Wildlife viewing, migratory birds, walking trails
1399 SW Fern Hill Road
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Fernhill Wetlands is currently under construction to upgrade it to a natural treatment wetlands. See Clean Water Services Fernhill Upgrade Project for updates and information on what trails may be temporarily closed.
Fernhill Wetlands is located near the confluence of Gales Creek and the Tualatin River. This peaceful site, located just minutes from downtown Forest Grove, attracts wildlife including herons, hawks, eagles and beavers. This is an ideal place to spot migratory birds and waterfowl. There are short trails and viewing stands that make it easy to view the myriad wildlife. Waterfowl populations are daily in the thousands from November through March. Shorebirds occur (at least 17 species recorded thus far) in numbers frequently exceeding 100 birds in spring, fall, and sometimes in winter.
PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are not allowed because even the best behaved dogs may be a threat to the birds and wildlife that nest, rest and feed at Fernhill. Thank you for leaving your dogs at home.
Fernhill Wetlands Recognized for Sustainability
Clean Water Services, the City of Forest Grove and Fernhill Wetlands Council received Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association's (PNCWA) 2015 Sustainability Award for the Fernhill Wetlands natural treatment system “in recognition of projects that showcase exceptional sustainable design elements in the Pacific Northwest region.”
Clean Water Services representative, Sheri Wantland, accepted the award at the PNCWA conference in Boise in November and presented it to the City of Forest Grove at the City Council meeting on Monday, January 11, 2016. Pictured at the right is Councilors Victoria Lowe and Malynda Wenzl accepting the award.
PNCWA is the Oregon, Idaho and Washington member association of the Water Environment Federation. The conference was attended by 860 water professionals, and several sessions were about various aspects of the Fernhill project. Information about the Fernhill Wetlands natural treatment system can be found at http://www.fernhillnts.org/
Annual Birds & Brew Festival
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9 AM to 3 PM
Fernhill Wetlands & McMenamins Grand Lodge
Celebrate the birds and support Friends of Fernhill Wetlands at this year's annual Birds & Brew Festival!
Wetlands has new Friends
Latest News Update: Improvements at Fernhill Wetlands Soothe the Soul
Fireworks at Fernhill: http://theintertwine.org/blog/fireworks-fernhill
Fernhill Wetlands Council meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the Community Auditorium Conference Room, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove.