Soil and Water Conservation District
The Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is designing a standard to help protect Iowa lakes from phosphorus. The SWCD is working to create a cost share program locally for the Iowa Great Lakes, Silver Lake, and Swan Lake Watersheds.
Due to the unique geological landscape that Dickinson County possesses, we have unique water quality concerns. Our water quality is degraded primarily by phosphorus. Since phosphorus travels with sediment to the lake, creating a system that will filter out the nutrients and limit what will get to the lake will help the water quality of our lakes.
2011 SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION POSTER CONTEST
Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for students from Dickinson County Schools to participate in the annual Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest. This is for students from K through 12 broken down into specific divisions by grade. The posters submitted will be judged by a local committee and the winning posters will receive an award, will be on display at the 2011 Dickinson County Environmental Learning Fair and be sent on to the Regional Poster Contest for competition. Specific information can be found at the following link:
2011 DICKINSON COUNTY SWCD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation Foundation is making available two scholarships for Graduating Dickinson County Seniors. These scholarships are to be used for the first year of education on the college or vocational school level.
This is offered a $500 scholarship for agriculture or natural sciences studies (includes most science studies biology, chemistry, environmental management, fish and wildlife). Winning applicants are sent to compete in Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) Auxiliary Annual Scholarships. There are 6 regional awards from CDI of $300. Regional winners are sent to compete at the state level with award amounts of $1,800, $1,200 and $1,000. For more information visit the following link: 2011 Dickinson County SWCD Foundation District Scholarship
The application is found on the Conservation Districts of Iowa website SCHOLARSHIP PAGE.
JO GROVES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This is offered a $500 scholarship and is not limited to a specific course of study. Jo Groves was a District Secretary for the Dickinson SWCD until she retired due to an illness in 1994. The Commissioners honor Jo’s memory by offering and annual scholarship in her name. For more information visit the following link: 2011 Jo Groves Memorial Scholarship
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