The public cast more than 3,000 votes in an online contest, choosing the top 14 photos to be featured in Lake County’s 2019 Adopt-a-Lake Calendar. The top-scoring picture – a boater on Lake Eustis submitted by Teresa Jenkins, is featured on the calendar’s front cover.

The runner-up photos are included in a special section on the back of the calendar. Participants submitted more than 250 photos of Lake County waterbodies in the increasingly popular Adopt-a-Lake photo contest. A committee narrowed those down to 30, and they were then placed in an online gallery for voting.

The Adopt-a-Lake calendars are available for a suggested donation of $5 at the Lake County Water Lab, 12923 County Landfill Road, the Solid Waste Administration Office, 13130 County Landfill Road, and the Office of Building Services, 315 W. Main St. Tavares, Suite 515. Calendars may also be ordered by mailing a check to: Adopt-a-Lake Program, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778. If requesting a calendar by mail, an additional $1 should be included for postage and handling.

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 the calendar or the Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program, contact Cathie Catasus at 352-253-1659


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