Closing Storrow Drive on Sundays?
posted at 1/15/2008 6:04 PM EST
First thing I notice about the proposal is the people proposing it.
The Charles River Conservancy has spent four years or so poisoning every egg of aquatic bird the CRC can get away with.
The Charles River Conservancy supports destroying the GREEN Magazine Beach playing fields and replacing the GREEN Magazine Beach playing fields with phosphate maintained fields. The EPA thinks more phosphate sources on the Charles River is inexcuseable.
The Charles River Conservancy has run around for years destroying as much protective vegetation on the Charles River as it can get away with. The CRC considers protective vegetation unsightly. I realize that nature is unsightly. The CRC is aggressively destroying nature.
The Charles River Conservancy fought for phase 1 which preceded the soon to come destruction of the GREEN Magazine Beach.
Phase 1 started in September 2004. Phase 1 destroyed all the natural vegetation on the waterfront at Magazine Beach. Phase 1 destroyed all the wetlands at Magazine Beach. Phase 1 destroyed all the animal habitat at Magazine Beach. Phase 1 combined with other City of Cambridge work across from the Hyatt simultaneously barred the Charles River White Geese from ALL their food for the 25 plus years they have been the native residents of the BU Bridge area. The DCR proceeded to starve the Charles River White Geese after four years of insisting they had no intent to harm them. The DCR explained AFTER THE FACT that they do not consider starving the Charles River White Geese to be harming them.
The Charles River Conservancy and other members of a non-profit mafia did a photo op at Magazine Beach in late summer 2005 to brag about the advantages of this project. They said the project would improve swimming on the Charles River.
The project's most meaningful accomplishment is the installation of a bizarre wall of designer bushes which kept dying and proving the lie to claims that they were "native." Now the bushes seem to be surviving and PHYSICALLY BLOCK access between Magazine Beach and the Charles River.
Those bushes BLOCKING SWIMMING off Magazine Beach are the achievement of this project to IMPROVE SWIMMING on the Charles.
Fits the promise to do no harm to the Charles River White Geese.
FLAT OUT LIE.
Now what was that about other "improvements" to the Charles River by the Charles River Conservancy?