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SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
Agriculture & Natural Resources

Protecting South Dakota's Tomorrow...Today!
Joe Foss Building
523 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501-3182
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Watershed Protection

Watershed Protection - Volunteer Watershed Activities

South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources partners with the East Dakota Water Development District and the South Dakota Discovery Center to support volunteer water quality sampling efforts.

Dakota Water Watch is a system of trained citizen volunteers coordinated by East Dakota Water Development District who take time each year to gather water quality information on lakes, streams, and wetlands in their area. This citizen gathered information helps to fill the gaps in existing data. With more data, we have the ability to help improve or maintain the water quality in South Dakota lakes and streams.  If you would like to participate, contact information is available on the Dakota Water Watch website.

The South Dakota Discovery Center is a US Partner with GLOBE (Global Learning to Benefit the Environment).  Students in GLOBE classrooms collect and report data on earth's systems: hydrosphere, pedosphere (soil), atmosphere and biosphere.  Data is available to review at:

The South Dakota Discovery Center also supports the World Water Monitoring ChallengeThis is an entry level monitoring program to build awareness and engage students in citizens in their watersheds.

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