SOLitude Donates Lake Restoration Efforts to Camp Holiday Trails
March 27th, 2013
SOLitude Lake Management coordinated and completed the first phase of the lake restoration plan for the recreational lake at Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children with special health needs. Phase 1 of this project, in which all labor and materials were donated as part of SOLitude’s The SOLution program, included installing a brand new submersed aeration system, designed to improve the water quality in the lake and help return it to a usable state. The lake at Camp Holiday Trails became mostly unusable due to being 100 percent covered by watermeal, a nuisance aquatic plant. This plant can quickly cover the entire surface of a water body therefore depleting sunlight and oxygen which can destroy other healthy plant and fish life. Through The SOLution program, SOLitude Lake Management offered to assist the camp in restoring the lake so that campers could enjoy it this summer. SOLitude has donated their time to help develop the overall restoration plan, as well as all of the labor required to install the new aeration system, which was donated by AquaMaster, the world leading manufacturer of floating lake fountains and aeration systems.The lake is used by campers at Camp Holiday Trails for recreational and therapeutic activities such as swimming, fishing, and canoeing. It is also a serene focal point upon entering the camp. Camp Holiday Trails offers children with special and chronic health needs a fun, safe, and medically supervised camp experience. Approximately 94 percent of the campers receive financial aid to attend camp.“It is through generous partners, such as AquaMaster, that we are able to pursue special projects for The SOLution that will enhance the camp experience for these amazing kids,” said Kevin Tucker, owner and president of SOLitude Lake Management. “AquaMaster is proud to partner with SOLitude Lake Management to provide water quality solutions to help these wonderful kids enjoy the lake again,” said Rudi Huber, AquaMaster’s Northeast Regional Sales Manager. PHOTO CREDITS: Top: The SOLitude installation team and Camp Holiday Trails representatives: Jeremy Hailey (SOLitude), Shannon Junior (SOLitude), Pete Syme (Volunteer Extraordinaire), Tina LaRoche (Executive Director), and David Riedl (SOLitude).Bottom: Camp Holiday Trails sign.
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