Author Topic: There's a new look to the ECNA Forum, find out what's changing.  (Read 29 times)

Doug K

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Regular ECNA members may have noticed the changes to our Forum Discussion space already.

And the thousands of ECNA guests, who have frequented the Erie Canal Neighbors Association Forum over the past 3 years and have read posts on Forum Topic Boards ranging from Embankment Integrity Work to Addressing Opposition to Earthen Dam Safety and even our Penny Pincher Board, will certainly notice our changes very soon... one of our most popular discussion boards is going away.

Some of you may like the change being made, even welcome it, others may not.

All that can be said is that Life moves on, along the Erie Canal...and we all will learn to adjust with these ECNA changes as well.

We have removed several of our Forum Board recently. Some of them had become outdated as the Canal Corporation work has continued along the NYS Empire Trail and Erie Canal. Some were on Discussion Topics that have been resolved with work done by the Canal Corporation on it's two main Embankment Improvement efforts, the original Embankment Restoration Project (EERP), and the new Embankment Integrity Program (EEIP).

Those two projects are now starting to continue in our area, so stay tuned for more information on those here: 

The list below details which Forum boards were removed from view.






These discussion boards (and posts within) are still available to ECNA FORUM MEMBERS by request. If for some reason you would like to see what ECNA members discussed in these Boards feel free to contact the ECNA Moderator and get temporary access to review some of the past issues Erie Canal Neighbors faced. Some of the information may also apply in the future, so the ECNA will take a "gone but not forgotten" approach.

If needed, they're here for educational purposes.



Perhaps the other TWO Forum Boards that will be removed may impact more of our current guests and future members, sorry in advance, but it's time for both to go.


The ECNA governing body has decided, once again, to remove our most popular ECNA Forum Discussion Board. That is The Opposition to the Stop the Canal Clear-Cut Movement board, by far the most posted and read discussion we have had. We'd like to extend our gratitude to those that made this discussion board possible, we will leave it at that.

Along with the STCC Board removal, the Perinton Community Discussion Board will also be removed from general view. Both of these Forum Boards had a purpose at one time, which like the other aforementioned boards, these discussion have run their course.






The dis-information campaign waged against the NYS Canal Embankment work on Facebook, and especially in the Fairport & Perinton communities has been shown for what it is, a sham. There is no "clear-cutting" going on along the Erie Canal as some might suggest or claim.

But what is happening is a well managed dam safety program to clear unsafe earthen embankments from harmful overgrowth and hopefully prevent the collapse of these water impounding structures that are more than 100 years old.

It's a public safety dam repair program, that is 125 miles long, and stretches from west to east through New York State

The need to provide an opposing view to this Facebook group has been met with this Erie Canal discussion Forum as well as our main website and others that address safety for Erie Canal Neighbors far and wide.


https://ecna.us/

https://ecna.createaforum.com/index.php

https://www.change.org/p/erie-canal-neighbors-friends-help-save-the-oxbow-lake-dam-ask-the-perinton-town-government-to-help-protect-perinton-fairport-from-a-flood



Just like the other 3 Forum Boards that are "gone but not forgotten", these two related Opposition Forum Boards (and posts within) are still available to ECNA FORUM MEMBERS by request. If for some reason you would like to see what ECNA members discussed in these Boards and what approach was taken by the ECNA to fight against Opposition to Public Safety, feel free to contact the ECNA Moderator and get temporary access to review these very popular Forum discussions.

Thanks again for your support
« Last Edit: March 25, 2021, 10:23:16 am by Doug K »

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Doug K

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Folks, there is only ONE Discussion Board on our Forum that holds Post about a Facebook Group who's been opposing Earthen Embankment Repair. If something happens that results in a need to post something for the safety of the public, it usually ends up in this board, because they continue to deny that any Erie Canal safety issues exist.

This STCC Forum Board used to be a hidden discussion, for member only viewing, to help canal neighbors in solving their own "local oppostion" issues that may prevent them from getting Earthen_Embankment Embankments repaired that are adjacent to their properties. Knowing why people oppose the work, is also the start of having the discussion to educate on dam safety and why it matters more to neighbors living along than canal trail users.

A canal bank washout in Macedon, yesterday, has promoted the post you can read here... actually posted by the STCC group, who's leadership and many of its members have stated "would never happen".

https://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/tas/notices/ntm.aspx?id=1630

In fact this groups mantra, by some of the Engineers in the Group, as well as a few neighbors, has been this: "If it ain't  broke don't fix it". Well hopefully they can finally believe that the Canal IS broken, and yes, the Canal Corporation  will now have to fix yet another aging water impounding structure.

https://ecna.createaforum.com/the-stop-the-clearcut-argument/facebook's-stop-the-canal-clearcut-founder-has-been-wrong-all-along-nothing-new/msg1484/?topicseen#msg1484

Sadly, the ECNA actually did forecast something like this would happen, the longer it took to make repairs to its many older earthen embankment  based water impoundments. And because of the careless words of this Facebook group, that delay has now resulted in this type of incident.

The Canal Corporation  has been forced to delay their Embankment Integrity work, and jump through SEQR hoops to get the program restarted, all a result of this Facebook simple refusal to believe public safety is an issue along the Erie Canal.

The STCC Forum Board will be open long enough for the general public to review this latest incident. It will be closed again without notice, and will again be open to ECNA Forum Members ONLY.

Sorry in advance, to our members who may not like this Forum Board open again. We have a few ex-STCC members who joined the ECNA to get better results working with the Canal Corporation  than against them. I promise it will come down again, when the moment is right.

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