TAVARES — The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Calendars for 2013 will be available starting Wednesday, Dec. 5. The calendar features the top 14 photos selected through the 2013 Adopt-a-Lake photo contest. The top-scoring photograph of Lake Dora submitted by William Burkle is featured on the calendar’s front cover.
Over 150 photos of Lake County water bodies were entered in the 2013 Adopt-a-Lake photo contest. A committee narrowed the photos down to 26 semi-finalists. These semi-finalist’s photos were then voted on by the public on the Adopt-a-Lake webpage. More than 1,500 votes were submitted to select the top 14 photographs that are featured in the 2013 calendar. The runner-up photos are included in a special section in the back of the calendar. The second place photo of Lake Eustis by Jamie Asmus is featured on the calendar’s back cover.
A photo of Lake Dora submitted by William Burkle graces the cover of the 2013 Adopt-A-Lake Calendar.
The Adopt-a-Lake Calendars are available for a suggested donation of $5. Proceeds from calendar sales benefit the volunteer Adopt-a-Lake Program.
Calendars are available at the Lake County Water Lab 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, include an additional $1 for postage.
The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is managed by the Lake County Public Works Department, Water Resource Management Laboratory, and 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 volunteering to monitor water quality or adopting a lake, contact Cathie Catasus at 352-253-1659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.