Our mission is to Protect the wildlife, Restore the habitat, and Engage the public. Because Hundred Acre Hollows was once a water treatment plant, when we obtained the land, it was in poor shape. Restoring the habitat refers to how we’re helping the land return to its natural state.
Restoring the habitat involves removing invasive plants and replacing them with native ones. Native plants are better for the environment because they thrive in our climate without need for added fertilizer or regular hand watering. They also benefit local wildlife, as both food and shelter.
Our volunteers have worked tirelessly to remove these and replace them with native plants that are better suited to the area. These include American beautyberry, goldenrod, horsemint, slash pines, and hog plums (which are delicious to gopher tortoises!)
For a complete list, please see our plants category. Note that it combines both invasives we are working to remove, as well as the native plants we are encouraging to grow. Also please see our post that explains why you should also consider planting native plants!