Submit photos of scenic waterways for Adopt-a-Lake calendar

Lake County waterways are picturesque year-round, and local photographers have the chance to show it by submitting their work for the Adopt-a-Lake 2018 calendar.

The calendar is in its ninth year of production. The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is seeking beautiful original photographs of county waterways. The top 14 photos, as chosen by a panel of volunteers, will be featured in the calendar. Once the semifinalists are selected, online voting will be opened to the public, and the top-scoring photograph will receive a prime spot on the calendar’s cover, a news release states. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, Oct. 27.

All submitted 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, email, 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 laboratory for a suggested donation of $5, with proceeds benefiting the Adopt-a-Lake Program.

The program encourages civic organizations, individuals, and fraternal and business groups to adopt a segment of a lake’s shoreline. The program comprises 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 or to volunteer, contact Cathie Catasus at 352.253.1659 or