County’s Natural Beauty Highlighted in 2013 Calendar

Hillsborough County is mouth-watering residents to keep lane of their days while appreciating a county’s changed resources.

The giveaway 2013 Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program calendar is accessible during several locations.

Photos for a 2013 ELAPP calendar were comparison following a print contest. Amateur and veteran photographers of all ages were invited to contention photos portraying a healthy beauty of a county’s 60 ELAPP sites.

The 187 submitted photos were posted on a county’s Facebook page and residents had an event to opinion for their favorite photos.

The tip 34 vote-getters were afterwards reviewed by a row of judges who done a final preference for a calendar.

A bobcat photo by George L. Veazey III of Temple Terrace perceived a many open votes overall, and it is featured, along with 25 some-more photos, in a calendar.

Veazey indeed has 8 photos in a calendar — a cover print and a months of February, April, May, July, September, November, Dec and a cover photo. For carrying a print with a many votes, Veazey will accept a private dug-out debate of Cockroach Bay Preserve.

A lifelong Hillsborough County resident, Veazey worked for a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for 35 years, timid in 2006. He pronounced he fell in adore with photography while he was a tyro during a University of South Florida, operative on a annual staff.

After timid from a sheriff’s office, he followed his photography in earnest, focusing on a county’s internal wildlife and healthy resources.

His works are now on arrangement during The Art Lounge Gallery, 119 E. Reynolds St., Plant City.

Other winning photos were taken by Donna Bollenbach of Valrico, featured in January; Robert Heath of Riverview, featured in Mar and June; Mariella Smith of Ruskin, featured in August; and Herman Cook of Valrico, featured in October. These winners will accept a Tampa Bay pontoon vessel tour.

To get a giveaway duplicate of a 2013 ELAPP calendar, visit:

Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department

  • Administration, 10119 Windhorst Rd. in Tampa
  • Bell Creek Office, 10940 McMullen Rd. in Riverview
  • Cockroach Bay Preserve Office, 3709 Gulf City Rd. in Ruskin
  • Lake Frances Preserve Office, 10225 Woodstock Rd. in Odessa

Hillsborough County Center

  • Communications Digital Media Services Department, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. 1st Floor, in Tampa


Public Utilities Department Customer Service Centers

  • Northwest, 15610 Premiere Dr. (off Northdale Boulevard, one retard west of Dale Mabry Highway)
  • South – Central – Brandon Support Operations Complex, 332 N. Falkenburg Rd.

For some-more information, hit Conservation Services during 813-672-7876.

Note: Conservation Services contacted Patch to let us know a calendars are no longer accessible during internal libraries. All were given out within a integrate of days.