HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Heat at Waverly Lake: No pedaling for now

Written July 29th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Heat may not be the only thing interfering with the summertime paddle boat rentals the Albany Parks and Recreation Department normally runs on Waverly Lake.


Waverly Lake algae: How about this idea?

Written July 3rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Like every summer in recent years, Albany’s Waverly Lake is now covered by a growing mass of algae on the surface of the pond. In the fall the algae will die and disappear, and by winter they’ll be gone.


Unsightly algae? Nature took care of it

Written October 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

It was just a month ago that Waverly Lake in Albany was covered — much of it anyway — with thick mats of algae or maybe something else like duckweed. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, almost all of that unsightly growth had disappeared.


It’s the season: Algae choke Waverly Lake

Written September 13th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

My Sunday bike ride took me past Albany’s Waverly Lake, and now I’m wondering about all that algal scum that has covered a good portion of this 10-acre pond.


Looking for a ‘wooden dog’ at Waverly Lake

Written March 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On Tuesday, another fine day in March, the bike and I found ourselves at Albany’s Waverly Lake, looking for the wooden sculpture of a dog someone had told me about.


Riding the Waverly Duck — seriously?

Written June 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

You can look at the Waverly Duck. You can photograph it and paddle around it. One thing you’re not supposed to do, I’m pretty sure, is climb aboard.


Albany to consider emergency business aid

Written March 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Day Five of Oregon’s partial corona shutdown, the mid-valley weather made outdoor recreation less inviting, Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa indefinitely extended the city’s state of emergency, and the city announced that the council will be asked to consider a loan program to help local businesses until federal aid arrives.


 
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