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Help us raise $15,000 by March 1st
and we will receive an ADDITIONAL $15,000
for our education programs!

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To help us reach our goal, click the DONATE button below
and note that your donation is for EDUCATION.


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NOTICE:  We will be scheduling a controlled burn during the month of February.
We will be monitoring the weather forecast and will post an update here when a date and time frame are determined.

You can read more about our restoration goals and purpose for the burn here.





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Current Maintenance Needs

Below is a list of items that currently need attention at the Preserve.  Please notify the Director if you plan to begin working on any of these items.

  • Replace the burned out lightbulbs on patio and around Education Center.
  • Repair the extension cord in the office.
  • Put the wheels on the donated NEW generator in the storage shed.
  • Run electricity to the shed for the golf carts.
  • Mount the donated martin house near the Red Trail.  
  • Repair the chainlink fence on the left side of the Red Trail.
  • Tool shed on the right needs to be edited with input from Board members (antiques vs. artifacts vs. unneeded items).
  • Mount the TV from the classroom in museum near an electrical outlet.
  • Mount the dry erase board in the classroom behind the projector screen.
  • Overgrown vegetation needs to be cut back on Boardwalk at marker #280.
  • Put up wooden "Nature Trail" sign pointing toward the Boardwalk from the parking lot.
  • Cut back the grass going into the Sinkhole trail so classes can use that trail.
If any of these items have been completed, please email director@oaklandnaturepreserve.org to have this list updated.






Scout Project Ideas:

Below is a list of possible scout or volunteer projects.  Please email director@oaklandnaturepreserve.org if you would like to sign up for any of these projects.

  • Install 2-3 wooden shelves above the sink and counter in the office for storage.
  • Add an additional bench to the back side of the Orange Trail kiosk/bench, and an additional frame to the back of the kiosk to allow for additional interpretive poster(s).
  • Stencil and paint trail names on colored post markers (i.e. Orange Trail, Green Trail, etc.)
  • Large bulletin board & white board combo for posting current events and daily docent instructions to the left of "Mule Bits" (Education Center).
  • Repair and move the "Honor Forest" case at the entrance to the Boardwalk to a location near the Honor Forest.
  • Amon Pavilion Kiosk on West Orange Trail: add wood frames around outside of aluminum kiosks to prevent vandals from prying kiosks open.




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Oakland Nature Preserve
747 Machete Trail Oakland, FL 34787 Phone (407) 905-0054