Bob Hay Memorial Conservation Area

Bob Hay Memorial Conservation Area

Named after an avid local conservationist, this 225-acre tract of land consists of different habitats such as steep wooded ravines, small tributaries, Lizard Creek, bottomland, woodland prairie and cropland. Although approximately 1/3 of this area had been farmed in previous years and marshes had been drained, 2 ponds, restored prairies, tree and shrub plantings, and food plots have since been established. Wildlife is abundant here because of the much-needed space that is available and the variety of habitats that exist. Migrating birds and waterfowl use the ponds as a resting place and nesting area.

Location

To get to the area, travel ¾ mile off of highway 169 on Ave. O west and park in one of the two parking lots available to the public.

Features

The area will be preserved as a wildlife habitat area and only hunting, hiking, and bird watching will be allowed.