Online voting is open for 2019 Adopt-a-Lake calendar photos

Marsha Gandy’s photo of a seaplane on Lake Dora was featured on the cover of the 2018 Adopt-a-Lake calendar. // Photo provided by Lake County

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 open at lakecountyfl.gov/adoptlake through midnight Sunday, Nov. 4.

A panel including Lake County Commission Chairman Tim Sullivan, county staff, and volunteers independently rated more than 260 entries and paring them down to 34 semifinalist photographs. The top 14 pictures will be featured in the calendar, and the one that receives the most votes will grace the calendar’s cover, a news release states. 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 Lake County 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 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 comprises three 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 about the Adopt-a-Lake Program, the calendar, or to become a volunteer, contact Cathie Catasus at 352.253.1659 or ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov.

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