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Re: More knitting lessons for STCC members needed!
« on: May 20, 2021, 09:42:43 am »
What??? Mike are you sure they could handle the intricacies of knitting needles and yarn selection?

You must believe that what the Stop the Canal Clear-cut members are doing now is "not constructive".

Their brilliance displayed with intimate knowledge of all things "horticultural", saying they know more than the professionals hired to design & install the current solution in Brockport

The group members constant debating, costs of the Embankment Restoration, looking at one tree and assuming that cost is shared by all.
(78 evergreen & dogwood/winterberry shrubs, most over 7' tall on OUR embankment section, certainly did not cost what this group is claiming)

Their continued inability to see the grass covered earthen embankment UNDER all those new shrubs and trees that were just added.

Even the constant whining from a Facebook group who didn't want vegetation removed from the embankments, and now is critical of the greenery that replaced that overgrown mess.

I am truly surprised that the NY State Canal Corporation didn't "enlist" some of these folks to offer suggestions on what shrubs to use, and where to place them... they claim to be experts on all things Canal related.

Just take a read of the latest "gripe session" about what else... trees.

Oh yea, this Facebook group probably wasn't asked to "assist" with the Canal Embankment Plan, or the current Restoration Solution for a reason.

Most STCC members are NOT neighbors, they simply walk the Canal Trail or live near the founder of the Group in Perinton, where Canal Embankments are failing as we speak... leaking, covered with hazardous vegetation.

And not one of them had an ounce of sense when this work started. They all stated that the embankments weren't earthen dams, that there was nothing wrong with the Canal System, no safety issues existed, it was all "fear-mongering" on the part of the Owners.

It appears that recent Canal Notices about washouts, leaking water, and the need to immediately CLOSE the canal in Spencerport, Brockport and Holley, draining half the water away as quickly as possible, seems to have silenced a few of the "smarter" members of this group, of course some folks there will NEVER see the problem... it's called Dam Blindness.

Don't you think their endless whining about this canal work is "helping" improve the safety of the canal and it's neighbors?

Because some people truly believe it is helping...and they seem to all be in one Facebook group

PS: Just to be crystal clear... Ms Donk is a neighbor, one street over. She did NOT participate in that Arbor Day planting she is now complaining about, back in 2018 when those trees were planted, it wasn't "last year"

And anyone who believes that "deer" made their homes on an embankment dam should probably rethink that idea.

And the deer that Ms. D is speaking of, have lived in the wooded lot next to our property for the past 5 years...not on the embankment. But they DO go to that embankment now, quite often.  They are feasting on all that nice green's about 12" tall and these deer now have more than enough FOOD since the Canal Corporation decided to clear dead trees and plant live grass & clover. Ask any deer hunter, deer will eat clover over a sticky arborvitae anytime.

And for years, neighbors heard all about Ms. Donk's garden being eaten by the same deer, who were there before the Canal cleaned up it's dams in Brockport

Finally, Ms Donk approached me back in 2017 to support the view of this Stop the Canal Clear-cut group. She, and a few other neighbors asked if I would help them fight against this work, and try to STOP the Canal Corporation from fixing these embankments.

I told her & her husband then, along with ALL my neighbors, that I would not fight the Canal Corporation on this work and the reason for that decision is still true today...

It's just not "smart" to protest against public safety work, especially when NOT doing that work could result in canal neighbors being kept danger from potential Canal Embankment breaches and floods. And I am an Engineer, we get paid to "be smart" about safety issues, especially ones that might affect 1000s of canal neighbors
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