Water-Related News

Online voting now open for 2021 Adopt-A-Lake Program calendar contest

TAVARES – Keep Lake Beautiful encourages the public to vote for their favorite photos of Lake County’s waterbodies, which will be included in the 2021 Adopt-a-Lake Program calendar. Online voting is now open at www.lakecountyfl.gov/adoptlake and will close at midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

A panel of County employees and Adopt-a-Lake volunteers independently rated more than 275 entries and paired them down to a semi-finalist list of 36 photographs. The top 14 pictures will be featured in the calendar, and the picture that receives the most votes will grace the calendar’s cover. Voting is limited to one vote per day.

The calendar will be available beginning Nov. 24 for a suggested donation of $5, with proceeds benefiting the Adopt-a-Lake Program. Calendars will be available for purchase at several locations, to be announced at a later date. Orders can also be mailed to: Adopt-a-Lake Program, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778. Checks should be made payable to Lake County BCC. If placing a mail order, include $1 additional for postage.

The Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB) program works closely with the Adopt-a-Lake Program to keep Lake County beautiful by keeping litter out of our lakes. KLB seeks to lead the way to a cleaner and more beautiful Lake County by engaging residents and encouraging community participation. KLB is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit agency that focuses on building and maintaining vibrant communities.

For more information about Lake County’s Adopt-a-Lake Program, the calendar, or to become a volunteer, contact Cathie Catasus at ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov. For information on becoming a volunteer for KLB, contact Christine Rock at klb@lakecountyfl.gov.