Over 300 photos of Lake County water bodies were entered in the 2014 contest. A committee narrowed the photos down to thirty-five semi-finalists. These semi-finalist photos were then voted on by the public on the Adopt-a-Lake web page.
More than 3000 votes were submitted to select the top 14 photographs that are featured in the 2014 calendar. The semi-finalist runners up photos are included in a special section in the back of the calendar.
The top-scoring photograph of Lake Minneola submitted by Wendy Burkett is featured on the calendar's front cover.
The Adopt-a-Lake Calendars, which include the selected pictures from water bodies in Lake County, are 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.
Calendars are available at multiple locations this year: Lake County Water Lab at 12923 County Landfill Road, Solid Waste Administration Office at 13130 County Landfill Road, and the Lake County Administration building at 315 West Main Street 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.
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.
Contact Cathie Catasus (352) 253-1659 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about calendars or Adopt-a-Lake.