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Public voting opens for Adopt-A-Lake Calendar Contest

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LAKE COUNTY – Keep Lake Beautiful encourages locals to vote on photos submitted of Lake County’s waterbodies for the Adopt-a-Lake calendar contest. The submissions that receive the most votes will be included in the 2023 Adopt-a-Lake Program calendar.

Online voting is now open at https://lakecountyfl.gov/adopt-a-lake-calendar-contest and ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 20.

A panel of County employees and Adopt-a-Lake volunteers independently rated more than 160 entries, paring them down to a semi-finalist list of 35 photographs. The 14 photos with the most votes will be featured in the calendar and the photograph receiving the most votes will grace the calendar’s cover. Voting is limited to one vote per day.

Adopt-a-Lake calendars, which include beautiful pictures from water bodies in Lake County, will be available beginning November 30th for a suggested donation of $5. The proceeds benefit the Adopt-a-Lake Program. Calendars will be available at several locations, to be announced later and will also be available for purchase online. 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 costs.

The Adopt–a–Lake Program is similar in some aspects to the County's Adopt-a-Roadway Program. The program encourages local civic organizations, individuals, and fraternal and business groups to adopt a segment of a lake's shoreline. 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 Beautif