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.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival: July 28!

Wild & Scenic Film Festival  Saturday, July 28th 6:30pm - 10pm Knowlton Community Park State Street in Ellsworth   Join Downeast Salmon Federation for the first Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Downeast Maine! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest film...

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Are you interested in marine ecology? Are you comfortable using power tools?   We are looking for 4 people that are available for a "Day of Caring" on Friday 5/11 from 8:30-11:30 AM. We will be constructing "Beal Boxes," which allow juvenile clams to grow without the...

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WORKSHOP: Enhancing Fish Habitat

Your land - and the forests you manage - have the potential to provide important fish habitat. Is this potential being utilized? How can you, as a landowner or forest manager, enhance fish habitat by installing road/stream crossings that support stream connectivity?...

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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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Have you been to Card Brook in Ellsworth lately? Just this spring, 50 volunteers cleaned up over 800 pounds of trash from Card Brook in a few hours! Let's help to keep this space clean: Do you follow "leave no trace" or "take in, take out" principles when you spend time outdoors? Do you bring a bag with you to collect bits of trash on your hikes? Thank you all for your efforts--small and large--and your respect for the environment. ...

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