Winning cover photo: A seaplane landing on Lake Dora taken by Marsha Gandy.

The public is invited to vote for their favorite photos of Lake County’s waterbodies, which will be included in the 2019 Adopt-a-Lake Program calendar. Online voting is now open at and will close at midnight on Sunday, November 4.

A panel including Commission Chairman Tim Sullivan, county staff and volunteers independently rated over 260 entries; paring them down to a semi-finalist list of 34 photographs. The top 14 pictures will be featured in the calendar and one that receives the most votes will grace the calendar’s cover. Voting is limited to once per day.

The calendar will be available beginning Nov. 14 for a suggested donation of $5, with proceeds benefiting the Adopt-a-Lake Program. It can be purchased at the Water Resource Management Laboratory, 12923 County Landfill Road, Tavares, and additional locations to be announced. Orders may also be mailed to: Adopt-a-Lake Program, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778. Checks should be made payable to Lake County BCC. If placing a mail order, include $1 additional for postage.

The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program encourages local civic organizations, individuals and fraternal and business groups to adopt a segment of a lake’s shoreline. The program is comprised of three separate components: water-quality monitoring, public education and pollution prevention. Volunteers can select which aspects of the program best fit their level of interest.

For more information about Lake County’s Adopt-a-Lake Program, the calendar, or to become a volunteer, contact Cathie Catasus at 352-253-1659 or



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