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County Commission proclaims fourth week in April as Lake County Boating and Waterways Week

RELEASE DATE: April 18, 2006

TAVARES — Interested boaters, sailors and paddlers are encouraged to attend a proclamation ceremony with the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and Lake County Water Authority on Wednesday, April 26, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Wooton Park, located in downtown Tavares at 200 S. Rockingham Ave.

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County commissioners proclaimed the fourth week in April as the official Boating and Waterways Week in Lake County at their regularly scheduled meeting on April 18.

Whether it is boating, canoeing or kayaking, the sparkling 1,000 lakes and rivers of Lake County offer an abundance of recreational activities.

“Lake County’s waterways are vital to the economic goals of the County as they provide a desirable outdoor experience for residents and visitors,” said Greg Mihalic, Director of the Lake County Department of Tourism and Business Relations.

To promote boating and waterway activities in Lake County, the Department of Tourism and Business Relations recently unveiled a new guide with boating safety tips from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, historical facts about the Dora Canal and St. Johns River and information about the Lake County Water Authority’s Hickory Point Recreational Facility.

The 20-page, full-color Lake County Boating & Waterways Guide also includes a comprehensive listing of boat ramps located in the County along with informative maps.
In addition to the Sheriff’s Office and Water Authority, other agencies cooperating with producing the guide include the municipalities of Clermont, Eustis, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Tavares and Howey-in-the-Hills, the Seminole Ranger District of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Division, the Florida Park Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The guide is available free by stopping by the Lake County Welcome Center, 20763 U.S. Highway 27, Groveland, calling (800) 430-LAKE or logging on to www.lakecountyfl.com, keyword: boating.

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