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    New Scientists and Professionals Join SOLitude's Growing Team

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Oct 09, 2019

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    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 webJameson Bastarche is an environmental scientist based out of Shrewsbury, MA. He specializes in the development of aquatic management plans that prioritize the ecological health of aquatic ecosystems. He is also experienced in conducting large-scale alum treatments using specialized equipment. He has assisted with many high-profile nutrient remediation projects across New England. Jameson earned a degree in Environmental Science from Worcester State University. 

    mike-didier-webMike Didier is an environmental scientist based out of Shrewsbury, MA. He has a particular expertise in water quality sampling and dissolved oxygen meter testing. He is also experienced with fountain and aeration installations, and is one of the first people in the country to install nanobubble aeration systems in lakes and ponds for the treatment of Harmful Algal Blooms. Mike graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Environmental Conservation.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, Aquatics in Brief Newsletters

    Volunteers of the Quarter Collaborate on Lake Restoration Efforts

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jul 30, 2019

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    Through SOLitude's volunteering and community outreach program, The SOLution, the company has named Assistant Regional Manager Errol Walsh and Aquatic Specialist Scott Dye as co-Volunteers of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2019. Based in Central Florida, the two have been active through recurring volunteer initiatives benefiting their local community of Seminole County.

    During the second quarter, Errol and Scott have volunteered extensively during weekends and in their personal time with the Seminole Education, Restoration, and Volunteer (SERV) Program, an organization that partners with local biologists, lake residents, and students to complete invasive species pulls, shoreline stabilization projects and other environmental restoration efforts. Collectively, Errol and Scott participated in seven events.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    SOLitude Welcomes New Aquatic Management Professionals to Growing Team

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jul 24, 2019

    SOL Summit Drone Photo-1

    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.

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    Lauren Malinis is an environmental scientist in Benicia, CA. She specializes in monitoring aquatic ecosystems and providing sustainable solutions that achieve the long-term goals of her clients. She is a knowledgeable resource with an array of industry experience and achievements. Lauren earned a degree in Environmental Science with a focus on Marine and Coastal Ecology at California State University Monterey Bay.

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    Zachary Cartwright is a fisheries scientist based out of Chesapeake, VA. He assists clients with the environmentally-sustainable management of their aquatic ecosystems throughout the region. He specializes in the installation and maintenance of floating fountains and aeration systems, managing aquatic vegetation and restoring water quality. Zachary earned his degree in Fisheries Conservation from Virginia Tech.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, Aquatics in Brief Newsletters

    SOLitude Publishes Reports Featuring New Technologies and Innovations

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jun 25, 2019

    Informative Guides

    With the goal of making the management of our precious lakes, stormwater ponds, wetlands and fisheries more effective and more eco-friendly than ever, SOLitude Lake Management, the largest aquatic management firm in the nation, has published a wealth of new and enhanced information covering all aspects of aquatic management.

    The 8 industry reports comprise the collective knowledge and insights of SOLitude's nationwide team of biologists, ecologists and environmental scientists, many of whom hold Master's degrees and PhDs in their respective subject areas. They also include exclusive information about recent technologies and advancements in the aquatic management industry, including nanobubble aeration, bio-engineered shorelines, highly-selective herbicides and more. 

    By releasing this information for free to the public, SOLitude aims to show that the sustainable management of aquatic resources is both attainable and budget-friendly when supported by proactive techniques and the expertise of professionals.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, Pond Management Best Practices

    SOLitude Strengthens SUNY Oneonta Connection With Award Contribution

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   May 23, 2019

    David Andrews - SUNY OneontaSOLitude is pleased to announce the contribution of the first ever SOLitude Lake Management Graduate Study Award through SUNY Oneonta (State University of New York College). SOLitude’s $1,000 gift was awarded to graduate student David Andrews during the College’s Biology Department awards ceremony in April. Andrews recently graduated with a Master of Science degree in Lake Management. Another $1,000 was donated to support the Lake Management program, bringing SOLitude's total contribution to $2,000.

    "The Lake Management program at SUNY Oneonta afforded me an incredible opportunity to learn in the field and gain knowledge and skills that will guide me for the rest of my career," Andrews said. "Donors like SOLitude Lake Management help make the program possible. Thank you for supporting future lake managers!"

    SUNY is the only college in the United States that offers a master’s program in Lake Management. As part of the master's program, degree recipients meet the requirements to apply for the prestigious designation of Certified Lake Manager (CLM) by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), an organization that brings scientists and professionals together to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs.

    Several of SOLitude's experienced scientists are alumni of the master's program, including Derek Johnson, the first person, internationally, to earn a degree in Lake Management.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    SOLitude Welcomes Scientists and Professionals to Growing Team

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   May 16, 2019

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    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-headshot-webNoel Browning is an Aquatic Biologist based out of Denver, CO. He has diverse experience managing valuable aquatic resources through creative and solution-based strategies based on sound scientific data. Noel earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Colorado University in Gunnison and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Water Resource Management from California State Fresno.

    nick-hanna-headshot-webNick Hanna is an Environmental Scientist in Manassas, VA. He specializes in helping clients achieve their long-term aquatic management goals while ensuring the health and ecological balance of the ecosystem is maintained. Nick graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a concentration in Human and Ecosystem Response to Climate Change.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, Aquatics in Brief Newsletters

    SOLitude Ranked as 12th Fastest Growing Company in Virginia

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   May 09, 2019

    2019 Fantastic 50 Winners

    SOLitude Lake Management has been named one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Commonwealth by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. SOLitude ranked 12th out of 50 companies honored during their 2019 awards dinner in Chantilly, VA, last week.

    SOLitude Lake Management is an industry-leading environmental firm dedicated to providing sustainable solutions rooted in technological and scientific research and innovation. From the beginning, SOLitude has focused on preserving the natural ecological balance of our aquatic ecosystems while providing clients with superior value and expertise in lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management.

    Now in its 24th year, the Fantastic 50 program is the only annual statewide award celebrating Virginia’s fastest growing businesses.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, Published Articles

    SOLitude Offers Free Lake Makeovers, Celebrates Earth Day

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Apr 29, 2019

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    SOLitude Lake Management is accepting nominations for free lake and pond 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 service members.

    Love Your Lake nominees must be considered a non-profit with a waterbody that serves as a centerpiece for foundation activities. The selected lakes or ponds suffering from severe nuisance aquatic weeds and algae, nutrient loading or associated water quality problems will receive the in-kind services and product donations necessary to make the waterbody functional and beautiful again.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    Volunteer of the Quarter Helps Reunite Lost Dog With Adoptive Family

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Apr 23, 2019

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    Through SOLitude’s corporate volunteering and community outreach program, The SOLution, the company has named Ecologist Shannon Junior of Northern Virginia as Volunteer of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2019. Shannon has been active through various volunteering and animal adoption events.

    Shannon started the first quarter by volunteering with the Madison County Animal Shelter, where she worked one-on-one with animals waiting to be adopted. Likewise, she attended 12 pet adoption events. During the events, five dogs were adopted into new loving families. One pup, Cooper, was taken home but immediately escaped. Shannon organized a search party to look for the missing dog and even set a trap in a yard that he was spotted in. A few days later, 

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    Help SOLitude Bring Clean Water to Developing Communities

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Mar 19, 2019

    In recognition of World Water Day (March 22), SOLitude Lake Management is pleased to announce the commencement of a new annual giving campaign aimed at providing impoverished families across the world with better access to clean water. For over two decades, SOLitude has been focused on improving access to clean, healthy water in the U.S. through sustainable management solutions. The annual campaign now allows SOLitude, and their clients, partners and local communities, to make a valuable impact throughout the rest of the world—with just the click of a button.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution