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Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program requesting photos for 2022 calendar

TAVARES – As a part of their ongoing mission for engagement to beautify Lake County, Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB) is encouraging residents to participate in the Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program 2022 Calendar Contest by submitting original photographs of county waterways.

All photos must be of a Lake County named waterbody and must depict water somewhere in the photo. Photos must be in landscape orientation. Entries are limited to 5 photos per person. The deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 22.

The top 14 photographs submitted will be featured in the 2022 calendar. A panel of volunteers and staff will rate the photographs to select the semi-finalists. Once the semi-finalists are selected, online voting will be open to the public on the Adopt-a-Lake webpage. The top-scoring photograph will earn the opportunity to be featured on the calendar’s cover.

To submit photographs, email Cathie Catasus at ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov, drop off a CD at the Water Lab 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 photographer. If selected as a semi-finalist a photo release form is required.

The Adopt-a-Lake calendars, which include pictures from waterbodies in Lake County, will be available for a suggested donation of $5 from the Lake County Public Works Department, Water Resource Management Laboratory.

The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is comprised of three separate components: water-quality monitoring, public education and pollution prevention. Volunteers can elect which components of the program best fit their desired level of participation.

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 Adopt-a-Lake Program, contact Cathie Catasus at (352) 253-1659 or ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov. For more information about the Keep Lake Beautiful Program, visit www.keeplakebeautiful.com or e-mail klb@lakecountyfl.gov.