Written March 14th, 2014 by Hasso Hering
Ready for another fascinating report from the wilds of Albany’s riverside bike and walking trail, the Dave Clark Path? The path happens to be part of one of my favorite short cycling routes around town. So what about those cracks in one of the piers holding up the Portland & Western bridge across the Willamette River?
Written March 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering
Now there’s something to look forward to if you take the Dave Clark Path along the Willamette River in Albany to finish a long ride on a hot summer’s day. “Cold beer ahead.” Could there be a more welcome sign to cheer the hearts of weary travelers? Or path walkers, as the case may be? […]
Written February 17th, 2014 by Hasso Hering
Here’s what things looked like on Bryant Way outside of Albany this afternoon, Feb. 17. And for a related view …
Written October 22nd, 2013 by Hasso Hering
A federal law, the Clean Water Act, gives regulators the authority to say what conditions they would like to see in our rivers. But nature does not necessarily cooperate, and then there’s the potential for conflict and a lot of public expense. We’re at that stage in Oregon. Since 2003 the state DEQ, under the […]
Written October 19th, 2013 by Hasso Hering
Albany borrowed and then spent upwards of $70 million in recent years to comply with clean-water regulations on the Willamette River. The city modernized and expanded its sewage treatment plant and constructed the “Talking Waters” wetlands project. Now there’s a possibility it may not have been enough.
Written August 8th, 2013 by
Here’s a boat of a kind you don’t see every day. I spotted it Thursday afternoon in the parking lot at Albany’s Takena Landing Park. I loitered for a while hoping to learn more about this apparently home-built craft, but the owner didn’t show. What struck me was the unusual shape: Completely flat on the bottom — […]
Written July 30th, 2013 by
If you’ve thought of launching your canoe from Takena Landing Park, a note of caution. The Willamette River looks placid from afar, and even up close it seems harmless. But there’s a strong current pushing against the upstream side of the dock, made even stronger than the river current itself by the flow around the […]