A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Progress report in battle against tall grass

Written June 1st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

On Saturday the bike and I returned to the paved bikepath alongside Periwinkle Creek. Sure enough, a long section south of Queen Avenue had been cleared of the tall grass that threatened to cover the path before.

Creek section cleared of junked carts

Written April 9th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Last week, this view of Periwinkle Creek in Albany was spoiled by the presence of a bunch of abandoned shopping carts half submerged in the stream. On Tuesday, as you can see, the carts were gone.

How things look on Periwinkle Creek

Written April 5th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A wooden bridge across Albany’s Periwinkle Creek leads from a dead-end stub of 12th Avenue to the northern end of the Periwinkle Bikepath. The bridge needs work, and so does the creek below.

Apartment project starting near Periwinkle Creek

Written September 18th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The first signs appeared last week that 107 apartments planned off Geary Street near Queen Avenue are now going to get built.

What you see on the Perwinkle Bikepath

Written July 30th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

One of my bike routes through Albany takes me along the Perwinkle Bikepath, and on it you can see different kind of sights, from wildlife to trash.

Hearings set on new apartment complex

Written January 16th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Owners of the former Mega Foods supermarket property are asking the City of Albany to approve dividing the 4.8-acre tract and to rezone the southern section to allow construction of 42 apartments.

Albany seeks to improve riverside trail

Written December 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials have an idea for an improved walking and biking trail along the south side of the Willamette River. The “multi-use path” would follow the route of an existing dirt track that links Bowman and Simpson parks.

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