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 & Water Conservation District (HCSWCD), located in downtown Ellsworth, was recently awarded $10,000 from the Maine Community Foundation (MCF) to assist the District in becoming a local leader in climate adaptation. The award was made through...read more
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Local Working Group 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm NRCS Field Office 474 Bucksport Rd. Ellsworth Light Refreshments Will Be Provided. Please Register - Contact Information Below Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District will host their annual...read more
District Supervisor Election voting will be open from Monday, November 18th at 8:00 a.m. until Tuesday, December 10th at 4:00 p.m. NOTICE OF HANCOCK COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT SUPERVISOR ELECTIONS Persons desiring to run for the office of District...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...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
The Board of Supervisors meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the Moore Community Center’s Board Room, 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth (125 State Street). The public is welcome to listen in on these meetings, and may request time on the agenda by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 8:30 – 10:30am. This will be a remote meeting via Zoom because of the current emergency situation and stay at home orders. For more information, or if you would like the Zoom link to remotely attend, please email email@example.com .