Wick said he was taken aback with the news that Warren County received all five grants they asked for, while other entities across the state received merely a fraction of their requests or none at all.
"I was shocked we got them all, because there was a lot of competition for this money," he said.
Walt Lender of the Lake George Association praised the work of Wick's agency as well as other partner groups in an e-mail containing seven exclamation points.
"Five for five!! - and at that level of funding in these tight times!! Absolutely AMAZING! Congratulations!!" it read.
Warren County Administrator Paul Dusek also responded with praise and thanks.
"Nice work and congratulations to Dave and Warren County Soil & Water District representatives and staff. I join in thanking DEC representatives for their support and confidence," he said.