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Wanted: Orange County Historical Lake Photos!

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Orange County – Submit your personal historical photos of Orange County lakes and lakeside activities for an opportunity to win Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour tickets and a chance to be featured on the homepage of the Orange County Water Atlas, a one-stop water management resource.

July is Lakes Appreciation Month. To celebrate, the Environmental Protection Division invites residents to post their photos of lake and lakeside activities taken prior to 1983 to Facebook, sharing the beauty of Orange County’s many lakes.

Contestants may enter up to three photos via Orange County Facebook page, email, or mail to win. Mailed and emailed photos will be posted to Facebook on your behalf. The photo with the highest number of likes wins! The winner will be contacted in August 2013. The contest begins July 1 and ends July 31, 2013. Please have photos postmarked or digitally submitted by July 31st at 5pm.

Mailed photos should be sent to Orange County Environmental Protection Division, Historical Lakes Photo Contest, 800 Mercy Drive Suite 4, Orlando, FL 32808 or emailed to Be sure to include your contact information.

The North American Lake Management Society sponsors Lakes Appreciation Month each July to bring attention to the value of our community lakes. Lakes are an integral part of Florida’s quality of life. Clean lakes are a key component to public and environment health and safety. Lakes are a wonderful recreational resource ranging from boating, swimming, canoeing to fishing.

For more information please contact Orange County Environmental Protection. Like us on Facebook!

Additional Contact Information

Orange County Environmental Protection Division

(407) 836-1400