For almost two decades, hundreds of people who care about Georgia’s woods, waters and coast have gathered each spring for a magical evening under the stars to celebrate Earth Day with The Nature Conservancy.
The Hoochie features great entertainment including a wildlife show that allows guests to get up close and personal with incredible animals like bald eagles. Steve Hein from Georgia Southern University educates attendees about native birds in the annual Birds of Prey flight show.
You never know who you’ll run into at the Hoochie! Special guests have included celebrities like legendary musician and dedicated conservationist Chuck Leavell who has performed with icons like The Rolling Stones.
Guests have a chance to interact with our own celebrities – our wonderful scientists and staff – and learn about the Conservancy’s work to protect some of Georgia’s most iconic places like the Altamaha River.
Great food makes a great party, and the Hoochie doesn’t disappoint. From signature cocktails to fresh Georgia seafood, foodie-worthy fare is one of the highlights of the event.
The Nature Conservancy’s work in Georgia helps protect our way of life. Guests have the opportunity to make connections between food and protecting natural resources by enjoying treats like freshly-made pralines with pecans grown in the Flint River Basin.
Brave guests get a hands-on experience with an invasive snake.
An exclusive silent auction is another highlight of the event. Guests enjoy bidding on unique trips and experiences available only at the Hoochie.
Guests at the exclusive Patron Party held prior to the main event enjoy the natural setting at the home of Martin & Jennifer Flanagan.
The Hoochie is a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day in Georgia! Chair of the 2012 Hoochie, Raymond Singletary, and guest Virginia Sullivan dance late into the night.
Atlanta’s Best Earth Day Party! Next year’s Hoochie on April 19, 2013 will be a night to remember.