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.

Executive Director Job Posting

Executive Director Job Posting

Total  Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District Job Posting: Executive Director Overview: Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking an Executive Director at a time of significant opportunity. In this era of environmental change, Soil...

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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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Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District

Have you ever seen a blueberry poacher?PICKING SOMEONE ELSE'S BLUEBERRIES

Ask any farmer and they will tell you that it is not easy growing crops. Fighting insects, disease, wildlife and the weather all make growing the food that we all eat sometimes difficult. It is also not appreciated when people think that they can simply pull up to your field and take your crop.

Maine's Forest Rangers are always on the lookout for this, and here, Ranger Ryan Maker (4116) deals with some people who decided that they could take someone else's blueberries. This is one way that Rangers support agriculture in Maine. People can do their part my respecting our farmers and by purchasing locally grown food at stores, farm stands and at farmers markets.

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