Tuesday, August 02, 2011

More specifics on ongoing Alewife destruction

On July 28, 2011, I posted several photos with explanation of the first phase of the destruction of the core Alewife reservation at http://charlesriverwhitegeeseblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/destruction-of-alewife-pre-cambridge.html.

The second photo shows the worst of the preliminary destruction.

Note that you can now see through the trees straight ahead.

I played these pictures live on my cable show Sunday night, together with the Google satellite view. The satellite view is dated. The satellite view SHOWS THE TREES WHICH WERE DESTROYED FOR THIS CONSTRUCTION. Those trees which were destroyed were the size of the remaining trees and they were everywhere in the now construction zone.

The now access road, shown in the third photo, was fully treed before destruction.

And this destruction is highly preliminary and totally unnecessary. This destruction is just to move the utilities in preparation for totally unnecessary clear cut logging of the core, essentially virgin Alewife reservation.

If you would like to compare search “100 Cambridge Park Drive, Cambridge, MA” on Google Maps. That will put you right in the middle of this dead end road.

The contrast with the photos is striking.

The area where these photos were taken is to the left (west) of #100 at what is shown as a round about / rotary.

The destroyed trees / now access road is above (north of) the round about. Above that is the soon to be destroyed core Alewife reservation.

Below the access road is the parking lot shown in the fourth photo. Look on Google Maps at how far that parking lot extends to the right (east) beyond the area shown in my photo. Really a lot of room for flood storage.

If Cambridge, MA and the state in any way resembled the environmental saints that the Cambridge Pols lie that they are, this would be no problem.

Schedule for the worst destruction: probably promptly after the Cambridge City Council elections in November.

Cambridge has a tradition. Very frequently the really rotten stuff is done right after the election. That allows the fake environmentalists to get reelected lying of their environmental sainthood.