Lake Apopka

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

Our Mission

FOLA is a citizen advocacy group focused on restoring Lake Apopka to its once pristine condition.

Once a fishing paradise known for its trophy bass, Lake Apopka endured nearly 5 decades of pollution along its shores, creating one of Florida's most polluted lakes.

We have seen great progress over the last 20 years, but we still need your support!  JOIN TODAY and be a part of one of the greatest environmental success stories of our time.


Board meetings are held quarterly. All meetings are at 6:00 pm at the Oakland Nature Preserve, and are open to the public.

Next Meeting Date:



Oakland Nature Preserve

Education Building

747 Machete Trail, Oakland, FL

Photo Gallery


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.

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.

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

Click here to view our detailed Timeline document.

Lake Timeline

Lake Apopka Tour

FOLA Archives

University of Central Florida student, Joshua King, has been scanning historic FOLA documents for the RICHES database (Regional Initiative for Collecting the History, Experiences & Stories of Central Florida).

Our historic documents can be accessed here in the UCF RICHES database

To read Mr. King's blog, click here.

FOLA Partners

Visit Oakland Nature Preserve today and witness Lake Apopka's restoration first-hand.

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. 

Conservationists who inspire and teach via photography to enjoy nature responsibly. Join today, for "Live on the Drive" updates and learning fun!

Contact Us



Mailing Address: PO Box 770355, Winter Garden, FL 34777-0355


Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland, FL 34760

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Our board meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held quarterly on the calendar dates at the Oakland Nature Preserve Education Building at 6:00 pm.

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