|Operation Green Team - Hays Nature Preserve & Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary
The Hays Nature Preserve and the Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary together form the City's largest and most undeveloped parklands. We have over 10 miles of trails that wind through bottomlands, swamps, and sloughs, suitable for hiking or mountain biking. Horses are also welcome on the northern trails. Come explore our hardwood forest, walk our fields, and discover our wetlands. Wildlife abounds with deer, rabbits, raccoons, and resident and migratory birds, in fact, this natural area is an important part of the North Alabama Birding Trail. Join us in our efforts to preserve this valuable asset for our children and learn something along the way.
Donations to further educational and preservation programs at Hays Nature Preserve may be made to Operation Green Team. Please contact our office for more information on ways you can contribute to Hays Nature Preserve programs.