Adopt-a-Lake Program accepting photos for calendar contest

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Lake Minnehaha by Susan Seaver. // Photo provided by Lake County

It’s time to find your camera and some water again. The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is seeking original photographs of waterways for its beautiful calendar, which is celebrating its 11th year of production.

The deadline to submit entries is Oct. 18. The top 14 photographs, as chosen by a panel of volunteers, will be published in the 2020 calendar, a news release states. Once these photos are selected, online voting will be opened to the public and the top-scoring picture will receive the coveted cover spot.

All photos must be of a Lake County named body of water and must be shot in landscape (horizontal) mode. Entries are limited to five photos per person and should include the name of the photographer and the body of water pictured. A photo release form will be required.

To submit a photo, e-mail ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov, bring a CD to the Water Resource Management Laboratory at 12923 County Landfill Road, Tavares, or mail a CD to Adopt-a-Lake Program, Attn: Cathie Catasus, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778.

The Adopt-a-Lake calendar will be available at the Water Resource Management Laboratory for a suggested donation of $5. Proceeds will benefit the Adopt-a-Lake Program, which encourages local civic organizations, individuals and fraternal and business groups to adopt a segment of a lake’s shoreline. The program comprises 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, the release states.

For more information or to become a volunteer, contact Cathie at 352.253.1659 or ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov.

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