What can you possibly do with 114-acres of abandoned waste-water retention ponds surrounded by some of the most attractive residential real estate in Brevard County? Turn it into an environmental education center and green space for everyone to enjoy! Sounds crazy? It is, but it’s exactly what we are doing! Hundred Acre Hollows, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) grassroots organization that is working to enhance the lives of others by creating public accessible green space and creating an educational experience where people can learn about sustainability of our unique Florida environment.
We are a grassroots organization that survives on your generosity. Partner with us as we strive to enhance the lives of others by creating public accessible green space and creating educational experiences where people can learn about sustainability of our unique Florida environment.
How to Find The Preserve
The entrance to Hundred Acre Hollows is a trail at the end of a vacant, grassy lot on Rock Springs Dr. in Melbourne, FL. If the lot had a house, the address would be 1170 Rock Springs Dr. This is the physical location of the property, but if you need to contact us please use our mailing address 1170 Ida Way, Melbourne, FL 32940.
Visit us! We are open to the public on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month. The time varies so check out News and Events page for specific times.
2020 Tortoise Burrow Data Analysis
In early 2020, Yuliang Huang and a team of volunteers surveyed the gopher tortoise burrows on our property. Using calipers, they measured the burrows and observed whether they were active, inactive, or collapsed. The collected information was then analyzed with ArcGIS software to find patterns in the data.
The result of this study has been published online and can be accessed at https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/090f4a87fb6b4e55b67fe35adde52f13 – please take a moment to click through and see the results of this amazing project.
Latest News and Events
- Shop at Amazon and Give Back to Hundred Acre Hollows
- May 2020 Newsletter
- Coronavirus and Being Outdoors
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