Thursday, April 24, 2014

Poisoning of the Environment: An exchange with the Boston Museum of Science.

1. Communication received at at 3:42 pm on April 24, 2014.
2. Response, sent 3:57 pm.

1. Communication received at at 3:42 pm on April 24, 2014.

The Boston Museum of Science is located on the Charles River Dam.

They can see Ebersol Fields from their location to their left. Magazine Beach is perhaps two miles or so up to their right.

The big problem on the Charles River is all the hypocrites lying that they are protecting the environment.


Dear Writer of Charles River White Geese,

The Museum of Science is concerned alongside farmers, agriculturalists, economists and consumers with the sudden decline of the honey bee population. Bees are responsible for the pollination of flavorful goods such as almonds, peaches, soybeans, apples, pears, cherries and many others. They are commercially shipped en masse across the U.S. often for rental by farmers. The bee population has fluctuated over time but this recent extreme loss of bees can is defined by Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). The main factor in this phenomenon is that the bees seem to disappear. In CCD Cases, there are very few dead bees found in the hive or around the apiary and sometimes the bees leave behind larvae and eggs.

Honey bee pollination supports an estimated $25 billion worth of agricultural production. As of now, there isn’t an explanation for this drop in bee population. A Museum of Science representative, Erin Ross, mentions that one theory may be, “Varroa mites, viruses, climate change, pesticides, and other factors - combine to create the ‘perfect storm.’” Many organizations, private and government funded, are committed to finding an explanation.

The Museum of Science’s Hall of Human Life offers a section on the bee’s role in food production, their social structure and their unique ability to reverse aging and return to a former body type. Our Discovery Center allows children to dress up as bees and do the “waggle dance” in order to teach them about how bees communicate the location of pollen and nectar. From this exhibit you can see three working hives located on the roof, one of which should be very active as the weather warms up. There is also another hive on display in the Museum.

If you would like to come see what the Museum has to offer about this fascinating event, we would be happy to offer you a pair of tickets to the Exhibit Halls or set up an interview with Museum representative, Erin Ross, on the honey bee population.


Kelsey Derby
Media Relations

2. Response, sent 3:57 pm.

There is nothing complicated about the situation.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation has replaced natural, non poison maintenance with poison maintenance on the banks of the Charles.

In your area, at Ebersol Fields, their poisons did not work as well as they wanted, so they added a poison marked against use on the Charles River. The next day, the Charles was dead from the dam to the Mass. Ave. Bridge.

I would call the Museum of Science's willful blindness a very key part of the ongoing and increasing destruction of the environment of the Charles River.

While you are about it, if you have any concern for the environment, I would suggest you obtain their Charles River Master Plan which includes a clause calling it a goal of theirs to kill off or drive away all animals residing on the Charles River Basin.

I do not think you will stand up against this outrage. I think your willful blindness is part of an ongoing outrage, and your show on attacks on bees just another example of belligerent hypocrisy.

Aside from that, you might be on the side you claim to be on.

Thank you for your self-serving "enlightenment."

Robert J. La Trémouille

Defund the DCR, especially H3332, historical parkways, to protect the animals and trees of our world.

The belligerently irresponsible Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation includes among the policies in its sanctified Charles River Master Plan, the goal of killing off or driving away all resident animals in the Charles River Basin or whatever it can get away with.

This includes heartless abuse including deliberate starvation tactics and deliberate destruction of environment.

The Charles River White Geese are only the most visible victims of this anti-animal pogrom.

The corrupt practices used by the Cambridge Machine to keep or expand the DCR’s destructive behavior show dramatically just how out of touch the DCR and Cambridge are with responsible environmental behavior, not just on the Charles River, but in the ongoing destruction of the irreplaceable Alewife reservation as well.

This is a rotten bureaucracy which has routinely lied about its own behavior and the belligerent corruption of its supporters says everything.

The DCR should be destroyed and its responsibilities split up among responsible agencies.

If the DCR cannot be destroyed, the Massachusetts Legislature's House Bill H3332's section concerning historical parkways should be struck inasmuch as this destroys hundreds of healthy trees between the BU Bridge and the Longfellow Bridge. The DCR used flat out lying of “disease” in 2009 when they sought Obama funds for the same destruction.

The proven destroyers with their record of corrupt tactics to sucker in well meaning folks, are supporting the following amendments to the House Budget: Amendment #648: DCR State Parks & Recreation, Amendment #780: DCR Seasonal Staffing