A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Something’s new along Cox Creek

Written December 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A new feature has appeared on the Cox Creek Path, one of Albany’s bike and walking trails, and an interesting item it is.

On Cox Creek, heavy-duty mowing

Written June 6th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The ear-splitting whine of chainsaws made me take notice Friday afternoon on the Waverly Drive bridge across Cox Creek. Turns out a crew working for R. Franco Restoration of Aumsville was just winding up a day’s worth of work on the creek banks all the way from near Salem Avenue.

Cox Creek restoration: An update

Written July 11th, 2013 by

Until the other day I had not ridden my bike on the dirt path along the Willamette River from Simpson to Bowman Park in Albany since last year. When I did on July 10, I got my first look at the plantings that have replaced a large area of reed canary grass, an invasive species. So here’s a quick […]

Say goodbye to Cox Creek dam

Written June 11th, 2013 by

A demolition crew was at work Monday on Cox Creek, jackhammering away at a concrete dam that’s been in place since 1932. It’s part of a project to restore natural conditions in the lowlands near where Cox Creek empties into the Willamette River. Last year the Calapooia Watershed Council obtained a $199,000 state grant for […]

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