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2024 Adopt-A-Lake calendar celebrating local photographers, natural waterways available Nov. 21

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LAKE COUNTY – The 2024 Adopt-a-Lake Calendar, which showcases beautiful lakes in Lake County, will be available starting Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Nearly 300 photos of Lake County bodies of water were entered in the 2024 Adopt-a-Lake photo contest. A committee narrowed the photos down to 36 semi-finalists and the public voted on those semi-finalist photos on the Adopt-a-Lake webpage. Over 2,700 votes were submitted to select the top 14 finalist photographs that are featured in the 2024 calendar. The photos from the runners-up are included in a special section at the back of the calendar. The top-scoring photograph of Lake Eustis, submitted by Sue Amatangelo, is featured on the calendar’s front cover.

The Adopt-a-Lake Calendars, which include the selected pictures from bodies of water in Lake County, are available for a suggested donation of $6 each.

Calendars are available at the Parks and Water Resources office in Tavares (27351 SR 19), the Solid Waste Administration Office in Tavares (13130 County Landfill Road), and at the Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis (520 CR 44, Tues. - Sat. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.). Calendars can also be ordered online at https://payments.lakecountyfl.gov or by mailing a check made out to Lake County BCC to Adopt-a-Lake Program, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778. If requesting a calendar by mail, please include an additional $1 per calendar for postage and the address to send it to.

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. For more information about the Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program, contact Cathie Catasus at (352) 253-1659 or e-mail ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov.