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HASSO HERING

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On Periwinkle Creek, somebody cleaned up!

Written March 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Wish I knew who got the shopping carts out of a section of Periwinkle Creek in the last few weeks. I don’t. All I know is that the debris I noticed there a couple of months ago has been removed.


The coming ban on plastic bags

Written March 15th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

In the interest of reducing plastic pollution on land and sea, the Oregon legislature this year most likely will enact a statewide ban on single-use plastic checkout bags. But just how much pollution this will prevent is unknown.


Periwinkle’s nutrias: There are fewer now

Written November 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If nutrias are hard to spot now in Periwinkle Creek, it’s probably because a contractor for the Albany Parks Department got rid of about 40 of the pesky rodents a couple of months ago.


The Loch Periwinkle monster? Not really

Written May 27th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”2g6J3dtpKaI”] While Albany seemed all but deserted Sunday because of the holiday weekend, I caught a brief glimpse of one of the town’s elusive but reportedly plentiful creatures. If you click on the video you can see it too, sort of.


Unsolved: Shopping cart mess

Written October 12th, 2013 by

If you want to buy a shopping cart, you can find one online for about $150. They are not, in other words, free or even cheap. You would think that stores are concerned about the theft of an item that costs $150 or thereabouts to replace. But so far they haven’t managed to prevent this […]


 
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