Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Selected Entities Funding the Charles River “Conservancy” — Part 2

The following is another partial list of entities contributing to the environmentally destructive and falsely named Charles River Conservancy.

This is taken from an attachment to a Fall 2011 fundraising letter bragging, among other things about their fight for a new small vehicle highway on and in the Charles River on the Cambridge side. This major initiative (and not mentioned any more than they can help) would destroy hundreds of healthy trees, wetlands, and animal habitat including major portions of the habitat of the Charles River White Geese.

I have recently reported on the Longfellow Bridge Repairs. This falsely named group was there fighting against the needs of bicycle commuters by restricting them to the sidewalk on the Longfellow Bridge.

It seems likely that this entity and its controlled activists are treating the Longfellow Bridge repairs as an extension of their irresponsible highway project on the Cambridge side of the Charles River. Their irresponsible project would destroy hundreds of trees, wetlands and portions of the Charles River. The project has deservedly been condemned for its environmental destruction by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Their small vehicle highway would be highly destructive to the Charles River White Geese in the tiny area to which they have been consigned east of the BU Bridge. It would multiply destruction there, at Magazine Beach and on the riverbank to the east. It would destroy a magnificent grove of 104 trees at the Memorial Drive Split.

Since the Charles River “Conservancy” constantly and very visibly lies about their reason for existence by using the false word “Conservancy” in their name, the number of troops it presents as activists probably includes a lot of people who have been duped by the lying in their name and by who knows what irresponsible techniques used less publicly.

The CRC’s list of contributors is preceded with the comment: “We are grateful to our corporate sponsors and to the foundations who have supported us over the last 18 months.”

VERY prominently displayed at the top of the list are the following logos:

The Boston Foundation
Massachusetts Environmental Trust
Bank of America
Fidelity Investiments

The third grouping is as follows. Please excuse errors in compilation. Printing is in white letters on a beige background. Definitely not conducive to accurate reading.



Alexander, Aronsin, Fleming and Company, PC
Allston Brighton / Boston College Community Fund
Anchor Capital Advisors, LLC
BoseZen Consulting.
Blitz Media
Boston Duck Tours
Boston University
Cambridge Heritage Trust
Cambridge Trust Company
Charles Riverboat Company
Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
Clean Harbors, Inc.
Druker Company, Lts.
Dyus Corporation
Fields Pond Foundation
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Infinity Pharmaceuticals
Intercontinental Management Corporation
ITA Software, Inc.
JumpTap, Inc.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Icn.
Rosales & Partners
Sun Life Financial
TD Bank
Tufts Health Plan Foundation
WBUR 90.0 FM


Very visible on the list are Harvard University, MIT Community Service Fund, Harvard Business School, Boston University, Allston Brighton / Boston College Community Fund, and the New England College of Optometry.

Our prior posting on this issue presented the first two groupings on this list of shame. It may be viewed at: