Habitat Restoration Monday at Oakland Nature Preserve

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Oakland Nature Preserve

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 12 people are interested
Volunteers enjoying a day at the Preserve!
Volunteers enjoying a day at the Preserve!

On the First and Third Monday of each month at 7:45 am a group of volunteers gets together at Oakland Nature Preserve to work on various habitat restoration projects. These projects are led by restoration experts Jim Helmers and Jackie Rolly. It is an opportunity to help Oakland Nature Preserve while learning about Florida's native and invasive plant species.

All of our habitat restoration at the Preserve is done by volunteers, with more than 5,000 hours of service completed per year here! Through volunteer effort, Oakland Nature Preserve has increased its native plant population, providing vital habitat for gopher tortoises, bobcats, and various bird species.

By volunteering with Oakland Nature Preserve, not only will you enjoy a day outdoors, but you become part of our awesome volunteer restoration legacy!

We also sign off on any community service hours.

Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes, and long pants are preferable. Bring a reusable water bottle and work gloves.

Register with us at https://www.oaklandnaturepreserve.org/volunteer

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About Oakland Nature Preserve


747 Machete Trail, Oakland, FL 34760, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: To promote understanding of the fragile balances between mankind and the environment by EDUCATING present and future generations about natural ecosystems of Lake Apopka Basin and by RESTORING and CONSERVING the lands within the Preserve.


The Oakland Nature Preserve is a 128-acre preserve located just west of Orlando, Florida in the town of Oakland, situated on the south shore of Lake Apopka . The Preserve was created to inspire people of all ages to become good stewards of the natural environment, by providing a place to explore and learn about the history and ecology of Central Florida. We offer several hiking trails through oak and pine forests, and a beautifully shaded boardwalk leading through natural wetlands to a covered pavilion on Lake Apopka. Our sustainably-built Visitor & Environmental Education Center offer live animal exhibits, a cultural and natural history museum, a lecture hall for educational programs, and a shaded serenity porch complete with rocking chairs for your relaxation between hikes!

Since the late 1990’s, volunteers have donated thousands of hours to ONP habitat restoration, fund raising, and education. Oakland Nature Preserve’s continued success is not possible without the generosity and dedication of our volunteers. The 128 acre Preserve and the Environmental Education Center offer a number of opportunities for people to help us accomplish our mission.


Mon Jan 07, 2019 - Mon Jul 06, 2020
07:45 AM - 12:00 PM  


747 Machete TrailOakland, FL 34760



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • Four hours

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