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SOLitude Completes Nationwide Earth Day Environmental Cleanups

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   May 08, 2017

earth-day-collage-the-solution-04.17-c.jpgSOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management, fisheries management and related environmental services for the United States, recently helped lead or participate in more than a dozen environmental events across the nation in honor of Earth Day. SOLitude employees, family members and friends volunteered a total of 223 hours of their time to help collect 3,180 pounds of trash and debris, complete the first step of a beneficial shoreline restoration project and install 2,000 native wetland plants in local communities throughout the country.

SOLitude’s Hampton Roads, VA, team and friends celebrated Earth Day by participating in the Lynnhaven River NOW cleanup and Keep Norfolk Beautiful Day, where they helped remove 142 bags of trash from beaches and streets weighing 1,800 pounds. The team also spearheaded a trash cleanup near SOLitude’s Virginia Beach office and installed 80 feet of Oyster Castles along the shoreline of the Little Creek Watershed in conjunction with the East Ocean View Civic League and the Lafayette Wetlands Partnership.

Team members from SOLitude’s Charlottesville, VA, office helped lead a trash cleanup with the Rivanna Conservation Society. The 13-person crew focused on the Riverview Park area and filled an entire work truck with 30 bags of trash, including a suitcase and a bucket full of concrete.

SOLitude’s Mid-Atlantic team members helped with several events, including the DNREC Beach Grass Planting at Cape Henlopen State Park, DE, where a group of 10 people spent 33 total volunteer hours planting grass along the dunes to reinforce and protect the coastline from storms and high tides. The Delaware team also helped install 2,000 native wetland plants along swales in Talley Day Park in New Castle County, DE. The planting, which took place in partnership with the New Castle County Department of Special Services, will help improve drainage and water quality in the surrounding area. In SOLitude’s New Jersey office, the team took part in the Musconetcong Watershed Association’s Annual Spring River Cleanup for the second year in a row, dedicating a total of 33 volunteer hours to the cause.

SOLitude’s New England team in Shrewsbury, MA, generated more than 22 volunteer hours through a number of events, including cleanups of Lake Street Park and the Blackstone River, which brought together a combined crew of nine volunteers that collected 220 pounds of trash. The team also helped lead a group of boy scouts on a trail cleanup of trash, fallen trees and invasive species, and volunteered to judge the annual Water Science Fair at Wells Memorial School in Harrisville, NH.

In North Carolina, SOLitude’s team members attended the Haw River Clean-Up-A-Thon where they picked up 23 bags of trash along the floodplain.

“One of SOLitude’s core values is a commitment to environmental stewardship in the local communities across the country where we work and live,” SOLitude Director of Marketing Tracy Fleming said. “Our 2017 Earth Day cleanup was an incredible success and exemplifies our unshakable belief in the protection and preservation of the world we all call home.”

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PHOTO CAPTIONS:

Top Left – SOLitude’s Hampton Roads, VA team dedicated a day to building oyster castles, which is the first step of a living shoreline restoration project.
Top Right – Our New England team joined the The Blackstone River Watershed Association for their annual spring trash cleanup event.
Bottom Left – The Hackettstown, NJ team participated in the Musconetcong Watershed Association’s Annual trash cleanup event.
Bottom Right – SOLitude’s Georgetown, DE team helped to install 2,000 native wetland plants at Talley Day Park in New Castle County.

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SOLitude Lake Management is committed to providing full service lake and pond management services that improve water quality, preserve natural resources, and reduce our environmental footprint. Our services include lake, pond and fisheries management programs, algae and aquatic weed control, mechanical harvesting, hydro-raking, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, water quality testing and restoration, bathymetry, lake vegetation studies, biological assessments, habitat assessments, invasive species management and nuisance wildlife management. Services, consulting and aquatic products are available to clients nationwide, including homeowners associations, multi-family and apartment communities, golf courses, commercial developments, ranches, private landowners, reservoirs, recreational and public lakes, municipalities, parks, and state and federal agencies. Learn more about SOLitude Lake Management and purchase products at www.solitudelakemanagement.com

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