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.
The District is seeking a Roving CBI Inspector for the Bureau of Public Lands Lakes, Donnell Pond, Tunk Lake, and Spring River Lake. Inspector will be a private contractor with the District, and will become certified as a Courtesy Boat Inspector (online training). ...read more
BRING YOUR SAMPLE TO US FOR FREE pH TESTING (Be prepared to follow Covid-19 guidelines) May 10 - June 11 & August 2 - 27, 2021 See Drop-off boxes at our office with the USDA NRCS at 474 Bucksport Rd. (Route 1); 667-8663 or 812-9710, and at U Maine Cooperative...read more
Our Forest Roads, Forestry and Farm Workshop is taking shape! Date: August 12, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, with lunch after Location: Kingdom Road Farm, Blue Hill Enjoy a full morning learning about the farm and its woodlot, best practices for building forest...read more
In collaboration with the Frenchman Bay Reginal Shellfish Committee and Down East Institute (DEI), the Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District investigated use of spat boxes and novel nursery nets to enhance softshell clam (Mya arenaria) recruitment to...read more
The 2021 Trout Sale is Here! Stock your trout pond with native brook trout from Micmac Farm hatchery while also supporting conservation and agriculture in Hancock County! Find more information and order here.read more
Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering an online sale of native shrubs and trees that support pollinators and wildlife. Online orders may be placed at https://hancockcountyswcd.org/shop or people may send in an order form, or call our office....read more
The Board of Supervisors meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 8:00 am to 10:00 a.m. at the Moore Community Center’s Board Room, 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth (125 State Street). The public is welcome to listen in on these meetings, and may request time on the agenda by emailing email@example.com.
The next Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 9th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .