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July - Lake County

OtherResidentsof Lake CountyLake County’s human population coexistswith creatures that slither, crawl, swim, trotor fly across the central Florida landscape.As growth continues, Lake County takesprecautions to safeguard our region’s sensitivehabitats. Before a county roadconstruction project is started, the PublicWorks Department consults with independentwildlife specialists who visually inspectthe site for evidence of threatened or endangeredspecies such as the gopher tortoiseand scrub jay.During 2003, the quarantine area of the AnimalControl facility was expanded toaccommodate an additional 40 dogs, thusexpanding the facility’s capability to averthealth risks by isolating potentially dangerousanimals.Through our 4-H program, young people inboth rural and urban settings learn responsibleanimal care. Some of our participants’favorite projects include the care and nutritionof livestock, equine skills practice, anddog training.Native wildlife can be found as close as yourbackyard. Lake County is home to numerousspecies of spectacular butterflies.Master Gardeners at the Agricultural Centerare happy to advise you on ways to attractthese colorful highlights to your garden. Butterflyenthusiasts of all ages will enjoy walkingthrough the enclosed butterfly exhibit at theAgriculture Center. Here, visitors gatherideas for gardens that butterflies can’t resist.


SundayMondayJuneAugustSuM TuW ThF SaSuM TuW ThF Sa1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 76 7 8 9 1011121314151617181915161718192021202122232425262223242526272827282930TuesdayJulyWednesdayThursdayFriday1 2 34 5 6 7 8 9 10Independence Day8 9 1011121314293031BCC Meeting 9:00 A.M.11121314151617SaturdayPerhaps the County’s most troublesomecreature is one of the smallest – the mosquito.Decreasing the spread of diseasetransmission and annoyance by mosquitoesis the awesome task of the County’sMosquito and Aquatic Plant ManagementSection. The encephalitis virus commonlyreferred to as West Nile Virus has impactedLake County in previous years and is hereto stay. Additionally, the Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitisvirus has once againelevated its activity to above normal levels.Responding to the threat of these pests, LakeCounty Mosquito and Aquatic Plant Managementadulticided the insects, coveringover 900,000 acres at a cost of 17 cents peracre during fiscal year 2003.Lake County residents are indeed fortunateto have an abundance of native wildlife andnatural habitats in our midst. Treasuringour environment today and preserving it fortomorrow is a mission that Lake Countygovernment holds dear.18192021222324BCC Meeting 9:00 A.M.25262728293031Keeping Our Mosquito Population underControl is a PriorityBCC Meeting 9:00 A.M.

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