Monday, March 18, 2013

Destroyed Nesting Area: Resumption of Outrage Confirmed.

Following up on Shashi’s report, I was at the Destroyed Nesting Area of the Charles River White Geese this morning.

This formerly wild meadow is located on the Cambridge, MA, USA (north) side of the Charles River, immediately east of the BU Bridge. It is separated from Memorial Drive by an on ramp. Before the irresponsible state agency and its friends started destroying, this meadow was home to a wide variety of free animals including many species of birds.

I saw six vehicles parked in the most environmentally sensitive part of the DNA, three had company markings, three did not. No vehicles were parked under Memorial Drive, in striking contrast to the workers on the BU Bridge project, normal for the destructive railroad workers. No vehicles were parked in the parking area near the entrance which was created as part of the BU Bridge project. In the past the railroaders had one vehicle in this one vehicle space.

The portapotty which formerly was next to the parking area had been moved to the most important part of the environmentally sensitive area, under the biggest tree.

A rail operated construction vehicle with crane was on the Grand Junction tracks, at the northern end of the portion next to the DNA. It was far from the Grand Junction Railroad bridge which has been the subject of the construction work. Planks ran most of the extent of the rail bridge between the tracks, protecting workers from falling into the river between the railroad ties.

When I got there, the Charles River White Geese were divided into many, probably family, groupings throughout the DNA and even onto the tracks.

As I was leaving, most of the groups were coming together in their favorite spot, under that big tree, in spite of the irresponsible vehicles parked in this environmentally important spot.

One of the company vehicles left, leaving two company vehicles and three privately owned vehicles.

The Cambridge City Council has since voted support for a new highway to bisect this environmentally sensitive area running from the north. The governor has overruled responsible bureaucrats and laid the ground work for another irresponsible highway running east and west. Cambridge and the state bureaucrats seem closer to more mass animal killings at Alewife because their agents are stalling things enough that the responsible alternative is rapidly disappearing. Tree destruction, of course, will be massive.

Nesting Area Destruction on Sunday.

1. Introduction.
2. Shashi’s report.

1. Introduction.

The following report is from Shashi who would love to have help feeding. It was sent Sunday evening.

The trouble is that the reprehensible government of the City of Cambridge has voted for an outrageous highway on the Grand Junction and through the nesting area. I hope this is not it.

That combined with the fake neighborhood association “waking up” could be ominous.

The fake neighborhood association had a meeting in January discussing increased Charles River destruction in which they could not get a rubber stamp vote. They said they would discuss it at their next monthly meeting. No February meeting. No March meeting. April meeting first scheduled for early in the month, deferred to the end.

Perhaps the rotters are avoiding taking responsibility or being used to stand up to outrages from Cambridge and the state?

A really rotten situation.

2. Shashi’s report.

Hi Bob

I hope you are doing well. I received an entire trader joes bag of good beagels soft buns and sandwich bread from a nice person. They were given by a private individual.

I took the food to feed the geese and their nesting site was filled with huge pickup trucks some 12 or so huge pickup trucks.

When I went with my bag of food the geese usually all excited would greet me at the gravel path.
This time I think they were nervous and scared with the constant presence of huge trucks and workmen literally right in the midst of the poor verses nesting area that they did not venture past where thr trucks are all parked.

I went down to their area and was able to feed as many geese as I could all the beagels soft buns and the few loaves of submarine bread.

It is so difficult for these poor creatures. Practically there is very little or no vegetation for them to be able to build or retain their nests. They seem really nervous with the continued presence of huge trucks which number in no less than 10 or 12 just on a Sunday.

I am hoping that this good Samaritan will donate food for the geese in the future. I also hope that in few months the repair work will end.

Kind Regards