East Thornton Lake Natural Area – Hasso Hering


A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Thornton natural area? It’ll be a while

Written March 20th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

It’s been 10 years since the Albany City Council spent $2.25 million to buy 27 acres of fallow farmland and brush on the south side of East Thornton Lake. But its development as a natural area open to the public remains in the indefinite future — if it ever comes about at all.

Diverse ideas for new ‘natural area’

Written March 17th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

It took each of 13 graduate students in landscape architecture only a few weeks to come up with a different concept of how Albany might some day develop the East Thornton Lake Natural Area. They got the assignment in January, and on Friday they showed their plans to a small but appreciative audience at City Hall.

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