Educate  .  Conserve  .  Restore


Just west of Orlando, 30 minutes from the attractions, lies 128 acres of natural Florida beauty, open to the public 365 days a year at no charge. 

Nestled between Winter Garden and Clermont in the beautiful Town of Oakland, lies a "hidden gem", offering environmental education and ecotourism activities for all ages.



Come out today to see west Orlando's "hidden gem"!


Upcoming Events

Saturday Programs

Check here for upcoming family programs for all ages.  Members are always free; $5 donations are requested from others. 

Field Trips

Check availability and reserve your date(s).  On or off site, with curriculum suited specifically for your group. 

Heritage Festival

It's our biggest fundraiser of the year! Reserve your exhibitor space, register as a sponsor, and find out event details.

About Us

Our mission is to educate visitors about the ecosystems of the Lake Apopka Basin, and conserve and restore the land and habitats within the Preserve.


Your contributions support environmental education, habitat restoration, and all that is necessary to continue our mission. Every donation counts.

Make A Difference

See you you can be a good steward of the environment while giving back to the community, and learning about Central Florida's ecosystems.

For the safety of your pet and our wildlife, only service dogs are permitted.