Skip to main content
West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 9 months ago

Oakland Nature Preserve extends Match Challenge

The preserve is attempting to raise $10,000 to receive a matching grant of $10,000 for its environmental programs.
by: Annabelle Sikes Staff Writer

The Oakland Nature Preserve is extending its Match Challenge in order to reach its goal for a matching grant.

The challenge, which began in August, has now been extended to Nov. 14. 

The Match Challenge aims to raise $10,000 for the preserve in order to receive a matching grant of $10,000 for its environmental programs. 

Donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, so resident's contributions will have double the impact and will directly help fund ONP's mission and programs next year.

So far, as of Tuesday, Nov. 9, the preserve has raised a little over $9,000.

Those who wish to donate can make checks payable to Oakland Nature Preserve and mail to P.O. Box 841, Oakland, FL 34760. The preserve is asking that the memo line states the donation is for the Challenge Match Grant.

Locals can also visit and click donate to have their gift's matched.

The Observer has invested in new technology, so you can enjoy a more personalized online experience. By creating a user profile on, you can manage settings, customize content, enter contests and more, all while continuing to enjoy all the local news you care about — Click Here it's FREE.

Annabelle Sikes is a staff writer at the West Orange Times & Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and She graduated in May 2021 from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.  Her past...

See All Articles by Annabelle

Related Stories