Join us in helping to restore one of Florida's largest natural resources.

 

Our Mission & Purpose

FOLA is a citizen advocacy group focused on restoring Florida's 30,000-acre lake to its once pristine condition.

Once a world renowned fishing paradise known for its trophy bass, Lake Apopka endured nearly 5 decades of poor farming practices along its shores, creating one of Florida's largest polluted lakes.

We began advocating for the lake's restoration in 1991 and have seen great progress over the last 20 years, but we still need your support!

Join TODAY and become a part of one of the greatest environmental success stories of our time.

For those who attended the May 7th meeting and would like to read a copy of Jim Hawley's report on Minimum Flows and Levels (MFL) in the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin (UORB), click HERE.

NEXT MEETING

June 4th, 5:30 pm

Oakland Nature Preserve 
Education Building
747 Machete Trail, Oakland, FL

Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month and are open to the public.  Members are encouraged to attend. 

Florida's Amendment 1

75% of Florida voters who voted Yes for Amendment 1 want to use the Land Acquisition Trust Fund for the acquisition of parks and natural areas.  If you agree, contact your Florida lawmakers NOW to urge them to fully fund Florida Forever.

Visit www.fwfonline.org for more information and updates.

EcoTourism

Read about the latest efforts to organize environmental groups and local municipalities within Orange and Lake Counties, to form a coalition for leading the Lake Apopka EcoTourism projects.

  

LEARN MORE...

We Need Your Help

If you or anyone you know is interested in joining FOLA or serving on the Board of Directors please contact us.

We need advocates who can donate time and energy into raising awareness this year.

 

JOIN TODAY...

Lake Timeline

The West Orange Times & Observer recently published an article 2015 Forecast: Lake Apopka, outlining our progress with Lake Apopka.

Click here to view our detailed Timeline document.

 

OUR HISTORY ...

 

 

 

Related Resources 

Nestled on Lake Apopka's south shore, the Oakland Nature Preserve provides an opportunity to witness Lake Apopka's restoration first-hand, with a boardwalk to the lake, beautiful hiking trails, educational programs and summer camps.

Central Florida's Green Mountain Scenic Byway, located in east Lake County and west Orange County, runs along the western and southern shores of Lake Apopka.  Click here to read more information on future plans for the surrounding area.

Contact Us

Friends of Lake Apopka: 
PO Box 770355, Winter Garden, FL 34777-0355

Board Meetings:
Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland, FL 34760 

Email: info@fola.org

Join Us

Our Board of Director meetings are open to the public and held the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 pm at the Oakland Nature Preserve Education Building.

Visit our Events page for exact dates & times. Visit our Membership page for details on joining the cause. 

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