Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Charles River: The Cambridge City Council’s SECOND SECRET initiative being initiated.

RE: Charles River:   The Cambridge City Council’s SECOND SECRET initiative being initiated.

1. Introduction.

I have been overwhelmed.  Here are photos of the Cambridge City Council’s second SECRET project at Magazine Beach taken in the last few days.

To put it in perspective, I am attaching the map provided by the City Council’s “Kind of activist” of Magazine Beach showing the previously SECRET funds allocation by, apparently, Cambridge and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

For simplicity of use, I have divided her map into thirds, the western, middle and central portions.

Area 2 in the middle photo is apparently designated for massive deniable destruction.  Two trees have recently been destroyed.

The area above the designated areas in the first / left photo is of particular interest.  DCR and Cambridge destroyed two trees next to the MicroCenter building which were included in the destruction plans filed with the Cambridge Conservation Commission and destroyed two trees in front of the MicroCenter parking lot WHICH WERE NOT DISCLOSED TO THE CAMBRIDGE CONSERVATION COMMISSION.

Neither area is included in the current formerly secret segment, al though this group includes portions of the street, Magazine Street, which ends at the central part, and which was not included in the destruction report.

2. Photos from, approximately June 15, 2019.

3. Photos from, approximately June 24, 2019.

4. Photos and explanation from June 25, 2019.

The chopping has begin in earnest. They’re clearing much of the underbrush along the river’s edge, from in front of the old magazine over to the new deck. They also replaced the stones on the “kayak beach” with gravel. The cut brush is stacked up and a Bobcat is hauling it to the chipper. They seem to be taking 1-2” diameter small trees/brush. I would say about 25% of the total greenery has been removed so far all along the area.