Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District
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 located at 192 Main Street in Ellsworth. That’s the large brick building that’s home to Flexit and several other locally-owned businesses. The District office is on the second floor.
Are you interested in marine ecology? Are you comfortable using power tools? We are looking for 4 people that are available for a "Day of Caring" on Friday 5/11 from 8:30-11:30 AM. We will be constructing "Beal Boxes," which allow juvenile clams to grow without the...read more
Hancock County SWCD is thrilled to welcome Chris Phinney into his new role as the NRCS District Conservationist for Hancock County! Chris worked previously as the Soil Conservationist in Hancock County, and we look forward to continuing to work with him on identifying...read more
Your land - and the forests you manage - have the potential to provide important fish habitat. Is this potential being utilized? How can you, as a landowner or forest manager, enhance fish habitat by installing road/stream crossings that support stream connectivity?...read more
On Sunday, April 29, the National Association of Conservation Districts will be launching Watershed Stewardship Week! A watershed is an area of land that drains rain water or snow into a single location such as a stream, lake, or underground aquifer. These bodies of...read more
Please mark your calendars for three upcoming events to welcome spring! Monday, April 16: Join the Ellsworth Garden Club for a presentation by tree specialist, Tabitha White, on the value of urban trees, entitled "Treeing our City: a vision for a public/private...read more
The Board of Supervisors meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. at the Moore Community Center’s Board Room, 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth (approximately 133 State Street). The public is welcome to listen in on these meetings, and may request time on the agenda, in advance, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.