Trout Lake Nature Center Capital Campaign Gets a Reboot

Trout Lake Nature Center (TLNC) is rebooting their Capital Building campaign, according to Joan Bryant, Committee Chair. “We see the economy opening up and growing and feel now is the time to place extra emphasis on our plans to improve TLNC’s ability to serve the Central Florida population.”

The immediate focus is to complete the infrastructure needed before the new building can be constructed. This includes work already done plus adding a new parking area that will be safer and accommodate more cars, building a retention pond, moving the maintenance area and finishing the roadway.

TLNC’s plan to build a new 3,400 SF museum with classrooms and office space are on track and will be accomplished once the infrastructure is complete.

Home building is increasing around TLNC which has been a popular gathering place for walkers, and lovers of the outdoors, for the past 33 years. With the population increasing, interest growing in building and connecting trails, and sustainable and environmentally-friendly construction, TLNC’s ambitious project is becoming more and more real and necessary.

Stan Napier, TLNC’s President said, “If we are to continue as Lake County’s only nature canter, educating future generations about the importance of our environment, we must have a safe and adequate facility to serve the public and meet the increasing demand.”

If you would like to assist with this campaign, call (352) 357-7536. You can donate through the website and help us make a difference for the future.


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. Further information on TLNC can be found at


Photos Credit: Trout Lake Nature Center

Date Posted: August 13, 2021

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