HASSO HERING

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Bowers Rock: Taking a look inside

Written November 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As promised, here’s a look at some of the changes I saw Saturday when I paid one of my occasional visits to Bowers Rock State Park on the Willamette River west of Albany.


On the way to check on Bowers Rock

Written October 31st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The weather on Halloween was perfect for a short bike ride into the country, the object of which was to check whether there was anything new at Bowers Rock. Through all that wind noise on the mike, you may have heard me say “hazelwood.” What I meant was “hazelnut,” of course. Well, at the conclusion […]


What’s new at Bowers Rock: An update

Written September 27th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

It’s been a year since I last took a look at Bowers Rock State Park, that 568-acre expanse of ponds, fields and brush on the Willamette River west of Albany. Is anything new there now? Yes, not much, but a little.


Bowers Rock State Park: Promising signs

Written September 7th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

It was time Friday for one of my occasional expeditions to Bowers Rock State Park, a big chunk of publicly owned land that now is getting renewed attention from the state parks department after decades of not much going on.


Bowers Rock: County is trying

Written May 20th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Sunshine and dry weather meant it was time for my annual visit to Bowers Rock State Park. The park is a good place to see natural open space along the Willamette River. And it’s still hard to get to because there’s no easy place to park and the only access road tries to keep the public out.


Bowers Rock: Broken promises

Written June 5th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Nothing makes clearer the broken promises of Bowers Rock State Park than one little notice on the array of signs at the park entrance, an entrance from which nearby land owners evidently want the public barred.


 
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