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.

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 hcswcdinfo@hancockcountyswcd.org.

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It’s best to assume plant material on your boat is something bad, so get it off before you go somewhere else. Hydrilla can survive almost anywhere, including waters with little nutrition, low light, or freezing temperatures.

Question if you've found Hydrilla? Email the Maine Department of Environmental Protection at milfoil@maine.gov. Be sure to attach a photo and include your name, contact information and where you found the plant. Or contact Lake Stewards of Maine at 783-7733 or at stewards@lakestewardsme.org.
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2 days ago

Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District

Join us tomorrow at the Pink Tulip Festival we will have sugar maple, weeping willow, river birch, pussy willow, crabapple, red chokeberry, and red twig dogwood available for walk-up purchase. If you pre-ordered plants we look forward to seeing you for pick-up.We're so excited by this event, we just might wet our plants! 😉 Join Star 97.7's Samantha Grindle for a live broadcast at Donald Little Park on State St in Ellsworth THIS Saturday the 18th for the Annual Pink Tulip Festival and Plant Sale to benefit the Ellsworth Garden Club. Great prices! Healthy plants! The event goes from 9 to 2. ...

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Tree & Shrub Sale pick-up is this Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Donald Little Park at 99 State Street and the corner of School Street in Ellsworth. Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered! We will have a limited amount of excess items for sale for anyone interested; you may want to arrive early!

The Ellsworth Garden Club will also be having their annual Pink Tulip Festival and Plants Sale!
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5 days ago

Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District

Join the Celebration this Saturday.Plans this weekend? Join the Penobscot Alewife Committee, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries for the 2nd Annual Bagaduce Alewife Celebration this Saturday, May 18th.

There will be various family-friendly activities for everyone! Questions? Contact our friends at Blue Hill Heritage Trust at 374-5118 or info@bluehillheritagetrust.org.
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