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.