Clean water, naturally
Fernhill Wetlands is part of more than 700 acres in Forest Grove owned by Clean Water Services and managed in partnership with the City of Forest Grove and Fernhill Wetlands Council. It is also a popular destination for birders who come to see rare migratory birds. The wetlands include Fernhill Lake, Cattail Marsh, Eagle Perch Pond and Dabbler's Marsh, accessible to the public by trails.
1399 SW Fern Hill Road, Forest Grove, Oregon, 97117
Directions: Take Highway 47 south out of Forest Grove. Turn left onto Fern Hill Road and continue a quarter mile to the free parking lot on the left.
In The News
May 1, noon: Community celebration at Fernhill
Clean Water Services will host a celebration to thank the community for its support during the transformation of Fernhill into natural treatment wetlands. There will be snacks, prizes and activities. All are welcome to join the fun from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, May 1, at the Fernhill picnic shelter, 1399 SW Fern Hill Road in Forest Grove. For more information, please call Sheri Wantland at 503-681-5111.
Workers dismantling storage/processing facility to make way for expanded pilot program that uses bacteria-covered rock to remove ammonia from water. (Hillsboro Tribune, 3/27/15)
Peaceful in sunny days, raging in flood waters, video. (The Oregonian, 2/10/15)