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Lake County’s Adopt-a-Lake Program seeks photographs for 2012 calendar

RELEASE DATE: September 6, 2011

TAVARES — The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is seeking local photographers to submit digital photographs of Lake County lakes for its 2012 Adopt-a-Lake Calendar. The top 14 photographs submitted will be featured in the calendar.

A panel of volunteers will independently rate the photographs to select the semi-finalists. Once the semi-finalists are selected, online voting will be opened 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.

All photos must be of a Lake County named body of water and show water somewhere in the photo. Entries are limited to five per person and there is no fee for entering. Deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 21.

To submit a photograph, email it to ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov, deliver it on a compact-disc to the Water Resource Management Laboratory, located at 12923 County Landfill Road, Tavares or mail it to Adopt-a-Lake Program, Attn: Cathie Catasus, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778-7800.

The Adopt-a-Lake Calendars featuring the winning photographs 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.

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 Lake County’s Adopt-a-Lake Program, contact Cathie Catasus at (352) 253-1659 or e-mail ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov.

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More Information:
Cathie Catasus
(352) 253-1659
ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov
http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_works/engineering/adopt_a_lake

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Kelly Lafollette
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Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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