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Top 5 Pond Management Articles of 2020

November 9th, 2020

The days have been slow, but the year has gone by fast! As we round out 2020, let’s take a look at the year’s most popular educational articles. Take a peek (or refresh your memory) with our top five, which cover all things aeration, toxic algae, shoreline erosion and the importance of lakes and ponds […]

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Top 5 Rules for Lake & Pond Management

November 4th, 2020

Written by Greg Blackham, Aquatic Specialist AS SEEN IN Parks and Rec Business publication. Whether you’ve recently stepped into a new role as a community manager or parks manager, or simply decided to turn more attention to the aesthetic needs of your facilities, there’s a good chance your responsibilities include overseeing a lake or stormwater […]

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The State of Applied Lake Management: An Expert’s Perspective

August 18th, 2020

Written by industry expert Marc Bellaud, Director of Technical Services As seen in Lakeline Magazine, a publication of the North America Lake Management Society (NALMS). NALMS’ mission is to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs for today and tomorrow. Founded in Portland, Maine in […]

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SOLitude Named One of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies in Virginia

May 12th, 2020

SOLitude Lake Management has been named one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Commonwealth by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. SOLitude was ranked 10th out of 50 companies recognized in 2020.  SOLitude is an industry-leading environmental firm dedicated to providing sustainable solutions rooted in technological and scientific research and innovation. SOLitude has always […]

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SOLitude Establishes Long Island Presence Through Acquisition

February 27th, 2020

The nation’s largest freshwater management firm has established an official presence in Long Island, NY, through the acquisition of The Pond Guy, Inc. SOLitude Lake Management is an industry-leading environmental firm providing turn-key lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management solutions to clients in more than 36 states. The rebranding of The Pond Guy, which […]

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Top 10 Pond Management Articles of 2019… Hint, #1 is Slimy & Toxic!

January 7th, 2020

That’s a wrap! What a year it has been. In honor of the new year, we gathered all of our educational articles and picked the top 10 most-viewed of 2019. Read our most popular articles covering toxic algae, aquatic weed control, fisheries and wildlife management and new innovations and technologies. 10. What We Can Learn […]

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Fisheries Management: Water Quality Woes

November 25th, 2019

AS SEEN IN Pond Boss: Written by Fisheries Biologist David Beasley One of the most amazing attributes of water is its ability to provide people with a sense of happiness. Regardless of upbringing, nearly all of us have something to gain in life by having access to a recreational lake or pond. Some people find […]

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SOLitude Acquires Leading Freshwater Management Firm in Florida

November 12th, 2019

Two leading freshwater management companies have united under the SOLitude Lake Management® brand. Aquatic Systems, Inc. (ASI) was acquired by SOLitude in January 2019. All company service offerings and infrastructure were officially unified this month. The rebranding of Aquatic Systems expands SOLitude’s existing operations across 12 Florida offices. Outside of Florida, SOLitude manages aquatic resources in […]

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First Recorded Instance of Lake-wide Eradication Of Quagga Mussels

October 31st, 2019

Written by David Hammond, PhD and Gavin Ferris, Ecologist Low doses of EarthTec QZ ionic copper used in effort to eradicate quagga mussels from an entire Pennsylvania lake Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha Pallas, 1771) and quagga mussels (D. rostriformis bugensis Andrusov, 1898), known collectively as dreissenid mussels, have established themselves as nuisance aquatic invasive species […]

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The Pond Management “Do-It-Yourself” Dilemma

October 15th, 2019

Written by Industry Expert Gavin Ferris, Ecologist  Pond management experts are rarely asked to visit a lake or stormwater pond that is in good health. Though it is not a responsible practice, many property managers don’t call us until significant water quality problems have already appeared. I remember the first pond I was called to […]

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