Project 60 Removed from SPLOST 2020 at Last Minute

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”

Cindy Jerrell

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.