The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is a volunteer program that helps to preserve and enhance the County’s lakes. It is similar in some aspects to an adopt-a-road program.
The Adopt-a-Lake Program encourages local civic organizations, individuals and fraternal and business groups to adopt a segment of a lake's shoreline. Unlike an adopt-a-road program where litter cleanup is the sole component, the Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is comprised of three separate components: Water-Quality Monitoring, Education and Pollution Prevention.
All an organization needs to get started is volunteers who are in good physical shape responsible and interested in helping to keep Lake County's communities clean and beautiful. Procedures and safety policies are in place to protect volunteers. There are many other benefits to participating in the Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program.
To sign up for the Adopt-a-Lake Program, call (352) 253-1659 or fill out an online inquiry.
2017 Adopt-a-Lake Calendar Photo Contest
The calendars which include the selected pictures from water bodies in Lake County,
are available for a suggested donation of $5 from the Lake County Public Works Department,
Water Resource Management Laboratory.
Proceeds from calendar sales benefit the volunteer Adopt-a-Lake Program.
The calendars will be available in Tavares starting Nov. 16th at the Lake County Administration building 315 W. Main St.,
the Lake County Solid Waste Admin office at 13130 County Landfill Rd. and the Lake County Water Lab at 12923 County Landfill Rd
Checks can be made payable to: Lake County Board of County Commissioners.
NEWS RELEASE: Adopt-a-Lake Program receives grant from Environmental Protection Agency
This grant will help support Adopt-a-Lake’s various environmental education projects and increase public
awareness about environmental issues, while providing citizens with the skills to take responsible
actions towards protecting the environment. Read more »
View the 2017 Sampling Schedule
Adopt-a-Lake Program Brochure
Guide to Lake Preservation & Protection
EPA's Office of Water launched a web clearinghouse for Lake Shoreland Protection
Resources. The clearinghouse, which includes links to fact sheets, webcasts, videos, and
other helpful resources for lakeshore protection, is part of an outreach campaign to educate
the public and others about the key findings of the National Lakes Assessment (NLA).
Mid-Florida Lakes Boat Club installing their Adopt-a-Lake sign on the shores of Haynes Creek