It was subsequently fully posted again, and has repeatedly been cited.
If the reader is having trouble understanding these plans, so did we. The reality, however, is that the DCR benefits from having unreadable plans. People have difficulty griping if they cannot figure out or communicate the plans.
In the black and white, THE OFFICIAL, filing, a major tree shows being destroyed just below the path. That is the left tree in Phil Barber’s before picture. NO ADJACENT DESTRUCTION IS SHOWN, and a lot of trees show. The color version, THE UNOFFICIAL CON GAME, includes the right tree being destroyed. Remember the secret definition of the colored lines: The DCR fraud claims a right to destroy ANY AND ALL TREES which have passed the peak of their beauty, NO MATTER HOW EXCELLENT.
Just more fraud.
D. The Context for THIS PART OF THE OUTRAGE.
On general principles, here are photos of this excellent grove from the Memorial Drive side and the Magazine Beach side. They excellence of the grove did interfere with light from the Memorial Drive Side.
From the Magazine Beach side. The walkway visible in the second photo from Memorial Drive is visible on the left in this photo. Cambridge's Morse School is visible across Memorial Drive. View of the bridge is SO FAR blocked by the trees
Please note from the Destruction Plans above, however, that Cambridge and the DCR have more excellent trees to destroy even in this excellent grove. Additionally, please note that wanton destruction commonly exceed publicly announced plans.
The strongest thing the Cambridge City Council has going for it is the constant INCORRECT belief, “They would never stoop so low.”
E. Further parts of the OUTRAGE.
Destruction, construction and planning as stated in our letter of June 6, 2017 as posted at http://focrwg.com/agenda1.html, and any and all subsequent expansions of these plans or related actions should be terminated.
The following are only the most extreme samples.
Poisoning of the River Banks of the Charles River or the Charles River by whatever euphemism, i.e. fertilizer, chemicals, etc.
Destruction of Excellent Trees.
Abuse of resident animals either on Magazine Beach or on other parts of the Charles River or areas abutting the Charles River, including but not limited to the installation f barriers to access by whatever name.
Some of the worst targets for THEIR DESTRUCTION are:
The magnificent willow at the southwest corner of the playing fields / southeast corner of the park.
The magnificent grove overhanging the playing fields at the middle of its western edge.
The magnificent park in the middle of Magazine Beach of which 30 or more trees are doomed.
The MicroCenter Grove west of the Magazine Beach Swimming Pool.
The Cambridge City Council has already, as secretly as possible, awarded a contract to the Charles River Poisoner for early planning to lead to the destruction of these six magnificent trees.
The Charles River is in the background. The destroyers want to move the parking lot on top of the grove.
Some of the trees in this latter photo are not part of the six doomed and excellent trees.
2, The Solution.
A. Terminate any and all contracts and / or funding controlled by the City of Cambridge with regard to Construction or Destruction on or adjacent to Memorial Drive, Magazine Beach, the Charles River or land areas associated with the Charles River, with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and any and all Government Agency, Contractors or others, to include but not limited to the Poisoner of the Charles River.
B, Order any and all governmental and / or other entities performing any and all construction, destruction, planning or other work on Memorial Drive, Magazine Beach, the Charles River or land areas associated with the Charles River to Cease and Desist such activities.
C. Obtain Emergency Assistance from the Legislature to Cease and Desist any and all construction, destruction, planning or other work on Memorial Drive, Magazine Beach, the Charles River or land areas associated with the Charles River to Cease and Desist such activities.
D. Obtain Court Assistance to obtain orders to Cease and Desist any and all construction, destruction, planning or other work on Memorial Drive, Magazine Beach, the Charles River or land areas associated with the Charles River to Cease and Desist such activities.
E. On an Emergency Basis, obtain Legislative approval to strip all activities and / or funding from the Department of Conservation and Recreation in Cambridge and / or the Charles River, and to transfer same to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
F. Bar the Charles River Poisoner from any and all work in Cambridge or on the Charles River.
G. Obtain such additional relief from any and all bodies as may be appropriate to protect Cambridge and the Charles River from depredations by the Department of Conservation and Recreation and / or the Charles River Poisoner.