Supporters & community Partners

The Preserve would not be what it is today without the generosity of our Supporters & Community partners.


The Preserve's first land acquisition was made possible in part by:

  • Florida Communities Trust
  • St Johns River Water Mngmnt District
  • Town of Oakland

Our Environmental Education Center was completed debt-free thanks in part to the generosity of: 

  • The Bond Foundation
  • Ginn Development Company
  • Orange County - Environmental Protection Division
  • St Johns River Water Management Division
  • Bloom & Grow Garden Society
  • Keene's Point
  • Castle & Cooke
  • Jack Ross
  • Michael & Sheryle McAfee
  • Jerry & Susan Chicone
  • West Orange Jr Service League
  • Winter Garden Rotary Foundation
  • Charles McMillan, Sr.


Special thanks to the following

So many groups and organizations, both locally and nationwide, help support our mission it is nearly impossible to list them all.  The following are a few that have had a lasting impact on our success!  

Friends of Lake Apopka

Oakstone Foundation

Central Florida Foundation

The Walt Disney Foundation

Town of Oakland

The Bond Foundation

Duke Energy



Bloom & Grow Garden Society

Green Mountain Scenic Byway

Central Florida ARCHAEOLOGical society

central Florida turtle & tortoise club

Central Florida insect enthusiasts

Winter garden heritage Foundation

Florida public archaeology network

Oakland avenue charter school


Central Florida CISMA



Orange County


West Orange Chamber of Commerce

West Orange Junior Service League

USDA fish and wildlife service


wildland restoration international

Sandpine Alliance





Night at the Preserve

We would like to thank the sponsors and donors who helped make our second Night at the Preserve such a successful event!


West Orange Times & Observer

Crooked Can Brewing Company

the sign farm

Lindsay Peterson



oakland heritage festival

We would like to thank the sponsors and donors who helped make our 2017, the 20th annual Oakland Heritage Festival such a successful event!

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Become a Sponsor

If you would like to partner with us for any projects or events, please email