Birding Fernhill Wetlands with Mike Houck

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Clean Water Services
Forest Grove, OR
United States

Exploring The Intertwine: Birds and Beer at Fernhill Wetlands - Saturday, October 6th

Birding Fernhill Wetlands with Mike Houck: Join Mike Houck, Eric Brattain of Friends of Fernhill Wetlands, and staff from Clean Water Services on a birding foray that combines birding and a tasting of McMenamin's newly released Fernhill Pale Ale. The trip celebrates the inaugural release of Fernhill Pale Ale and improvements to one of the region's premier birding spots, especially if you're into shorebirds and waterfowl and bald eagles at Fernhill Wetlands, the crown jewel of Forest Grove's "Emerald Necklace.” Efforts are afoot to connect the wetlands to trails along the Upper Tualatin River, Gale's Creek, and ultimately, to the Banks-Vernonia Linear Trail. 

Recent improvements at Fernhill Wetlands include a new information kiosk , benches, and at long last, a restroom and picnic shelter near the parking lot. While great for human visitors the most exciting development will be Clean Water Services' creation of a world class demonstration wetland with water features designed by renowned landscape architect Hoichi Kurisu's to cool and aerate the water that will spill into Fernhill Lake. 


Venue Details: 
Meet promptly at 4:30 pm Directions: Fernhill Wetlands are located on SW Fern Hill Road, just south of Forest Grove. Go to Forest Grove and continue south on Highway 47 past Forest Grove, crossing Highway 8 and in one-half mile turn left onto SW Fern Hill Road. Look for the parking lot on your left just south of the water treatment plant. Post birding we'll retire to McMenamins for Fernhill Pale Ale tasting. Bring binoculars, scopes, and dress for the weather. We go rain or shine. If you migrate to Fernhill from afar keep an eye out for special overnight packages at the Grand Lodge.
The tour is free. The beer tasting is paid.

Contact Information

Contact Name: 
Sheri Wantland
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