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 now located at the USDA NRCS office at 474 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth

2021 Brook Trout Sale!

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.

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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. 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 hcswcdinfo@hancockcountyswcd.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 hcswcdinfo@hancockcountyswcd.org .   


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Maine Bug Watch has an important event at 2 p.m. today! It's National Invasive Species Awareness Week - watch for more information on invasive forest pests we're trying to stop from impacting Maine's forests! #invasivespecies #prevention #MaineBugWatch ...
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Time to order Brook Trout for Private Pond Stocking! The Brook Trout are being raised and provided by Micmac Farms and are a little larger than previous years ranging from 6 - 10". You will need a current Stocking Permit from IFW. You may print the application from our web site when you order your fish! Pick up will be on May 10th at our office located with NRCS USDA at 474 Bucksport Rd, Ellsworth. Thank you!hancockcountyswcd.org/trout/ ...
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