HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Sailing fun on Waverly Lake

Written May 6th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s Waverly Lake isn’t very big — about five acres — but it’s big enough for sailing, especially if you sail your little sloop via radio control from the dock.


Waverly Lake takes care of itself

Written September 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

In the middle of August, a prodigious algae bloom had turned part of  Albany’s Waverly Lake into a slimy mess, and a citizen asked the city council to do something about it. By Friday, that problem had largely taken care of itself.


Can we rescue Waverly Lake?

Written August 14th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Thick gobs of algae in the water and sections of the banks overgrown with berry vines — these are among the reasons why Waverly Lake is no longer a great spot for angling, the Albany City Council has been told, and something should be done.


It’s summer, so paddle Waverly Lake

Written July 5th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Pedaling past Waverly Lake on Saturday, I was glad to see that in this time of turmoil and change, one Albany tradition is being kept alive this summer. The paddle boats are out there again, and have been since the last week of June. The paddle craft have been available for rent on the pond for the last […]


 
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