A whole-system design for innovative water treatment creates a sustaining and sustainable landscape for nature and humans.
- Forest Grove, Oregon
- Approx. 5 acres
- 2012 – 2018 ← Back to All
It may seem unlikely that a waste water treatment program and Japanese garden design firm share the same mission, but in fact, Clean Water Services and Kurisu are both dedicated to purification and heightening human awareness of our inseparability from – and place in - nature’s rhythms and cycles.
Our whole-system design methodology is deeply rooted in place, people, and purpose and is closely aligned with CWS’ “one community, one water, one future” perspective.
Links to the Project Online:
Read more at the Fernhill Wetlands website.
View videos at the Fernhill Wetlands website.
Learn more about Fernhill at Biohabitats.
Read more at Clean Water Services.
Mr. Kurisu has a unique way about bringing nature and healing to the projects and the public spaces that he creates and we're hoping that the space will not only be significant in terms of waste water treatment, but it will be significant for the community ... as a place where water is reconnected back to the essence of who we are.
Diane Taniguchi-Dennis, CEO, Clean Water Services
The gardens represent a space where we're trying to nurture that feeling of nature healing the water ... and a place where people can go and feel rested and healed as well.
Jared Kinnear, Wetland Ecologist, Clean Water Services, December 2017
When I walk through the garden [at Fernhill], I feel a calmness in my heart.
Visitor to Fernhill, July 2018