Please click on the Donate link to support the Maine Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District in its’ mission to protect the natural resources of Hancock County!
Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District provides local conservation leadership, encourages best practices, and helps to plan and implement voluntary programs in Hancock County, Maine. 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.
Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering an online sale of native shrubs and trees that support pollinators and wildlife. Sale plants have been chosen because of their functional attraction for pollinators and wildlife as well as their...read more
Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) would like your help identifying natural resource priorities for local NRCS farm bill funding! These funds help local landowners improve and protect...read more
BRING YOUR SAMPLES TO US FOR FREE pH TESTING (Be prepared to follow Covid-19 guidelines) We now offer soil testing year round! A drop-off box is located outside our office at 474 Bucksport Rd, Ellsworth. You may drop off samples at any time or call first to arrange a...read more
In collaboration with the Frenchman Bay Reginal Shellfish Committee and Down East Institute (DEI), the Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District investigated use of spat boxes and novel nursery nets to enhance softshell clam (Mya arenaria) recruitment to...read more
The 2022 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.read more
The Board of Supervisors meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 8:00 am to 10:00 a.m. Prior to the pandemic, we met at the Moore Community Center’s Board Room, 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth (125 State Street). Everyone is welcome to listen in on the meetings, request time on the agenda, or if you would like information on becoming a Board member please email email@example.com. Please join us!
The next regular Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am. This will be a remote meeting via Zoom. For more information, or if you would like the Zoom link to attend remotely, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .