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

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


Our trails are open 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset,
at NO CHARGE!   

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 to have this list updated.

Scout Project Ideas:

Below is a list of possible scout or volunteer projects.  Please email 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