As part of our commitment to environmental stewardship and community involvement, SOLitude Lake Management strives to foster our company core values both inside and outside of the workplace. Through volunteerism, activism, outreach and fundraising, we believe that we can help to make a difference in the world. By building bridges in our local communities and across the country, we hope to increase our sustainability footprint and make our mark as a company that sincerely cares about the world we live in.
We encourage all our employees to pursue their own passions and, as a company, we strive to be good corporate citizens ... but together we are all "part of The SOLution."
Contact us to learn about our upcoming volunteering opportunities and how you can get involved.Community Outreach 2012
Congratulations to Aquatic Specialist, Greg Blackham, for being named SOLitude's Volunteer of the First Quarter! Greg spent 15.5 hours volunteering in the first quarter and also contributed 28 family and friend hours to SOLitude’s annual goal of 2,500 volunteering hours. Follow this link to learn more about his commitment to his community and the environment.
The Charlottesville, VA SOLitude team helped out again with the annual Heritage Day at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, VA. This family and youth fishing event is well attended by children 16 and under who rarely have an opportunity to go fishing themselves. The state stocks the creek with trout and SOLitude’s team helps by teaching kids and adults how to fish.
Team members from our Charlottesville, VA office helped lead a World Water Day trash cleanup with the Rivanna Conservation Alliance. The 13 person crew focused on the Riverview Park area and filled the entire work truck with garbage: 30 bags of trash, a suitcase and a bucket full of concrete.
The Raleigh, NC SOLitude team joined the Haw River Assembly for their annual spring Clean-Up-A-Thon. They joined a group of 26 other volunteers at the Bynum location and together they picked up 23 bags of trash in just over 3 hours!
For the 4th year in a row, the Georgetown, DE SOLitude crew, along with family and friends, volunteered with the DE Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s annual beach grass planting at Cape Henlopen State Park. Grass is planted on the dunes to help reinforce and protect the coastline from storms and high tides.
Members of the Virginia Beach, VA SOLitude crew participated in Lynnhaven River NOW’s trash cleanup. Every month, Lynnhaven River NOW volunteer crews pull hundreds, sometimes thousands, of pounds of trash from wetlands and waterways in Virginia Beach, preventing this trash from making it into our oceans; this month’s figure was just over 1,500 pounds.
Staff from our Newport News and Virginia Beach, VA offices met at Combat Wounded Coalition’s (Home of Wounded Wear) headquarters in Chesapeake to help with preparing gift bags for their 7th annual awards ceremony and fundraiser, Toast to the Heroes. SOLitude also supported wounded warriors and families of the fallen by sponsoring the event.
Staff from our Shrewsbury, MA office enjoyed spending an evening serving meals to individuals and families in need at the Mustard Seed Soup Kitchen in Worcester. The dedicated team also helped clean up after the meal service was completed.
The Georgetown, DE crew volunteered along with family members and friends to help out the Food Bank of Delaware in Milford. The team sorted donated foods and put together several pallets of meal boxes that are designed to feed a family of 4 for up to a week.
Team SOLitude members from the Hackettstown, NJ office dedicated a morning to volunteering with the NORWESCAP Food Bank in Phillipsburg. The group helped with cleaning and sorting product, stocking shelves and filling pantry bags.
Staff in SOLitude’s Northern Virginia territory have volunteered twice so far this winter to help Friends of Accotink Creek remove invasive plants from a wetland area of Lake Accotink Park in Springfield, VA. Removal of Wineberry, Blackberry and Japanese honeysuckle will help to reestablish balanced communities of native plants.
The Georgetown, DE SOLitude Team found volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in 2016 so rewarding, they signed up to participate in another event in Dover at the beginning of this year. They finished the interior framing at a home being built for a veteran with MS and helped with the finishing touches on a home being built for a family with 7 children.
Members from our Hampton Roads, VA and Shrewsbury, MA and offices continue to volunteer regularly to help their local food banks pack and sort food for individuals, families and children in need: Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and Worcester County Food Bank.
Because of their strong environmental missions and initiatives, SOLitude Lake Management is a dedicated supporter of the following groups as part of The SOLution program:
In support of our belief that lakes and ponds are a precious natural resource requiring protection, SOLitude is committed to providing sustainable and renewable solutions that maintain ecological balance in the workplace and beyond.
When you partner with SOLitude, a dedicated field technician visits your lake or pond twice a month, leveraging extensive knowledge and training to carefully maintain ecological balance and preserve the appearance of your aquatic property.
Utilizing the latest GPS aquatic mapping technology and our own proprietary lake and pond management software, the experts at SOLitude collect all the data necessary to provide comprehensive analysis and in-depth solutions.