Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District

Please click on the Donate link to support the Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District in it’s mission to protect the natural resources of Hancock County!

Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District provides local conservation leadership, encourages best practices, and helps to plan and implement voluntary programs. We conserve clean water and healthy soil by working alongside willing landowners to implement incentive-based voluntary conservation practices. District programs focus on polluted runoff, habitat restoration, citizen science, and education.

We’ve moved! The District’s new office is now located at the USDA NRCS office at 474 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth

~ Free Soil Testing Program for 2021 ~

BRING YOUR SAMPLES TO US FOR FREE pH TESTING (Be prepared to follow Covid-19 guidelines) We now offer soil testing year round! Please call first to arrange a time to drop off your samples. The turn around time to receive your results is generally within a week. Our...

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 The Board of Supervisors meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 8:00 am to 10:00 a.m. Prior to the pandemic, we met at the Moore Community Center’s Board Room, 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth (125 State Street). The public continues to be welcome to listen in on the meetings, and may request time on the agenda by emailing hcswcdinfo@hancockcountyswcd.org.

The next Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am. This will be a remote meeting via Zoom because of the current pandemic.  For more information, or if you would like the Zoom link to remotely attend, please email  hcswcdinfo@hancockcountyswcd.org .   


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If you have a passion for the land, you may be just what NRCS is looking for! This Natural Resources Conservation Service video made in Maine is worth a look!www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESCVovQR1ow ...
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