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Mike's Recent "knitting" Post on the Forum was enough to get me to post again...damn him.

So today the ECNA is going to point out what some may view as either IRONIC or maybe MORONIC statements made on Facebook, about the Erie Canal, by a group known as Stop the Canal Clear-cut.

I will leave it up to the reader to decide how they might view these different posts on Facebook.

But from our perspective this post will answer quite a bit about the group's members & leaders who are posting on their Facebook webpage. Of course the ECNA is working under an assumption that this thing called "common sense" will be applied when viewing some recent posts on the STCC Facebook page.

For those that are new, the STCC is the Stop the Canal Clear-cut group that appears to be filled with members that have little to no common sense. You can go view their webpage here:

Let's take this first one... you decide: Ironic or Moronic?

The Stop the Canal Clear-cut Group Founder posted this, it's the picture Mike Caswell referenced in his post:

But the same professed LEADER of the group, wrote a group charter statement in the ABOUT section for their group on Facebook. In that statement she claimed there was "No Danger" on the Canal and the owners of the Canal System, NYPA, were just "fear-mongering" with their talk about a canal system that had become unsafe, due to earthen embankments, overgrown vegetation, and a failure of the prior ownership to properly inspect & maintain the system.

It's all here in the Stop the Canal Clear-cut's  ABOUT statement:

You decide: Ironic or Moronic? Maybe both...

But there's MORE folks... keep reading.

Here's a few FB posts from a group member that has watched the Embankment Dam restoration first hand, behind his home.

He supports this group, and it's leaders, and saw a 30' earthen dam get cleared, OVER the culvert that faces his side yard. There's a red circle around that culvert in one picture. He shows earth movers on a steep slope angles in pictures, yet claims there is no earthen dam. He then posts that the Canal Corporation is trapping Woodchucks along the canal, who's burrows are a cause of canal leaks, which the group he's in has denied.

He even put up a sign on Canal Property to support this Facebook Group.

You decide: Ironic or Moronic? Again, could be both.

And now that same STCC member, who's stated there are no canal safety issues and the earthen embankment should not be cleared, suddenly finds out that a leak in the Erie Canal near Brockport has caused the dramatic water level drop in Holley, which resulted in some local flooding in HIS yard.

Did he NOT see that culvert in his yard?
Did he NOT understand that he lives below a 30' tall dam with a hole underneath it?
Did he not understand that Holley Falls is actually a Canal Leak caused by elimination of a smaller Holley side canal spur?
Did he ever see that the culvert in his yard was a potential threat?

Suddenly this member becomes a believer that the Canal is "broken" and needs to be fixed...after supporting a group for 3 years that told him the complete opposite. If I was Kerri Neale, and had put my trust in a group that can't understand the real issues that canal neighbors have...well let's not go there.

You decide: Ironic or Moronic? Hopefully a lesson has been learned

And just when you thought you've read or seen it all... we find out that the group's members and leadership is suffering from "dam blindness". That is the inability to see the difference between a LEAKING unsafe, overgrown earthen embankment and a Canal Embankment Dam that has been properly repaired and restored...

Just take a look at this banter in another recent post about a leaky embankment dam in Perinton.

You decide: Ironic or Moronic? Both? Neither?

Sadly, not enough is said by either the NYS Canal Corporation or New York Power Authority about their "canal public safety issue", though they are TRYING to make things right, fix the Erie Canal issues they inherited from the Thruway Dept., and doing it in a way that treats their neighbors with respect. It's a "hundred mile problem" now, but with a group opposing every move made to repair, it might take a hundred years to fix.

If only a certain group on Facebook wasn't deriding every move the Canal Caretakers make, actively spreading misinformation around the Rochester area, about trees & earthen dams, AND trying to CONVINCE people they are "right" about their view of Erie Canal Safety, the Canal Corporation and parent NYPA, probably could get these critical public safety tasks done.

Read the REPLY to this post below and see just how far these folks will try to go to be making claims they help create new Laws around the Canal yesterday.

You decide: Ironic or Moronic?


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