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.
Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District is partnering with the Ellsworth Garden Club to offer an online sale of native trees, shrubs, perennials and other plants that support pollinators and wildlife. Online orders may be placed at...read more
Keep roots moist but not soaked, and plant as soon as possible. Unwrap and soak your tree/shrub in a bucket of water for an hour or two before planting. Prune away damaged or dead roots. Dig a hole while soaking. Pick a good spot with the site characteristics you...read more
A natural resource problem-solving competition for grades 9-12. In an outdoor setting, students are tested in five natural resource areas: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current national environmental issue.read more
District Supervisor Election voting is open from Monday, November 19th 8:00 a.m. until Tuesday, December 11th 4:00 p.m. NOTICE OF HANCOCK COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT SUPERVISOR ELECTIONS Persons desiring to run for the office of District Supervisor...read more
Wednesday October 24th Local Working Group 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm NRCS Field Office 474 Bucksport Rd. Ellsworth Followed by Fall Potluck Fall Potluck Agenda October 24th 6:oo pm - 8:00 pm Bryant E. Moore Community Center 133 State Steet, Ellsworth 6:00-6:30 Potluck:...read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.