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 (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
District Supervisor Election voting will be open from Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 to Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 at 4 p.m.
Persons wishing to vote in the election of District Supervisor must contact the District Office in order to request a ballot, or schedule a time to come to the office to place your ballot (due to the pandemic). The office number is 207-667-8663. Our office is located...read more
The District is seeking a Roving CBI Inspector for the Bureau of Public Lands Lakes, Donnell Pond, Tunk Lake, and Spring River Lake. Inspector will be a private contractor with the District, and will become certified as a Courtesy Boat Inspector (online training). ...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! Please call first to arrange a time to drop off your samples. The turn around time to receive your results is generally within a week. Our...read more
Our Forest Roads, Forestry and Farm Workshop is taking shape! Date: August 12, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, with lunch after Location: Kingdom Road Farm, Blue Hill Enjoy a full morning learning about the farm and its woodlot, best practices for building forest...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 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). The public continues to be welcome to listen in on the meetings, and may request time on the agenda by emailing email@example.com.
The next regular Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 9, 2022 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .