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.
2019 Adopt-a-Lake Calendar Photo Contest
Online voting for the finalists for the Adopt-a-Lake 2019 Calendar Contest will begin November 5th and run through midnight on November 18th. You are limited to one vote per day.
Vote for an Adopt-a-Lake photo now!
Submit your vote by November 4th at 11:59 p.m.
The calendars, which include the selected pictures from water bodies in Lake County, will be 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.
View the 2017 Sampling Schedule
Adopt-a-Lake Program Brochure
Citizen's 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).