Be Part of Something Big!

February 17, 2018

We’re building a team of volunteers who will enjoy Fernhill while helping visitors learn what’s happening there. You’ll make friends, get exercise and the benefits of being in nature, teach and learn, maybe even share your talents and expertise at special events.

Volunteers receive a 4-hour orientation with snacks and lunch. You’ll learn about Fernhill, and we’ll learn from you. Choose from a flexible schedule of 2-hour volunteer shifts. Monthly meetings are offered for those who want to learn more and build their naturalist skills. The next orientation will be March 31 from 10 am to 2 pm.

To apply to become a volunteer, please contact volunteer coordinator Jan Curry at Volunteers must pass a background check.

Space is limited, so the March 31 orientation will be limited to the first 40 applicants.

Do you love nature, wetlands and wildlife?

Fernhill is designated as an Important Bird Area and is enjoyed as a nature preserve. It’s also an innovative water purification facility that is pioneering treatment wetlands. It has been transformed with 90 acres of native habitat, improved trails, a Water Garden, and amenities for people and wildlife. As more people visit Fernhill and wonder what’s happening, you can be the one to help them understand and enjoy this treasure. If you haven’t yet visited Fernhill, please do at 1399 SW Fern Hill Road in Forest Grove.

For more information about Fernhill, please visit

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