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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Do your lilac’s need some pruning? Learn the basics with this short video from our colleagues University of Maine Cooperative Extension ...

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One small piece of milfoil can lead to a large problem! Milfoil is typically transferred by boats or gear that accidentally carry plant pieces from infested waters to non-infested waters.

If you question a plant or fragment from Hancock County contact our Board member Mark Whiting or Catherine Fox at 664-0928 or LSMHancockCounty@mail.com. Otherwise 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.

Eurasian milfoil. Photo by Dennis Roberge, courtesy of Lake Stewards of Maine
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