Aquatics in Brief Newsletters

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New Scientists and Professionals Join SOLitude’s Growing Team

October 9th, 2019

SOLitude Lake Management is pleased to officially welcome six of its newest hires to the company’s growing team. These accomplished professionals, spanning from the Northeast to the West, bring extensive experience and a passion for restoring the health and beauty of aquatic ecosystems in their local communities. Jameson Bastarche is an environmental scientist based out […]

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SOLitude Welcomes New Aquatic Management Professionals to Growing Team

July 24th, 2019

SOLitude Lake Management is pleased to officially welcome six of its newest hires to the company’s growing team. These accomplished professionals, spanning from the Northeast to the West, bring extensive experience and a passion for restoring the health and beauty of aquatic ecosystems in their local communities. Lauren Malinis is an environmental scientist in Benicia, […]

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SOLitude Welcomes Scientists and Professionals to Growing Team

May 16th, 2019

SOLitude Lake Management is pleased to officially welcome seven of its newest hires to the company’s growing team. These accomplished professionals, spanning from the Mid-Atlantic to the West, bring extensive experience and a passion for restoring the health and beauty of aquatic ecosystems in their local communities. Noel Browning is an Aquatic Biologist based out of Denver, […]

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Lake Management: Don’t Feed the Wildlife!

March 26th, 2019

Written by Industry Expert Gavin Ferris, Ecologist A few years back in the spring, residents of South Hampton, NH found six dead deer in a suburban lot. Several biologists and a game warden then investigated the site and found six more. The deer had not been shot or killed by predators, nor had they starved […]

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Ponder These Thoughts – Winter Lake and Pond Management Tips

December 13th, 2018

SOLitude Lake Management wants to be certain that your lake or pond is prepared for the coming year. With this in mind, we recommend that you consider the following during the winter months: Review your lake and pond budget and replacement reserve funds to ensure that funds are available for bathymetry to determine if and […]

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Invasive Species Highlight: Torpedograss

November 27th, 2018

Written by Industry Expert Robert Truax, Natural Resources Scientist Many southern states experienced Torpedograss infestations this year. Torpedograss (Panicum littorale), also known as quack grass and bullet grass, is an invasive species that was first introduced to the United States in 1876 near Mobile, Alabama. It has since spread throughout the South. Torpedograss is a […]

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Case Study: Volumetric Approach to Managing Giant Salvinia Successful

July 23rd, 2018

Written by Industry Experts Paul Dorsett, Fisheries Biologist, and Keith Gazaille, Director of Lake Management – North and Mid-Atlantic Flag Lake is a 664-acre lake located on Barksdale Airforce Base near Bossier City, Louisiana. The lake is relatively shallow, averaging less than four feet deep, and serves as a valuable aquatic resource to the base […]

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Ponder These Thoughts – Spring Management Tips

March 22nd, 2018

SOLitude Lake Management wants your lake or pond to be pre­pared for warm weather. With this in mind, we recommend that you consider the following during the spring months: Have your lake or pond’s water quality professionally tested. Find out early in the season if there is an imbalance in the water. Put a natural […]

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Feet First: Polio Disability No Match for Fly Fishing Enthusiast

March 13th, 2018

When people say fly fishing is difficult, 68-year-old Marty Loudder challenges them to try it with their feet. Longtime SOLitude client Martha “Marty” Loudder is far from average. She’s a successful Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean at Texas A&M, where she oversees 4,500 undergraduate students. She’s an avid fly-fisherwoman, who takes yearly trips to […]

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Nuisance Species Highlight: Bladderwort

February 22nd, 2018

Bladderwort (Utricularia spp.) is a genus of carnivorous aquatic plants consisting of more than 200 species. The submersed free-floating plants utilize bladder-like traps (0.2mm-1.2cm) to capture small prey, including mosquito larvae. Hundreds of traps cover the plant’s 4- to 10-inch stem, which can be topped by yellow or lavender flowers. Due to its lack of […]

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