SOLitude Strengthens SUNY Oneonta Connection With Award Contribution

May 23rd, 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.

Derek Johnson Fisheries & Wildlife Scientist Certified Lake ManagerCharleston, SC
Jason LuceFisheries & Wildlife Scientist Certified Lake ManagerWorcester, NY
Ben GermanFisheries Biologist Shrewsbury, MA

Several other SOLitude team members earned their undergraduate degrees through SUNY in other program areas, including (L to R) Wildlife & Fisheries Biologist Aaron Cushing of Charlottesville, VA, Fisheries Scientist Michael Meritet of Charlotte, NC, Aquatic Biologist Scott Conrade of Worcester, NY, and Aquatic & Fisheries Scientist Ben Casscles, also of Worcester, who is now pursuing his master’s through the Lake Management program. 

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SOLitude Lake Management is a nationwide environmental firm committed to providing sustainable solutions that improve water quality, enhance beauty, preserve natural resources and reduce our environmental footprint. SOLitude’s team of aquatic resource management professionals specializes in the development and execution of customized lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management programs that include water quality testing and restoration, nutrient remediation, algae and aquatic weed control, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, bathymetry, shoreline erosion restoration, mechanical harvesting and hydro-raking, lake vegetation studies, biological assessments, habitat evaluations, and invasive species management. Services and educational resources are available to clients nationwide, including homeowners associations, multi-family and apartment communities, golf courses, commercial developments, ranches, private landowners, reservoirs, recreational and public lakes, municipalities, drinking water authorities, parks, and state and federal agencies. SOLitude Lake Management is a proud member of the Rentokil Steritech family of companies in North America.

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