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SOLitude Lake Management donates lake restoration efforts to Camp Holiday Trails

At Camp Holiday Trails, and as part of the outreach program The SOLution, SOLitude Lake Management prepares to install the aeration system donated by AquaMaster.  Shown (l-r) are Jeremy Hailey; Shannon Junior; Pete Syme, Camp Holiday Trails volunteer; Tina LaRoche, Camp Holiday Trails executive director; and David Riedl. SOURCE SUBMITTED
April 11, 2013

SOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management, fisheries management and related environmental services for the mid-Atlantic and surrounding states, coordinated and has 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 water quality in the lake and help return it to a usable state.

The lake at Camp Holiday Trails became mostly unusable because it was 100 percent covered by watermeal, an aquatic nuisance plant. This plant can quickly cover the entire surface of a water body, 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 campers could enjoy it this summer.

SOLitude members have 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's leading manufacturer of floating lake fountains and aeration systems.

The lake will be 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.

The SOLution is a company-wide outreach program that encourages all employees to give their time to volunteer, take action and fundraise for charitable and ecological causes.  To participate or share a nonprofit's goals for consideration in The SOLution, contact Director of Marketing Tracy King at tking@solitudelake.com.

Since 1998, SOLitude Lake Management has been committed to providing full-service lake and pond management services that improve water quality, preserve natural resources and reduce environmental footprints.  Learn more about SOLitude Lake Management and purchase products at www.solitudelakemanagement.com.