night at the preserve 

Save the date: Night at the preserve 2019

will be Saturday, april 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Join us for elegant evening fundraiser, Night at the Preserve. Event includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts, wine and beer selections, great music, exciting opportunity drawings, and a lakeside champagne toast at sunset. All proceeds of this exciting event will support the continued work of the Oakland Nature Preserve.

Silent Auction

We will be holding a Silent Auction event; two very special items are up for bidding:

  • 4 Walt Disney World Park Hopper Tickets (value $876)

  • Special Artwork donated by ONP’s founding member Jim Thomas

Opportunity Drawing

Get your tickets for this exciting fundraiser! This year at NATP we will be holding an Opportunity Drawing. Buy your tickets for the chance to win one of many amazing items including:

  • 2 night AirBnB – New Orleans($320 value)

  • 1 night Edgewater Hotel – ($100 value)

  • 2 tickets for Garden Theater Production – ($70 value)

  • Delivered Dinner for 4 – Deanna’s Catering ($200 value)

  • Handcrafted Pine straw Creations

  • Oakland Manor gift Certificate ($150 value)

  • Hair Care Basket ($90 value)

  • ONP Swag Bag ($40 value)

  • Sorcerer Mickey Mouse Statue ($49 value)

  • and more!!!

Drawing tickets may be obtained through the event registration link below. (Not required to be present to win.)


· All Opportunity Drawing ticket prices are a suggested donation.

· Do not have to be present to win.

· Drawings will take place April 13th between 6pm - 9pm at NATP 747 Machete Trail, Oakland

· All proceeds will be used to further the mission of the Oakland Nature Preserve.


Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2018 NATP such a memorable event! 

A mix of fine good & drinks, great live music, a silent art auction, sunset toast by the lake and a boardwalk tour with LOTS of fireflies combined to make an incredible evening.

Thank you to our staff, board members and volunteers, who spent tireless hours setting up and running the event.


Making new friends, and meeting old ones....


Fine food & Drinks


relaxing on the serenity porch with great music....


Sunset toast at Lake Apopka, followed by a magnificent Firefly experience on the way back!

Sunset toast at Lake Apopka, followed by a magnificent Firefly experience on the way back!