Eds Note: I got these comments in an email and decided that the questions were certainly worth considering in our little forum here. How do you think the Wausau area could best move forward and now that we are “cool” stay that way?
The idea of a new city zoo has been being considered by the Wausau city council. Of course they hope that this would be a draw for residents and visitors alike. I have been to several city zoos this summer around the state, some were pretty tired others were great fun. Zoos can be a great addition to a city.
My question, however, is why doesn’t the council get behind some of the other great initiatives currently trying to get off the ground in Wausau? There is the Monk Gardens, which could include a Raptor Education Center in cooperation with the Raptor Eductaion Group out of the Antigo Area. The plans are there, the support is growing (sorry about the pun)- a push from the city would be great.
Another project working hard to get going is the WINDIAN center. A cultural center/museum that would include all the tribes of Wisconsin. A wonderful collaboration just waiting to get more support.
These projects are unlike others in the state, and are growing in support within the community. Maybe the council should focus on these initiatives and help make them happen.