Our goal is to restore the Preserve upland property back to the way it was before explorers arrived to the Americas, to its original Sandhill habitat, we cannot accomplish this without dedicated volunteers . Habitat Restoration is a long, hard process involving: Removing invasive plants, preparing the soil, growing native plants, maintaining restored areas, and monitoring wildlife. More information...
Museum and Office
You do not have to be a Master Naturalist or scientist to be a great tour guide, museum docent, environmental interpreter or greeter. If you enjoy the outdoors and talking with people, and have an outgoing and friendly demeanor we welcome you to consider joining our program, we have something for everyone. More information...
ONP Eco-Interpreters (EI) main priority is engaging with ONP guests at activity stations on the porch of our Education Center. These include animal bio-facts and interactive games to help guests learn more about wildlife and the ecosystems where they live.
The Leader in Training (LIT) program is for youth who want to gain knowledge in programming events, working with kids and gain leadership skills. More information..
An annual membership to the Oakland Nature Preserve helps us to provide resources to support the restoration efforts, education programs, and mission to educate the public about the natural history and ecology of the Lake Apopka basin.
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To promote an understanding of the fragile balance between mankind and the environment by educating visitors about Lake Apopka basin's ecosystems and cultural history, and by restoring and conserving the lands within the Preserve.