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    Colleagues Volunteer 423 Hours on National Day of Community Service

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Dec 05, 2019

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    SOLitude Lake Management is pleased to share the impact of the company's first ever Heart & SOL Day, which took place on Friday, Nov. 22. This day of volunteering and community service aimed to inspire community members, homeowners and businesses throughout the country to contribute to charitable causes they care about. SOLitude's 445 colleagues were also empowered to volunteer during work hours. 

    Across SOLitude's 35+ nationwide offices, participants volunteered 423 total hours on Heart & SOL Day by contributing to trash clean-ups, food banks, animal sanctuaries, Cardz for Kidz, Habitat for Humanity builds, tree plantings and more. Click to view photos and details about these efforts.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    SOLitude Delivers Thanksgiving Meals, Launches Annual Volunteering Day

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Nov 20, 2019

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    This season, SOLitude Lake Management is proud to announce that the company served nearly 300 families through the Little GOBBLERs program. This annual program provides food and donations to ensure families across the country, within the local communities we serve, are able to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    SOLitude, an industry leader in lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management solutions, donated $7,075 in turkeys and grocery gift cards to 292 deserving families in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Colorado, Arizona, Texas and Florida.

    SOLitude worked with 32 elementary, middle and high schools in each of these regions to identify families in need. School principals and guidance counselors collected the donated items from SOLitude on behalf of the families and ensured they were distributed appropriately. Since the inception of the Little GOBBLERs program in 2012, SOLitude has donated $35,850 and helped more than 1,600 children and families have a happier Thanksgiving.

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    $125,000 Gift Supports Entrepreneurial Students

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Oct 28, 2019

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    CEO of SOLitude Lake Management Kevin Tucker and his wife, Jennifer, have pledged $125,000 to establish the Tucker Student Venture Creation Fellowship Endowment for James Madison University’s Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship. The Tucker Family Fellowship will contribute $4,000+ annually in perpetuity to a top student from the program’s Summer Venture Accelerator (SVA).

    The SVA provides student entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop businesses at all stages. Through the 10-week program, student fellows receive funding, workspace, mentorship, business classes, hands-on learning experiences, and a final opportunity to pitch their venture against peers across the nation. The SVA is a competitive program—more than 100 JMU students apply each year, but only 20 are selected to participate.

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    Topics: The SOLution

    Volunteer of the Quarter Worked With Youth and Student Groups

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Oct 24, 2019

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    Through SOLitude’s corporate volunteering and community outreach program, The SOLution, the company has named Digital Marketing Specialist Ysabella Bhagroo of Virginia Beach as Volunteer of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2019. Bella has been active through various volunteering and youth events from July through September.

    Bella (second from right) volunteered for Habitat for Humanity with her Virginia Beach colleagues. The team helped frame the first floor of a home being built for a family in need. Through the program, home recipients are provided the tools they need to be successful homeowners.

    Bella also volunteered extensively through different youth and student efforts. She served as an area representative for Youth For Understanding, an organization that works with international foreign exchange students and their host families. She continued her efforts through

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    Topics: SOLitude News, The SOLution

    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 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 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

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

    by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Feb 14, 2019

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    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