TAVARES — The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program calendars for 2012 are now available, featuring the top 14 photos selected through the 2012 Adopt-a-Lake photo contest. The top-scoring photograph of Grass Lake submitted by Carmen Carroll is featured on the calendar’s cover.
The calendars are available for suggested donation of $5. They can be purchased at the Lake County Water Resource Management Laboratory, located at 12923 County Landfill Road in Tavares or mail a check to: Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Adopt-a-Lake Program, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778. If requesting a calendar by mail please include an additional $1 for postage. Proceeds from calendar sales benefit the volunteer Adopt-a-Lake Program.
Over 350 photos of Lake County water bodies were submitted for consideration. A committee narrowed the photos down to 33 semi-finalists, with the photos then being voted on by the public on the Adopt-a-Lake webpage. More than 500 votes were submitted to select the top 14 photographs that are featured in the 2012 calendar. The semi-finalist runners up photos are included in a special section in the back of the calendar.
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 next volunteer water quality monitoring training session is scheduled for Wednesday Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. at Lake Idamere Park, located at 12335 County Road 448 in Tavares.
For information on the training, or becoming a water quality monitor volunteer, contact Cathie Catasus at (352) 253-1659, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.