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    SOLitude Professionals Receive 45th “Seeing Is Believing” Award

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Sep 12, 2017

    SePRO AwardMultiple aquatics industry professionals from SOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake, pond and wetland management, fisheries management and related environmental services for the United States, were recently awarded for their accomplishments in the sustainable management of public and private aquatic resources. SePRO Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of high quality, environmentally responsible solutions for aquatic plant management announced the news during their annual conference in August.

    Five SOLitude team members received SePRO’s “Seeing Is Believing” award, which recognizes the highest standard of excellence in water quality management for lakes, ponds, stormwater retention ponds or other waterbodies that have demonstrated the effectiveness of SePRO products. Award submissions consisted of a case study documenting a technical program for nuisance aquatic weed and algae control, a detailed treatment summary for the waterbody, project results, before and after photos, and client satisfaction reports.

    “We’re pleased to once again recognize several SOLitude Lake Management team members for sharing their water resource restoration case studies,” said Shaun Hyde, Regional Sales Manager for SePRO Corporation. “We appreciate SOLitude’s commitment to the sustainable management of our precious aquatic resources and being dedicated Stewards of Water.”

    Over time, SOLitude team members have received a total of 50 distinctions from SePRO Corporation. In addition to 45 Seeing Is Believing awards, four of SOLitude’s leading professionals have received SePRO’s National Applicator of the Year. SOLitude was also selected for SePRO’s Sustainable Leadership award, which recognizes one company, each year, whose programs and management solutions show evidence of results and leadership in the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems.

    The standout projects and SePRO award winners for 2017 are as follows:

    Lake Management

    Shannon JuniorAquatic Ecologist & Senior Business Development Consultant - Madison, VA
    Shannon was recognized for her rapid, thorough and environmentally-friendly treatment of an invasive hydrilla bloom in a 2.05-acre pond belonging to a high-profile inn, conference center and luxury spa in Charlottesville, VA.

    Pond Management

    David RiedlEnvironmental Scientist &
    Territory Leader - Fredericksburg, VA
    David was awarded for his management of a dense filamentous algae bloom in a 0.2-acre pond belonging to an HOA in Northern Virginia. David successfully eliminated the nuisance bloom and designed a preventative maintenance plan to help limit further algae growth.

    Nuisance Vegetation

    Trent NelsonAquatic Specialist
    High Point, NC
    Trent received an award for the treatment of an invasive duckweed infestation on a 12-acre private pond in Clemmons, NC. The treatment was performed as part of an Annual Maintenance Plan that considered cost and long-term eradication of the invasive vegetation.

    Stormwater Pond

    Derek JohnsonCertified Lake Manager
    Williamsburg, VA
    Derek was recognized for his restoration of a 0.26-acre stormwater pond on a prominent church property in Hampton, VA. The pond, which was plagued with more than 80 percent coverage of filamentous algae, was cleared under Derek’s supervision in under three weeks.

    Beneficial Vegetative Buffer

    Dan Hunt, Territory Leader
    Fort Myers, FL
    Dan was awarded for his timely treatment of a private lake covered in Slender Spike Rush and Bladderwort in Tampa, FL. Despite a challenging water flow and uneven problem areas, Dan successfully limited the impact of the nuisance plants and restored the beauty of the waterbody.

    To view SOLitude’s previous award winners visit www.solitudelakemanagement.com/pressroom

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    SOLitude Lake Management is committed to providing full service lake and pond management 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

    Topics: SOLitude News, Aquatic Products