Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District – Ellsworth, Maine 

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

Click HERE to find out about our Browntail Moth Removal Tree Pruner Loaner Program or see the Services Tab above

Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District provides local conservation leadership, encourages best practices, and helps to plan and implement voluntary programs in Hancock County, Maine. 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 2022 ~

BRING YOUR SAMPLES TO US FOR FREE pH TESTING (Be prepared to follow Covid-19 guidelines) We now offer soil testing year round! A drop-off box is located outside our office at 474 Bucksport Rd, Ellsworth. You may drop off samples at any time or call first to arrange a...

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2022 Brook Trout Sale

The 2022 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.

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Seafood Trade Relief Program

We have had many calls requesting information on the Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP).  Though we would like to help, the attached link has the application and other information.  The USDA Farm Service Agency in Bangor may also be contacted for more information or...

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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). Everyone is welcome to listen in on the meetings,  request time on the agenda, or if you would like information on becoming a Board member please email hcswcdinfo@hancockcountyswcd.orgPlease join us!

The next regular Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2022 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 attend remotely, please email  hcswcdinfo@hancockcountyswcd.org .   


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Thank you Sandy and Acadia Wildlife!Yesterday we received calls of an owl on the ground (and approachable) next to one of our trails. Not being normal behavior for an owl, our Forester, Sandy, went to investigate and found a Barred Owl. @acadiawildlifecenter agreed to take this little guy/gal in for an assessment. We are thankful for their help.(And the fact that she was wearing a BHHT owl tee at the time did not escape our attention...)#thankful #bluehillmaine #landconservationmaine #landconservation #bluehillpeninsula #mainelandtrust #acadiawildlifecenter #barredowl ...
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