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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Beauty has its rewards: National organization honors Adopt-a-Lake


That’s just beautiful: Lake County’s Adopt-a-Lake program recently received the prestigious Keep America Beautiful National Community Improvement Award at the organization’s national conference in Baltimore.

The award in the End Littering category recognized the program for its commitment to transforming public spaces into beautiful spaces, a news release states.

“These imaginative, inspirational, and transformative community leaders help bring to life creative, resourceful, and meaningful programs in their communities,” Helen Lowman, Keep America Beautiful president and CEO, says in the release. “It’s my privilege to recognize Lake County and the Adopt-a-Lake program for such valuable, mission-based work that helps their community be more socially connected, environmentally healthy, and economically sound.”

The Adopt-a-Lake Program comprises three components: water-quality monitoring, public education, and pollution prevention. Volunteers can elect which components of the program best fit their desired level of participation. 

For more information about the Adopt-a-Lake program or Keep Lake Beautiful volunteer opportunities, visit, call 352.253.1660, or send an email to Keep Lake Beautiful is an affiliate of the national organization.