Author Topic: NYPA focus? STCC not so much.  (Read 23 times)

Michael Caswell

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NYPA focus? STCC not so much.
« on: May 14, 2021, 11:44:39 am »
The question has been asked -"Why isnít NYPA focused on this critical repair versus clear cutting now?"

The answer is simple. A few temporary rocks in a non critical area, are FAR less important than a dangerous High risk Earthen Dam that was thoroughly neglected by the previous owners.

And, 'clear cutting' is an expression the STCC stole and it refers to harvesting plantation trees. Not relevant here, as this is a completely different problem involving invasive vegetation.

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Re: NYPA focus? STCC not so much.
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2021, 04:04:47 pm »
BTW: What Ms Donk did not mention is that the crumbling wall is on the South side of the Canal, it's level ground and not an embankment, and the spalling cement isn't even a used docking  area any longer.

But it is another part of a canal system that is falling apart at 100 years old. Just like the first Erie Canal did.

And a bit of history,

When the original canal was falling apart and the good folks of New York wanted to replace it with something bigger and better, there was an effort to make the new one more robust to breakage and burrows that caused many issue when mules used the Towpath.

And there was also an active group of people, who were also protesting against the "changes" being suggested to the new Barge canal version back in the 1920s. It's the canal we have today, and mules had been retired by the time it opened in 1926.

And now, almost 100 years later, that 1926 built canal is slowly falling apart, doesn't serve the purpose it used to, and is now in the middle of an "identity crisis".

It needs to be repaired and made "like new" again, to keep it safe...AGAIN.

And once again, people are trying to take a stand against the work needed to insure America's First Highway meets the needs for yet another century of use.

Nothing's changed... People still rally to the wrong cause

« Last Edit: May 14, 2021, 04:06:09 pm by Doug K »