Trout Lake Nature Center Gains a New Board Member

The Trout Lake Nature Center’s Board of Directors has become richer with the expertise and knowledge gained from its newest board member—Willie Hawkins. Hawkins is a long-time resident of Eustis and Lake County and currently serves on the Eustis City Commission and works with other nonprofit organizations in the area.

Hawkins grew up roaming the mountains of North Carolina where he learned to love nature. Hawkins stated “I love what it (Trout Lake Nature Center) offers the younger generation and those looking to escape man made and enjoy god made.”

Hawkins will bring new energy, insight, the ability to understand and work with government and a keen knowledge of the local community to the TLNC Board. He is a very welcome addition to the TLNC Board.


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 TLNC’s website at


Photo Credit: Trout Lake Nature Center

Date Posted: November 1, 2023

Written By

Editor of

Leave a Comment