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
Driving 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.
Transit directions: Ride TriMet's Frequent Service bus line 57 to Pacific Hwy and Maple; walk or bike about a mile south on Maple St, which becomes Fern Hill Road when it crosses TV Hwy. There are sidewalks most of the way.
No Dogs: Fernhill is for wildlife, so please do not bring pets.
Trails: Some trails are ADA. Bikes are not allowed on the trails, so please use the bike racks.
NEWS & EVENTS
First annual Fernhill Eco-Blitz: Saturday, May 14, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Local biologists need your help as they identify the diverse array of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and plants that call Fernhill Wetlands home.
Volunteers plant 1,100 native trees, shrubs in one morning More photos from 3/19/16 event on Friends of Trees' Flickr feed. Pictured: Mohamed Osman and a young relative planting in memory of his daughter, Ayan Osman.
Forest Grove, Fernhill council, Clean Water Services share award (Forest Grove News-Times) 1/13/16 The City of Forest Grove, Fernhill Wetlands Council and Clean Water Services accepted an award at Monday's Forest Grove City Council meeting that recognized a massive redevelopment of Fernhill Wetlands, led by Diane Taniguchi-Dennis, deputy general manager of Clean Water Services.