Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Last Full Day on Charles River, MA, Environmental Destruction Bill

Last Day on Charles River, MA, Environmental Destruction Bill

House Bill H4375 is still on the Massachusetts Governors desk awaiting action by August 14, 2015.  This is the last full day before the deadline.Charles River White Geese Blog

The tree destruction plans for Memorial Drive are posted at  Please scroll down.  Habitat destruction would coincide.

For your information, I am posting a photo of the entrance to the hovel to which the Charles River White Geese are being starved and confined.  The excellent tree in the middle of the photograph appears on the first page of the destruction plans in a grey circle indicating destruction.  It is about normal size for the massive destruction these people are fighting for.  It is the tree which towers over everything else.

The key language is as follows.  This is the third different funding amount I am aware of.  It started at $24 million, went up to $32 million and has decreased to $20 million.  The governor can veto parts of the bill.

I think a reasonably accurate description is House Bill H4375, section 2C, 2890-7035, printed lines 1295 to 1298.


Department of Conservation and Recreation. 1249

. . .

 provided further, that $20,000,000 shall be expended to complete
1296 the planning, design and construction of Phase II of the Historic Parkways Initiative along the
1297 section of the Memorial drive between the Longfellow bridge and the Boston University bridge
1298 in the city of Cambridge; . . .


The Governor may be contacted on the net by his email form at  His office may be contacted by telephone at 888-870-7770.  This is a free call from Massachusetts.

Thanks for whatever you can do.