Please do not bring or drop off injured or orphaned wildlife to the Preserve. While we appreciate your commitment to the preservation of Florida’s native wildlife, we are not a wildlife rehabilitation facility and do not have the staff, training, licensing or supplies necessary to care for injured or orphaned wildlife.
A list of licensed rehabilitors can be found here:
For local songbird rehab, contact Leslie Johnson at (407) 855-4111 or Eastside Animal Hospital at (352) 394-6624.
Scout or Volunteer Project Ideas
Looking for an Eagle Scout project idea? Are you good with tools and need to complete some volunteer hours? Email Outreach@OaklandNaturePreserve.org and let us know if you can help with any of the following items:
Put up wooden "Nature Trail" sign pointing toward the Boardwalk from the parking lot.
Fix the office and side classroom doors.
Mount the donated martin house near the Red Trail.
Mount the TV from the classroom in museum near an electrical outlet and connect to the PC in the office.
Mount the dry erase board in the classroom behind the projector screen.
Run electricity to the shed for the golf carts to charge.
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 signage.
Stencil and paint trail names on colored post markers (i.e. Orange Trail, Green Trail, etc.)
Large bulletin board & white board combo for the porch of the Education Center to post current events and daily trail guide instructions.
Take down the "Honor Forest" case at the entrance to the Boardwalk and relocate it to a spot near where the Honor Forest trees are located.