A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Bowman dock cleared of debris, for now

Written March 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

I didn’t know it at the time, but when I reported on the big buildup of debris at the Bowman Park dock last Friday, the job of clearing the mess had already been scheduled by the Albany parks maintenance crew.

On the floating dock at Bowman Park

Written March 18th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride Friday I paid a visit to Albany’s Bowman Park and walked out on the floating dock. Here, take a look: That was all there was to it. Who’s going to have to clear all that debris hung up on the dock? Well, it’s a city park, so the job probably falls […]

About that riverside box, let’s speculate

Written March 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It’s nearly two years since I wondered here about this box-like structure off the Dave Clark Path on Albany’s riverfront. I still don’t know why it is there or what its purpose used to be. But now I’m prepared to venture a hypothesis. And  I hope somebody can tell me what it really was. (Somebody […]

Riverkeeper, Albany file proposed settlement

Written March 9th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Willamette Riverkeeper and the city of Albany have filed a proposed settlement of the Riverkeeper’s lawsuit that claimed the city had violated the federal Clean Water Act in various ways.

A little harbor on the river? Not likely

Written March 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Nature, or more specifically the Willamette River, has created something like a natural little harbor on the Albany riverfront. But we’re not going to make use of it.

Edgewater Village: City marks its completion

Written February 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It took a while, but Albany city officials now have formally acknowledged the successful completion in 2020 of Edgewater Village, a development of 58 homes on the Willamette River that overcame tough challenges during the 17 years since it began.

On the river: Check that pile of debris

Written February 16th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Every winter, or so it seems, logs and other debris drifting down the Willamette River pile up against a pier of the Albany railroad bridge. It looks like trouble, but at this point it worries neither the railroad nor the Oregon State Marine Board.

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