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.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival: July 28!

Wild & Scenic Film Festival  Saturday, July 28th 6:30pm - 10pm Knowlton Community Park State Street in Ellsworth   Join Downeast Salmon Federation for the first Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Downeast Maine! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest film...

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Build “Beal Boxes”

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...

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WORKSHOP: Enhancing Fish Habitat

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?...

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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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SAVE THE DATE: Do you have natural resource concerns in Hancock County? Make your voice heard! Please join us and Maine NRCS for a Local Working Group meeting on October 24 in Ellsworth to help shape natural resource priorities and programs in our county. More details to come! ...

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Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District

Visit one of 4 Participating farms in Hancock County on Saturday, July 22nd. Join the annual #MaineOpenFarmDay and share your experience at on Facebook at Get Real Get Maine.

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Join the exploration of Maine agriculture this summer with #MaineOpenFarmDay.

Sunday, July 22,2018
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