Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Charles River: Destruction Video posted on YouTube

Charles River: Destruction Video posted on YouTube

Friends of the White Geese are pleased to announce the posting of a detailed video on YouTube concerning the outrageous destruction this year on the Charles River, including the impacts on the Charles River White Geese.

It is entitled “The Destruction of Memorial Drive, Charles River, Cambridge, MA, USA, January - February 2016, 3d Ed.”  It is posted at https://youtu.be/h_u-woTPRJ8.

Here is one of the very large collection of photographs included in the report.

A preliminary version of this report has been cablecast on Cambridge, MA, Cable Channel 8 by CCTV Cambridge, with Internet availability.  It has been studied in a review session of CCTV Cambridge.  The 3d ed. includes modifications to allow for comments in that forum and from elsewhere.

The video is an expansion of presentations made on my Cambridge Environment show on CCTV Cambridge, channel 9 primarily on February 7, 2016, including an introductory information from my cablecast on March 27.  The content has been edited to present introductory materials and to edit the February 7 show to create a presentation starting at the BU Bridge and extending to the Longfellow Bridge.

Added to the original presentation are photos, maps, and destruction plans.  The photos are my work product.  The maps and destruction plans are taken from materials created by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Almost all of the destruction occurred in January 2016.  The photos include before and after pictures between the BU Bridge and Mass. Ave. Bridge (halfway between the BU and Longfellow Bridges), with some, powerful photos of destruction of the magnificent Cherry Grove, IN PROCESS.

The photos in the destruction presentation between the Mass. Ave. Bridge and Longfellow Bridge were all taken during destruction by the DCR contractors.  All destruction is blessed by the City of Cambridge.

The report has integrated in it an update to reflect further destruction in late February near the BU Boathouse.  The destruction was located between the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the BU Boathouse.  The BU Boathouse, in turn has only the Destroyed Nesting Area, the Grand Junction Railroad, and the Wild Area between it and the BU Bridge.

The video goes into DESTRUCTION YET TO COME, and reflects destruction and heartless animal abuse both in the main area of concern, but also on Magazine Beach, to the west of the BU Bridge.  The information page fills in additional information.

Presentations to date have been highly favorable on the video report.  Comments received made the video more powerful than the original edition.  They are appreciated.  I hope my response is considered adequate by the contributors.

I would love to get your comments at boblat@yahoo.com.