A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Waverly Lake algae ‘harvesting’ delayed

Written July 15th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The planned operation to clean Waverly Lake of unsightly green growth has been delayed and likely won’t start until August. That’s the message from Albany officials on the city website and on social media.

On a warm day: Bike, lemonade and books

Written June 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

What was I doing in Albany’s Hackleman Park this afternoon? Taking a break on a bike ride, sitting on a bench in the shade and sipping a lemonade, as you can see in the photo above.

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.

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