2. Fourth Photos from 10/22/15.
3. Records of an outrage.
A. Communications to Public Agencies — Cambridge City Council, destruction plans; MassDOT proposing sanctions; DCR adding to the sanctions.
B. Past Reports in this series.
This is the most recent report on the imminent logging by the Department of Conservation and Recreation on Memorial Drive on the Charles River.
My blog will not handle all the photos at once. So I am presenting them in sequence. This follows on prior reports with the destruction plans, and other photos, plus suggestions on added sanctions for the previously legislatively punished agency in question.
These photos continue photos of the wasteland partially implementing the outrageous DCR plans. Cambridge started the tree destruction in the guise of a sewer project. Full plans, including tree destruction which has already been accomplished BY CAMBRIDGE are provided in the first link in section 3, below.
The “approvals” received by the DCR for this outrage are non existent. They simply asked for money without saying what they were doing. The DCR has announced a second public meeting for the irresponsible, but far less destructive proposal at Magazine Beach. That proceeds with the fraud of being a responsible entity.
Naturally, the massive destruction is kept as secret as possible.
As near as I can figure out, the 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 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. Fraud is now the open tool.
2. Photos from 10/22/15, fourth grouping.
These photos start with the last photo of the last grouping. You can see the trees which are not being destroyed behind the fence.
This grouping continues photos of the wasteland partially implementing the outrageous DCR plans. Cambridge started the tree destruction in the guise of a sewer project. Full plans, including tree destruction which has already been accomplished are provided in the first link in section 3, below.
At the end, the photos start the magnificent grove of cherry trees at the Memorial Drive split. Off the top of my head, 83 out of 105 trees are condemned. Note the orange mark of death.
The closely cropped bordering vegetation shown is the norm on the Charles River. The 16 foot high introduced wall of vegetation at Magazine Beach is unusual, but it has a purpose. It is designed to and has been allowed to grow to starve the Charles River White Geese. Fraud of omission is the in thing.
It is possible that unprotected trees may yet be protected. I cannot wait until they are done protecting the few trees they are not destroying. By then it will be too late.
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3. Past Reports in THIS series, and a communication showing everything to a bad city council.
A. Communications to Public Agencies — Cambridge City Council, destruction plans; Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) proposing sanctions; Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) adding to the sanctions.
(1). DCR Destruction Plans as provided to Cambridge City Council, April 1, 2014, full publication of plans in post: http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/tree-destruction-plans-charles-river.html
(2). 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, October 9, 2015, http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/charles-r-to-massdot-bar-dcr-from-mass.html:
(3). 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.
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.