Conditions on Albany’s trails range from nice and picked up to messy, as my bike rides along the Dave Clark Path and the Periwinkle Bikepath showed this past week.
One of the things I noticed was that on the Clark Path along the Willamette River, crews working on the AlbanyWaterfront Project have cleared vegetation from sections of the riverbank. I think that’s to prepare for new plantings.
Some white or grayish stuff had been spread on the ground in the cleared patches. I asked City Engineer Belcastro about it. Her answer: “I verified with the landscape contractor that it is an approved horticultural grade soil amendment.”
Here are some other scenes pf the paths taken taken Dec.7 and 8.
The north end of the Periwinkle Bikepath, between Lowe’s home improvement center and the creek channel, has been notorious for trash and graffiti for years, along with unauthorized camping along the creek.
From time to time the city organizes a cleanup of the path, and the graffiti are painted over. But the improvement doesn’t last very long. (hh)