Water Quality Commission Grants

Grant forms for the 2017 Water Quality Commission grant cycle

Project Application and instructions 2017

Request for Applications begins August 1, 2017

Grant writing Help Session will be haled August 24, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:30 at the Dickinson Soil and Water Conservation District Office — Call John H. Wills at 712-336-3782 ext. 3 to let him know you will be there.

Applications are due at the Dickinson SWCD office no later than 4:30 PM on October 2, 2017. 

Water Quality Summit Presentations

Below you will find the presentations that were given at last week’s Clean Water Summit.  Because they have been reformatted they may not function the same as they did on Friday during the actual presentation.  I would encourage you to contact the presentor if you have questions or thoughts about each of the presentation.


Shallow Lake Management

Water Quality Monitoring Results

Marble & Hottes Lake Project Update La Rue

The SWITCH Framework

Dickinson County Water Quality Commission Grant

To access the forms that you will need to develop a Water Quality Commission grant for water quality, please click the link below:

Project Application and instructions 2015

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact John H. Wills at 712-336-3782 ext 3 or john.wills@ia.nacdnet.net.

In order to obtain the best service, please let John Wills know of your intent to apply for a grant prior to the due date of October 1 at 4:30 PM.  John will offer the best information and service availalbe to assist you and your group.

Soil Health Videos

The following link will bring you to all these videos that will be posted.  It is important to understand that the health of our soil has been overlooked for years and that effect is just now being realized.  These videos will give you an understanding of why soil health is so important for your farm but also why it is important for clean water, crop production, and sustainable production.



Infiltration Test: 

Infiltration Test – One Minute from SC-NRCS & ESRI-SC Partnership on Vimeo.


Soil Smell:

Soil Smell from SC-NRCS & ESRI-SC Partnership on Vimeo.

Discover the Cover:

Discover the Cover from SC-NRCS & ESRI-SC Partnership on Vimeo.

Infiltration Test:

Infiltration Test – One Minute from SC-NRCS & ESRI-SC Partnership on Vimeo.

Soil Engine:

Soil Engine from SC-NRCS & ESRI-SC Partnership on Vimeo.

Slake Test:

Slake Test – One Minute from SC-NRCS & ESRI-SC Partnership on Vimeo.

Clean Water Summit

Clean Water Summit Presentations and Summary


The links below will lead you to the agenda, a written summary (proceedings) of the presentations that were held and the actual presentations that were given on the 21st and the 22nd of August.  If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

Clean Water Summit agenda

Clean Water Summit Summary