Seaplane at sunset photo lands on cover of Adopt-a-Lake calendar

We have a winner! The public cast more than 1,500 votes in an online contest to choose the top 14 photos to be featured in Lake County’s 2018 Adopt-a-Lake calendar. The top-scoring picture, a seaplane landing on Lake Dora taken by Marsha Gandy, will grace the calendar’s front cover, a news release states. The runner-up photos are included in a special section on the back of the calendar.

Residents and visitors submitted nearly 200 photos of Lake County bodies of water for the contest. A committee narrowed those down to 30, which were then placed in an online gallery for voting.

The Adopt-a-Lake calendars are available for a suggested donation of $5 at the following Tavares locations: the Lake County water lab, 12923 County Landfill Road; the Solid Waste administration office, 13130 County Landfill Road; and the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St.

Calendars also can 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 release states. 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.

For more information about the program, the calendar, or to become a volunteer, contact Cathie Catasus at 352.253.1659 or ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov.

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