Vote online for your favorite lake photo for county calendar

Online voting is open until midnight Sunday, Nov. 19, for the Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program’s 2018 photo calendar. To help choose the winning pictures, visit

A panel made up of County Commissioner Tim Sullivan, county employees, and volunteers independently rated nearly 200 entries, paring them down to a semifinalist group of 33 photos. The top 14 photos, as chosen by online voters, will be featured in the calendar. The one receiving the most votes will be placed on the calendar’s cover, a news release states.

Now in its ninth year of production, the Lake County Adopt-a-Lake calendar highlights a handful of the county’s 1,400 named bodies of water.

The Adopt-a-Lake calendar will be available at the Water Resource Management Laboratory for a suggested donation of $5, with proceeds benefiting the Adopt-a-Lake Program.

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 program comprises three components: water-quality monitoring, public education, and pollution prevention. Volunteers can select which aspect of the program best fits their level of interest.             

For more information about the program or the calendar, or to volunteer, contact Cathie Catasus at 352.253.1659 or