Congratulations to Jackie Rolly on her Citizen Conservation award from the wildlife society
We were delighted to learn that Jackie Rolly, one of our long time Board Members, was this years recipient of the Citizen Conservation Award from the Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society.
Jackie Rolly is by far the most active Board Member at Oakland Nature Preserve, having contributed more than 6,000 volunteer hours spanning 10 years.
More than 11 acres of beautiful sandhill habitat have been restored at Oakland Nature Preserve, thanks to her tireless efforts. In addition to her extensive restoration work at the Preserve, Jackie supports the organization’s mission by participating in everything from native plant sales at fundraising events, to giving educational seminars and supervising volunteers. She is also the lead instructor for both the Uplands and Freshwater Systems Master Naturalist Program through UF, IFAS, at the Preserve.
Thank you Jackie for everything you do, and congratulations again!
Thank you Duke Energy Foundation for your generous donation
A BIG thank you to our friends at the Duke Energy Foundation for their very generous donation towards Oakland Nature Preserve’s Summer Camp and new Paddle Program.
Last year, with the assistance of Duke Energy, we doubled our capacity offered at Summer Camp, providing quality environmental education to 120 students in an outdoor, hands-on setting. We are planning the same for 2017, program details and dates to be announced soon. This donation will also allow us to expand the range and quantity of Paddle Tours offered by Oakland Nature Preserve. Stay tuned for more details!
The generous support offered by Duke Energy means so much to the staff, volunteers, visitors and Board of Directors of ONP, thank you so very much!
Pictured is Debbie Clements presenting Duke Energy’s generous check to Denise & Taylor, our new ACA Level II Paddle Instructors.