A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
Saturday was a fine day to ride a bike around Albany, and on the Cox Creek Path I came across the aftermath of something that has happened on that path before.
A chance to work on the railroad? That sounds intriguing. Makes you wish you were a lot younger than you probably are.
In case you have forgotten, it was more than two years ago that the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality fined Albany $5,400 and gave the city 90 days to submit a plan to stop underground leaks from the Talking Water Gardens.
That’s what reader Jennifer Munro wondered a few days ago. “All of the waterfalls/moving water have been shut off the last two times I’ve gone.”
There is often something to see on Albany’s Cox Creek Path. On Sunday afternoon it was this dead tree that had crashed across the path.
Albany’s Talking Water Gardens remain open to the public during the corona crisis, but visitors may find the waters silent, and lower than they used to be. What’s going on?
A cold and gray afternoon, like the last day of November for instance, is a good time for a cycling tour of the Talking Water Gardens. Because pedestrians are almost entirely absent on the trails.