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 be a part of one of the greatest environmental success stories of our time.
Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month and are open to the public. Members are encouraged to attend. Our next meeting will be held:
Thursday, February 4th at 5:30 pm
Oakland Nature Preserve
If you missed the January 7th meeting, UCF student, Joshua King, gave a presentation on the status of his recent FOLA Archiving project, which began in June 2015. Joshua has been adding FOLA's historical documents to the UCF RICHES online database.
For a detailed description of his work on this project, you can visit his blog at www.ArchivingLakeApopka.wordpress.com.
Great Virtual Tour of Lake Apopka
Peter May's Blog: Volusia Naturalist with great images from the North Shore Restoration Area.
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.
Jim Hawley's report on Minimum Flows & Levels (MFLs) in the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin.
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.