Submit your photos of waterways for 2019 Adopt-a-Lake calendar

This photo of Lake Dora, taken by Marsha Gandy, graced the cover of the 2018 Adopt-a-Lake calendar.

Celebrating a decade of production of its annual calendar, the Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program once again is seeking original photographs of Lake County waterways.

The deadline to submit entries is Oct. 10. The top 14 photographs, as chosen by a panel of volunteers, will be published in the Adopt-a-Lake 2019 calendar. Once the semifinalists are selected, online voting will be opened to the public. The top-scoring picture will receive the coveted cover spot, a news release states.

All photos submitted must be of a Lake County named water body, 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 laboratory for a suggested donation of $5, with proceeds benefiting the Adopt-a-Lake Program.

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 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 Adopt-a-Lake Program or the calendar, or to become a volunteer, contact Cathie at 352.253.1659 or ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov.

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