Entry Fee Needed to Diversify Funding

As of November 1, the Trout Lake Nature Center (TLNC) will begin to charge an entry fee to help diversify its funding and generate income to pay for programs, services, maintenance, supplies and salaries—all the things that are needed to keep their facilities open and programs continuing.

For 34 years, TLNC depended solely on grants and donations for its funding and to pay its bills and did not need to charge an entry fee. Like many other businesses and non-profits, during the past few years costs have increased. In some cases, donations have not kept pace with the increases so the decision was made to charge a nominal entry fee.

The entry fee is $5 per vehicle (put as many people as you like in a vehicle) or is free to TLNC members. To become a member or learn more about their memberships, go online to https://troutlakenaturecenter.com/be-the-change/membership.html. TLNC hopes this fee will help them continue to maintain their Eustis property and keep providing quality environmental programs for schools, children, families, adults and the community.


About Trout Lake Nature Center

Trout Lake Nature Center, a 230-acre preserve in Eustis, is a private, non-profit corporation established in 1988. TLNC’s mission is to conserve and protect the natural environment and educate the public about its importance. For further information, visit us at troutlakenaturecenter.com or call (352) 357-7536.


Photo Credit: Mark Harris, Trout Lake Nature Center’s Shoreline

Date Posted: October 27, 2022

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Editor of ArtsDecoderOrlando.com

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