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    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

    Love Your Lake - SOLitude

    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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    For every 30 new followers SOLitude receives across social platforms in 2019, the company will help provide an individual with a lifetime of

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    SOLitude’s Heart & SOL Award Honors Top Volunteer of 2018

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Feb 14, 2019

    Becky Snyder - SOLitude Lake Management

    Following another successful year of volunteering and community outreach efforts through The SOLution program, SOLitude Lake Management awarded the company’s annual Heart & SOL award to Regional Administrator Becky Snyder for her never-ending dedication to supporting charitable initiatives in her local community of Shrewsbury, MA, and leading the company’s community outreach efforts throughout the country.

    The Heart & SOL award recognizes one individual within the company each year who goes above and beyond in personal volunteering, inspiring others, and displaying a true commitment and passion for making the world a better place. Becky was awarded this month during SOLitude’s annual “SOL Summit” culture and team-building conference in Virginia Beach, VA.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    SOLitude Welcomes Scientists and Professionals to Growing Team

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jan 31, 2019

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    SOLitude Lake Management is pleased to officially welcome ten of its newest hires to the company’s growing team. These accomplished professionals, spanning from the Northeast to the South to the West Coast, bring extensive industry experience and a passion for restoring the health, beauty and longevity of aquatic ecosystems in their local communities.

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    Topics: SOLitude News

    25 Years: An Informed Look at the Past & Future of Lake Management

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jan 29, 2019

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    How far we’ve come—from a one-man operation to a team of more than 350 scientists and aquatic management professionals. As we greet 2019, two of SOLitude’s leading lake and pond experts each celebrate the completion of 25 years in the field. With half a century of knowledge and experience between them, they reflect on the infancy of the freshwater management industry and forecast the exciting innovations held in the future.

    Marc_Bellaud_webMarc Bellaud, SOLitude President, has been a leader in the lake and pond management industry since 1993. After graduating from the University of Vermont with a degree in biological sciences and a concentration in natural resources, Marc worked for two non-profit organizations before joining Aquatic Control Technology (now SOLitude Lake Management). He started as a field biologist and quickly became immersed in every aspect of the business. His roles and responsibilities expanded as the company continued to grow and he was named SePRO Applicator of the Year in 2006. He was later promoted to company President in 2013. Throughout his career, Marc has been actively involved in advancing the science of the aquatics industry as a good steward and widely-respected thought leader.

    Glenn_Sullivan_web_2016Glenn Sullivan, Certified Lake Manager and Environmental Scientist, has more than 25 years of hands-on freshwater management and industry leadership experience. Glenn Sullivan joined the lake and pond management industry in 1993 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Before joining SOLitude, Glenn served clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic as the President of Allied Biological. He is very active in the industry and has won several SePRO awards for his environmental stewardship and best practices approach to lake and pond management, including the Aquatic Environmental Stewardship Award (2003), Best Management Practices Award (2005), Sustainable Leadership Award (2008), and, most recently, the 2015 Applicator of the Year.

    How has freshwater management changed since you joined the industry 25 years ago?

    Marc: For me, the biggest overarching change that I’ve witnessed is the industry movement towards

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    Topics: SOLitude News, Published Articles

    SOLitude Named a “Best & Brightest Company to Work For” in the Nation

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jan 24, 2019

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    SOLitude Lake Management is pleased to announce the company’s selection as a “Best & Brightest Company to Work For in the Nation” by the National Association for Business Resources. The 2018 national winning companies were chosen out of 2,400 total nominations.

    The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution