Trout Lake Nature Center

Over the weekend, Trout Lake Nature was broken into and vandalized. Their golf cart used for transport of visitors with mobility deficits was stolen, along with damage to several exhibits, technology, and walls. Thankfully no animals were harmed or escaped! Let’s help get this center back on it’s feet to continue to be an option to appreciate nature during this pandemic! Funds would primarily go to restoration of taxidermy animal exhibits and a replacement golf cart.

From the center: “We have worked so hard to keep our facilities and trails open so people have a place to get back to nature, today when I arrived at work I found our buildings had been broken into and vandalized. Our wildlife mounts have been damaged, offices wrecked, water fountain, walls, etc were damaged. Our golf cart used to transport people with mobility challenges on our trails was stolen.

It is so disappointing to be struggling to keep doors open, staff paid and then to be hit with senseless destruction. Needless to say, we will be closing our facilities for this week as we repair and get as much back to normal as we can. Thank you for your patience.“


Want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money to benefit Trout Lake Nature Center Inc., and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.

More information about Trout Lake Nature Center Inc.:      TLNC's mission is to conserve and protect the natural environment and educate the public about its importance.  An educated citizenry that understands our connection to, and interdependence within, the world around us will become a vital force in protecting our water, soils, forests, wetlands, prairies, and our wildlife — our planet’s natural resources. TLNC incorporates the following core values into its programs: * Developing a sense of wonder and awe for the environment.* Developing stewardship of the environment.* Connecting people to the environment.* Creating awareness and developing knowledge through high quality interpretation and education for all ages.*  Providing hands-on experiences (nature in your hands).* Experiencing the environment everywhere (right here, right now).* Developing respect, camaraderie, diversity and honesty amount those involved with TLNC.    We aspire to be a model of sustainable stewardship of nature. Celebrating 30 years of operations and work within the Central Florida community, TLNC is proud of the many lives it has touched through its multi-faceted programs. We continue to evolve and grow to meet the needs of residents, visitors, families and children.

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Lindsey Peterson 
Tavares, FL
Trout Lake Nature Center Inc. 
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