Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District – Ellsworth, Maine 

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!

Click HERE to find out about our Browntail Moth Removal Tree Pruner Loaner Program or see the Services Tab above

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

~ Free Soil Testing Program for 2022 ~

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...

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2022 Brook Trout Sale

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.

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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 hcswcdinfo@hancockcountyswcd.orgPlease 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   hcswcdinfo@hancockcountyswcd.org .   


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Maine Farmland Trust and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) are hosting an informational forum for municipal officials to explore how towns can support solar development while minimizing impacts to valuable agricultural resources. For a zoom think, to find out more and register: www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/event/maine-municipal-solar-siting-forum/ ...
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A big thank you to the Onion Foundation for supporting our Courtesy Boat Inspections and Invasive Plant Patrol Program for 2022! District representatives and volunteers logged nearly 400 hours spreading this important message! Great work! ...
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The Soil and Water District needs a new bookkeeper! We need someone with professional level bookkeeping/accounting skills to assist our office administrator 4-6 hours a month, starting in January. Please contact us for more information. ...
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