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SOLitude Announces Cole Kabella as Volunteer of The Quarter

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jul 27, 2017

The SOLutionThrough its corporate volunteering program, The SOLution, SOLitude Lake Management has named Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist Cole Kabella as its Volunteer of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2017. Cole has dedicated many of his free weekends to volunteering and participating in fundraising events in Bryan, TX.

Much of Cole’s efforts went towards supporting the Aggieland Humane Society. There, he helped the shelter walk the dogs, clean kennels and clear the surrounding fence line of overgrown trees.

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Topics: The SOLution, Nature's Creatures

SOLitude Supports High School Pond Restoration Project

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jun 21, 2017

Environmental StewardshipAs part of SOLitude’s commitment to community outreach, members of the company’s Mid-Atlantic team recently joined forces with 30 students from Maple Shade High School to begin a long-term restoration project at Steinhauer Pond in Burlington County, NJ. The pond, located in a park near the school, suffered from poor water quality, a lack of beneficial vegetation and insufficient water circulation.

Environmental Scientist and Senior Business Development Consultant John Phelps provided ongoing educational expertise for the project, meeting with the students throughout the spring to answer questions about lake and pond management best practices and help them develop a long-term pond restoration plan.

The program began with a dedicated trash cleanup in March and a beneficial vegetative buffer planting of more than 1,000 plant bulbs in May, where SOLitude’s Director of Marketing Tracy Fleming and Business Development Specialist Shane Edwards provided additional guidance. In 2018, the project will culminate with a native fish stocking

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Topics: The SOLution, Pond Management Best Practices

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.

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Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

SOLitude Announces Greg Blackham as Volunteer of The Quarter

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Apr 26, 2017

volunteer-quarter-1-greg-blackham-the-solution-e.jpgThrough its corporate volunteering program, The SOLution, SOLitude is pleased to name Greg Blackham as their Volunteer of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2017.

Greg spent 15.5 total hours volunteering and participated in four team events during the first quarter. He frequently spent time helping sort and load several tons of meals and meal boxes for families in need through the Food Bank of Delaware in Milford, and also volunteered with the Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity. He helped the organization build two homes – one for a veteran with Multiple Sclerosis and another for a family with seven children. Greg helped cut out doors, build interior walls, install new studs, paint, clean and more. Greg also donated his time to the DNREC Beach Grass Planting event at Cape Henlopen State Park. The plantings will help reinforce and protect the coastline from storms and tides.

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Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

SOLitude’s Earth Day and Arbor Day Tree Planting Campaign

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Apr 04, 2017

Through our corporate volunteering and outreach program, The SOLution, SOLitude Lake Management is kicking off its 5th annual tree planting campaign in honor of Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 28).   

For every new SOLitude social media follower or blog subscriber throughout the month of April, we have pledged to plant two new pine trees through the National Forest Foundation! As a leader in environmental responsibility, SOLitude is determined to help protect and preserve the earth’s vital resources, improve the natural ecological balance of surrounding ecosystems and educate communities about the importance of environmental stewardship. 

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Topics: The SOLution

SOLitude Lake Management Recognizes Three Outstanding Volunteers and Donates Over $5,800 on their Behalf

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jan 25, 2017

Vol of Year & Quarter_Collage_01.17_d.jpgSOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management, fisheries management and related environmental services for the United States, is pleased to name Becky Snyder and Ann Marie Dori as their 2016 Volunteers of the Year, and Shannon Junior as Volunteer of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2016. In recognition of their volunteering efforts last year, SOLitude has made charitable donations totaling $5,860 to the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, the Virginia Beach SPCA and the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL).

Becky Snyder, Regional Administrator for SOLitude’s New England territory, was named as a Volunteer of the Year after spending an impressive 125 hours volunteering in 2016 and participating in 27 volunteer events throughout the year. For nearly two decades, Becky has regularly volunteered as an adult advisor with the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, a non-profit organization that strives to give girls the tools, training, and encouragement to let their individual spirits shine bright. As a mentor to the young women in the organization, she has been instrumental in teaching them how to be confident leaders in their community. Becky also serves as SOLitude’s volunteering team captain for the New England region. Over the past year, she has done a tremendous job of organizing new and interesting team events and inspiring her colleagues to help support their local communities. Team volunteering events that Becky coordinated in 2016 included volunteering with the Worcester County Food Bank, starting a supply drive for the Worcester Animal Rescue League, creating an office fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, and scheduling an Earth Day cleanup on the Blackstone River.

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Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

SOLitude Lake Management Announces Record Year of Volunteering and Donations in 2016

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jan 10, 2017

Through its corporate volunteering and outreach program, The SOLution, SOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management, fisheries management and related environmental services for the United States, announced that 2016 was a record year of volunteering and community outreach activities, donations, and partnering with key organizations who share in their mission. The company recorded 2,288 hours of volunteering, which exceeded the 2016 goal by 14 percent and more than doubled 2015’s volunteering totals. In addition, the company donated $42,550 including goods and in-kind services, supported nearly 7,800 under-resourced families, helped 247 dogs and cats find their forever homes, participated in trash and environmental clean ups which collected 9,100 pounds of trash, and recycled 22,442 plastic containers and an additional 1,076 cubic yards of cardboard, plastics and paper.

“The SOLution is a part of the culture here at SOLitude; one that values environmental stewardship, teamwork and community leadership,” said Tracy Fleming, Director of Marketing at SOLitude. She noted that the increase in donations and volunteer hours in 2016 is a reflection of the growing team’s desire to make a difference in their local communities and to help create a better world for all.

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Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

SOLitude Lake Management and Staff Donate Nearly $7,000 to Families in Need through “HOLiday Cheer” Program

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Dec 19, 2016


holiday-cheer-va-chkd-the-solution-e.jpgThrough its corporate volunteering and outreach program, The SOLution, SOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management, fisheries management and related environmental services for the United States, donated games and toys to health stricken children and gift cards, toys, games, clothes and other necessities to under resourced families in Madison and Norfolk, Virginia; Pine Hill, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Fort Plain, New York and Spencer, Massachusetts. In the program's fifth year, the 2016 total HOLiday Cheer donation totaled $6,798, which exceeded 2015 donations by 36 percent.

SOLitude continued their partnership with B-Strong Foundation this holiday season to assist families with children who have been diagnosed with cancer at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). SOLitude also supported the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, Virginia. SOLitude donated over $1,500 total to these hospitals in toys and games, which increased $10 for every new social media follower SOLitude received in the month of November.

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Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

SOLitude Helps Over 200 Families at Thanksgiving through Little GOBBLERs Program

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Nov 21, 2016

SOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management, fisheries management and related environmental services for the United States, donated over $5,000 in turkeys and grocery store gift cards to 228 under resourced families to enhance their Thanksgiving celebration.

Donations made through SOLitude’s Little GOBBLERs program this year increased 46 percent over 2015. Twenty-one elementary, middle and high schools identified a need for Thanksgiving meal donations within their schools and received donations.

The schools are located in Virginia Beach, VA; Norfolk, VA; Newport News, VA; Fredericksburg, VA; Charlottesville, VA; Whitinsville, MA; Fort Plain, NY; Oxford, NJ; West Grove, PA; Lincoln, DE; Charleston, SC; Murfreesboro, TN; Jackson, MS and Hearne, TX.

The schools and families were extremely grateful for SOLitude’s assistance at this time of the year.

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Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

SOLitude’s Volunteer of the Quarter Supports Agricultural Education

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Oct 26, 2016

the-solution-volunteer-quarter-three.jpgThrough its corporate volunteering program, The SOLution, SOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management and related environmental services for the United States, named Vincent Giordano, Aquatic Technician, as Volunteer of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2016. Vincent volunteered an impressive 58 hours in his community from July through September, with the majority of his efforts focused on working with the Future Farmers of America to support local schools through agricultural education and leadership development.

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Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

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