Hays Nature Preserve hosting Earth Day celebration event

There will be an Earth Day celebration event at Hays Nature Preserve on April 23.
There will be an Earth Day celebration event at Hays Nature Preserve on April 23.(City of Huntsville)
Published: Apr. 21, 2022 at 10:59 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - To celebrate Earth Day, Hays Nature Preserve is hosting a free, family-friendly event on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Things to do include:

  • Educational activities
  • Interactive exhibits
  • Face painting
  • Raptor demonstrations by the Southeastern Raptor Center
  • Live music by Alan Little
  • Farm animals
  • Adoptable animals from Huntsville Animal Services
  • Fishing at Bar Lake (bait and poles provided)
  • Free hot dogs and popcorn
  • Free cucumber and tomato plants, while supplies last

Parking may be limited at Hays Nature Preserve, but additional parking will be available at the Mark Russell Recreation Center. Buses will be at the rec center to pick up citizens and drop them off at Hays Nature Preserve.

“Earth Day is one of our favorite days of the year because it gives us an opportunity to help people in Huntsville and surrounding communities reconnect with nature,” Director of Landscape Management Brian Walker said in a statement. “Operation Green Team’s mission is based in educational outreach, and what better way to get people excited about taking care of nature than getting them out in a beautiful setting on a spring day full of family fun?”

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