The Destroyed Nesting Area a Week After the Lazy, Destructive Workers Leave, Charles River, Cambridge, MA, USA
2. Contacts, Miscellaneous.
I visited the Destroyed Nesting Area of the Charles River White Geese on June 30, 2013, and took the following pictures.
The first shot is coming down the staircase which Boston University illegally built, which would have been extremely convenient for parking next to Memorial Drive.
They are under the large tree between the staircase and the railroad tracks. The only other time I have seen the gaggle all gathered under this tree was when the heavy equipment for the BU Bridge work started destroying things.
They were probably keeping out of the heat in a location that had been barred to them for months.
The destroyed vegetation has been removed along with more vegetation of value. The Department of Conservation and Reservation is accelerating its attacks on the animals of the Charles River, in general and this formerly lush, vibrant habitat in particular. Even more horrifying than the destroyed ground vegetation is all that crushed stone dumped in an area which used to be, at least, clean dirt, created by prior irresponsible workers.
The last shot is of a barrier put in place to keep them from crossing the Memorial Drive on ramp, now functioning as Memorial Drive, to get to that luscious grass. So now they are even being starved from eating that little bit of grass.
The real rotters are the liars who claim to love Magazine Beach and tell people to ignore all the very terrible problems, but look at their lovely bathhouse. Destructive hypocrites are the very major environmental problem.
These destructive hypocrites are following in the foot steps of the destructive people fighting for the destruction of the Alewife reservation while lying that they are defending that irreplaceable area.
Both groups lie that Cambridge, MA, USA, its friends in government and its front people are worthy of respect.
2. Contacts, Miscellaneous.
Massachusetts Governor’s Office email form: http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituentservices/contact/.
State environmental people, DES Hotline: ESF.Hotline@state.ma.us.
MassDOT Accelerated Bridges Program: 857-368-8904 or Stephanie.Boundy@state.ma.us
All Massachusetts Legislators’ emails: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/emails-for-all-massachusetts.html.
Cambridge, MA, USA city councilors: Council@cambridgema.gov.
For people listening to Boston Sierra Club endorsements of environmentally destructive members of the Cambridge City Council, you should be aware that
(1) using the world’s definition of “environmentalism,” there are no environmentally responsible members of the Cambridge City Council, and
(2) there are Cambridge Machine activists very visible and apparently very active in the Boston Sierra Club.
If you are talking to a person associated with the Boston Sierra Club, do a credibility check. Ask if they are familiar with the “Urban Ring” rapid transit proposal. This is a subway proposal designed to link the existing subway spokes. I have been working on it since 1985. Cambridge raised the project in a comment to an environmental Impact Statement in the last month or so.
If the Boston Sierra Club “expert” answers “yes,” that he / she is familiar with the Urban Ring rapid transit proposal, ask how many rail options there are. If the answer is “one,” you are getting the flat out lie put out by the City of Cambridge.
Cambridge’s flat out lie is that, of the TWO rail options, the only one that exists is the environmentally destructive streetcar option which the City of Cambridge supports. This option would be highly destructive to the environment near the Destroyed Nesting Area of the Charles River White Geese.
The reality is that THE STATE LEGISLATURE HAS SUBSIDIZED THE OTHER OPTION, the responsible Orange Line / heavy rail option, the Kenmore crossing. The state legislature has subsidized the expansion of Yawkey Station as part of the massive Fenway Park area project which has gotten recent press.
Cambridge’s nonsensical proposal would move Yawkey Station three blocks. The Cambridge proposal would not work without moving Yawkey Station. The Kenmore Crossing uses the now subsidized and being expanded Yawkey Station as part of a brilliant megastation.
You should immediately respond to such nonsense from a Sierra Club “expert” by having nothing more to do with this person. Whether the person is stupid or venal is irrelevant, the person has no credibility and is not worthy of your time.
It is frequently difficult to pin these irresponsible people down in general. The deviant behavior in my test is extreme. They are pious in their demands that, if you are politically correct and pro environment, you have to rubber stamp them. Please do not waste your time arguing about destruction they can wiggle around.
Turn your back on them and walk away fast.