A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Riverfront beat: Taking a look at The Banks

Written October 3rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

They’ve installed bike racks at The Banks, the 120-unit apartment complex under construction on the Willamette River near Bowman Park in Albany. So things are looking up.

On the riverfront: What kind of development?

Written September 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

With nothing more urgent on my plate, I stopped on the Albany riverfront Tuesday evening to look around. What I saw was nothing sensational or new, but it prompted me to say:

A growing ‘attraction’ on the Clark Path

Written September 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Is there anything special about the view above? Nope, not really. Except that the pile of driftwood jammed up against the pier is bigger than it was.

Another day on the Dave Clark Path

Written September 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path you routinely encounter walkers, with or without dogs, and the occasional person on a scooter or bike. And now and then you see something of which you don’t know what to make.

Visiting Bowers Rock on a nice summer day

Written June 29th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It’s summer and seasonally warm, so why not make an excursion into the wilds of Bowers Rock State Park? I did, and here’s the result.

On the riverfront path: Fire in a big tree

Written June 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you go west on Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path, on your right just before you cross under the Lyon Street Bridge you see this partially burned-out cottonwood trunk .

Riverside trash would be a federal offense

Written June 5th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Willamette Riverkeeper, a Portland-based group, wants Oregon state environmental regulators to make rules declaring riverside trash to be in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.

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