We just received this press release and would like to pass it along. Athens-Clarke County residents, please remember to vote this November 5th! Continue reading “Vote November 5th for SPLOST 2020”
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As many of you may have heard, “Redo the Zoo”, Project 60, was removed at the very last minute by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) from the list of projects proposed to our mayor and commissioners for SPLOST 2020. We understand that the CAC had difficult decisions to make, but feel that as one of our commissioners stated in a recent meeting: “citizens don’t vote for SPLOST, they vote for projects”. At the discovery meeting last March, Project 60 was at the top of the list of most supported projects. It was only on the very last CAC meeting that this broadly supported project was dropped. Continue reading “Project 60 Removed from SPLOST 2020 at Last Minute”
What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day 2019?
Why not download this great coloring sheet created by Cindy Jerrell?
Mark your calendar! Plan to visit us at Akademia Brewing on Wednesday, May 8th! The brewery has generously offered to host a percentage night to benefit the Friends of Bear Hollow, Inc. Continue reading “Percentage Night May 8th at Akademia Brewing Company”
Greetings friends! As you plan the week ahead, don’t forget to make room to attend the SPLOST public input session on Wednesday evening. This is an opportunity for the public to talk with the committee and make their support known for the projects they would like to see included in the SPLOST package. Please attend if you can! Continue reading “ACC Public Input Session”
Friends of Bear Hollow and Cinnaholic invite you to a Percentage Day hosted by Cinnaholic at 140 W. Broad St! Continue reading “Percentage Day at Cinnaholic – Sat Mar 9”
These are a sample of the testimonials we received from Athens citizens, past and present, whose lives have been in some way transformed for the better by our zoo.
Love Bear Hollow Zoo? We do too!
And you can show just how much you love our local zoo by joining us for this class to paint an adorable portrait of Bear Hollow’s beloved American Black Bear, Athena. Continue reading “Friends of Bear Hollow Paint Night at ARTini’s”
I have been volunteering at Bear Hollow Zoo since 2005, when my son and I started volunteering as a parent/child team. We spent 9 years in that role, mostly doing weekly reptile care, until he went to college and I stepped back to working special events. I will always be grateful to Bear Hollow for giving us that opportunity, as it gave us a special activity to work on together and gave him a sense of responsibility and community involvement that I know will stay with him throughout his life. Through our volunteer activities, he discovered his love of amphibians and I discovered my own love of tortoises! I am proud to serve Bear Hollow again as Treasurer of the Friends of Bear Hollow.
In my professional life, I am a marine scientist, and my hobbies include weaving and crochet.