HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Biking around our nice place to live

Written July 31st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Depending on where you go, there’s no shortage of sights to photograph when you go on a leisurely bike ride, as I did Saturday.  This trip took me to Takena Landing Park to check out a case of “theft from a tree,” the subject of a story here. But there was other stuff to see […]


At Takena Landing, checking out a theft of burls

Written July 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

City Manager Peter Troedsson told the Albany City Council in his weekly “Friday Report” about a case of tree vandalism and theft in Takena Landing Park. Saturday I took a ride along the park’s Eagle Trail to see for myself.


Takena gravel bar: Getting it removed

Written August 27th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Let’s catch up on a bit of Willamettte River news: The gravel bar that made the Takena Landing boat ramp hard to use will soon be gone.


City seeks bids to remove river gravel

Written August 16th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany has obtained an emergency permit to remove a gravel bar that has made the boat ramp at Takena Landing trickier than usual to use. Now it’s hoping to find a contractor to do the job.


Takena Landing: A gravel bar and boulders

Written July 2nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Launching and retrieving boats at Albany’s Takena Landing Park has become a bit more complicated this summer. Low water in the Willamette River has exposed a gravel bar blocking the end of the ramp, and there may be underwater obstacles as well.


Riverfront news: Takena’s dock is ready

Written May 3rd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”hJqg7v71K-c”] It took some hard work by the Albany parks crew, but now the new floating dock at Takena Landing on the Willamette River is in the water, ready to be used.


Boating news, and Millersburg fire deal

Written April 25th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

In other riverfront news, Albany-area boaters are still waiting for the new floating dock at Takena Landing, but the ramp at Bowman Park is once again clear of woody debris and OK for putting boats in and taking them out.


 
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