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Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program accepting applications for aquatic-plant grants

RELEASE DATE: April 4, 2013

TAVARES — The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is accepting applications until April 30 from residents and homeowners’ associations for aquatic plants through a grant from the Florida Lake Management Society. Applicants may receive as much as $200 in aquatic plants for their shoreline-restoration projects. 
“Shoreline plants benefit the lake by creating a healthy, diverse aquatic ecosystem,” said Cathie Catasus, laboratory supervisor with the Lake County Department of Public Works, Environmental Services Division. “Aquatic plants play a major role in maintaining the integrity of lakes, ponds, streams and rivers for fish, wildlife and human enjoyment.”

Catasus also said aquatic plants provide habitats and food for fish, invertebrates, amphibians and water fowl; spawning areas for fish; increased oxygen production; protection of shoreline from erosion; nutrient filters; and slowing of sediment transport. 

FLMS has partnered with the Adopt-a-Lake Program to offer Lake County residents and HOAs the benefits of native aquatic plants for their shorelines. Projects may include removal of invasive exotics, replacing a sand beach with native vegetation, or enhancing a shoreline. 
Grant applications are available on the Adopt-a-Lake webpage at www.lakecountyfl.gov, keyword: adopt. 
For questions about this grant program or the Adopt-a-Lake Program, contact Cathie Catasus at ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov or 352-256-1686.


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