A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Plan set to clean Wavely Lake this summer

Written May 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The growth of aquatic plants in Waverly Lake is getting an early start this spring. An effort to prevent vegetation from covering most of the lake will be made this summer.

At Albany’s Lehigh Park, changes in store

Written May 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

A reader in the Lehigh Neighborhood was intrigued by an online poll about changes the Albany Parks Department has in mind for the playground in the neighborhood park.

Company would clean Waverly Lake

Written May 4th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Parks Department hopes to hire a company to keep Waverly Lake clear of unsightly algae and weed growth this summer.

A ‘rest’ stop on the river trail: Not yet

Written May 1st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

There’s a new sign up that marks Bowman Park in Albany as one point on the Willamette River Water Trail. Well, I think it’s new because I had not noticed it until someone pointed it out.

Wood-chip path: Not great for bikes

Written April 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

That’s a swell-looking new pathway along the Willamette River between Bowman and Eads parks in Albany. Only trouble: The thick layer of wood chips means you can’t ride a bike there.

An Albany park’s name: Who was Eleanor?

Written March 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In a story a few days ago I mentioned Albany’s Hackleman Park. But as I typed the words, I remembered the full name, Eleanor Hackleman Park.

Think ahead to kids playing here in ’24

Written February 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Sunday was another cold day in February. I took one more bike ride to Albany’s Monteith Riverpark, where on Saturday more trees were cut down.

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