SOLitude Lake Management is accepting nominations for free waterbody makeover services through the company’s Love Your Lake program. The annual initiative aims to support non-profit charities and foundations in dire need of recreational lake and pond restoration, with the goal of improving outdoor experiences for disadvantaged or special needs children, disabled individuals, or veterans and servicemembers.
The effort is backed by The SOLution, a company-wide program that encourages SOLitude and staff to strive to “create a better world” through volunteerism, community outreach, sustainability and environmental consciousness. SOLitude’s leadership feels it is important to not only be good stewards of the environment, but also to fulfill company core values to “take action and be accountable” and to “protect and respect nature.”
Love Your Lake nominees must be considered a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a waterbody that serves as a centerpiece for foundation activities. The selected lake or pond suffering from severe aquatic weeds and algae, sedimentation, nutrient loading or associated problems will receive the in-kind services and donations necessary to make the waterbody functional and beautiful again.
Since the program began in 2013, SOLitude has helped restore and rejuvenate waterbodies belonging to summer camps for children with life-threatening illnesses, fishing properties used for veteran rehabilitation, and recreational facilities for wounded veterans and their families, throughout the country.
Most recently, SOLitude provided pond restoration services for Lancaster Children’s Home (LCH) in Lancaster, SC. The organization provides safe, stable, nurturing and home-like environments for abused, abandoned or neglected children. Founded in 1961, LCH’s ultimate goal is to instill positive values and life skills that can help shape each individual to become an independent, productive and responsible citizen. Each year, more than 100 children are cared for on LCH’s 124-acre property, which contains a 1.25-acre pond used for fishing and other recreational activities.
SOLitude designed, installed and provided pro-bono maintenance services for a new aeration system to help limit the algae and watermeal that had historically plagued the waterbody. SOLitude’s partner, OASE Living Water, donated the three diffuser subsurface aeration systems, along with a ½ HP floating fountain outfitted with decorative lights, and various types of beneficial bacteria products designed to balance nutrient levels in the waterbody. In total, the project value equated to nearly $7,300.
Since 2012, SOLitude has donated more than $255,000 in goods and in-kind services and contributed 9,457 volunteer hours to our local communities across the country.
Contact the experts at 888-480-LAKE (5253) for all of your lake, pond, wetland and fisheries management needs.
SOLitude Lake Management is an environmental firm committed to providing full-service solutions that improve water quality, preserve natural resources, and reduce our environmental footprint. Our services include lake, pond, wetland 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.
Since 1949, the OASE brand has been “passionate about water” with a reputation for innovation and quality. Backed by German engineering, OASE harnesses years of research and technology into compelling innovations that translate into a breadth of versatile aquatic products suitable for novice to experienced enthusiasts. Learn more at www.oase-livingwater.com.