Celebrate Earth Day at Hays Nature Preserve

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It's Earth Day on April 18th and Hays Nature Preserve is planning a celebration for the whole family!

Relax and enjoy this free event and take home  free tomato and cucumber plants as well!

More than 70 Earth-Friendly exhibitors and vendors will be on hand throughout the day.


  • Mass butterfly releases at 11am & 1pm – Sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System
  • Learn about Fly Fishing with casting and fly tying demos by the Tennessee Valley Fly Fishing Association
  • Exhibits will have tips on having a more energy-efficient home, solar power and electric vehicles
  • Children will enjoy a variety of activities including: face painting, playing in the natural playground, crafts to make and take home, and learning about animals.
  • Explore Alabama’s Rich Natural Resources with demonstrations by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management about Fish Biodiversity
  • Get up close to an owl, snakes, gopher tortoise and more as you learn about wildlife in Alabama from the Coosa River Science Center
  • Children visiting Burritt on the Mountain’s exhibit at the festival will receive a pass for a day valid through May 8 to explore Time Travel Adventure

Pack a picnic lunch or enjoy healthy fare while it lasts during the festival. Please bring reusable water bottles to fill at our water stations.

For more information call (256) 532-5326.

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