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Thursday, January 27, 2022

2021 Adopt-a-Lake calendar features 14 winning photos out of 300-plus submissions

This top-voted photograph of Lake Cooley was submitted by Diane Roberts and appears on the cover of the 2021 Adopt-a-Lake Program calendar. 

The 2021 Adopt-a-Lake Program calendar, released in coordination with Keep Lake Beautiful, is now available. More than 300 photos showcasing Lake County’s water bodies were submitted, and the top-voted photograph of Lake Cooley, submitted by Diane Roberts, is featured on the calendar’s front cover.

Photo submissions were narrowed down by a committee to 36 semi-finalists, and the public voted on the photos via the Adopt-a-Lake webpage. More than 2,500 votes were submitted to select the top 14 finalists, and these 14 are featured in the 2021 calendar. Photos from runners-up are included in a special section at the back of the calendar.

The Adopt-a-Lake 2021 calendar is available for a suggested donation of $5 and can be purchased at the Lake County Water Lab, located at 12923 County Landfill Road in Tavares, or at the Solid Waste Administration Office, located at 13130 County Landfill Road in Tavares. 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, please include a mailing address and an additional $1 for postage.

Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB) works closely with the Adopt-a-Lake Program to keep Lake County beautiful by keeping litter out of our lakes. 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, including water-quality monitoring, public education and pollution prevention, and volunteers can elect which components of the program best fit their desired level of participation. KLB is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit agency that focuses on building and maintaining vibrant communities.

For more information about the Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program, contact Cathie Catasus at 352.253.1659 or email For more information about the Keep Lake Beautiful Program, visit or email