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?
Redo The Zoo Coloring Sheet!
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”
T-Shirts are available now! You can order one today through Big Frog of Athens.
T-Shirts are forest green, available in a variety of sizes. We’ve already got ours, so you’ll see them on us when we’re at the zoo. Why not support Friends of Bear Hollow by ordering yours today?
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.
Continue reading “Project 60 – SPLOST Testimonials”
I have loved Athens since the first day I visited, over 30 years ago. I knew I would spend the rest of my life in this amazing little town that has so many treasures. Bear Hollow Zoo is one of the best treasures of all, a shaded oasis of calm and beauty where we can learn about our neighbors, Georgia’s native wildlife. I began volunteering as a zoo docent, and was later hired as an Exhibit Renovater. I am now an Animal Trainer and Enrichment Maker. I am (of course) in love with every animal we have and want to do the best I can to give them a happy, healthy life, as well as promote public education so that we can live in harmony with their wild cousins.