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Picture Perfect: Lake County’s Adopt-a-Lake Program accepting photo submissions for 2017 calendar

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TAVARES — Now in its eighth year of production, the Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is requesting photographs of Lake County lakes for its 2017 Adopt-a-Lake Calendar.

The top 14 photographs, as chosen by a panel of volunteers, will be featured in the 2017 calendar. Once the semi-finalists are selected, online voting will be opened to the public on the Adopt-a-Lake webpage. The top-scoring photograph will be featured on the calendar’s cover.

All photos must be of a Lake County named body of water, and must depict water somewhere in the photo. Photos must be in landscape (horizontal) orientation. Entries are limited to five photos per person. Deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 7.

To enter photographs for consideration, email submissions to ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov, bring them on 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.

All photos must include the identification of the water body and the name of the photographer. If selected as a semi-finalist a photo release form will be required.

The Adopt-a-Lake Calendars will be available later this year 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 is comprised of 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 Lake County’s Adopt-a-Lake Program, the calendar, or to become a volunteer, contact Cathie Catasus at 352-253-1659 or ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov.