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.
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
Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) would like your help in identifying natural resource priorities for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) farm bill funding! These funds improve and protect natural resources on agricultural and...read more
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...read more
Join Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society's (MESAS) upcoming Webinar on September 8th or 10th! Topics will be: Six categories all farm businesses should consider before designing production infrastructure, Presentation on Sustainable Year Round Agriculture's (SYRA)...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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10th 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 email@example.com .