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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~ 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...

read more

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.

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). 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!

A Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on February 3 at 10:00 a.m.  For more information please contact hcswcdinfo@hancockcountyswcd.org or by telephone at 207-667-8663.

The next regular Board of Supervisors meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am. will be rescheduled.  Please check back for the new date and time.  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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Want to attract wildlife to your backyard? On Fri. Feb. 10 from 6-8 p.m. join us Buck Memorial Library for a video on how to grow your own 'Home-Grown National Park'! We are partnering with Jake Maier, Forester, and the Tree City community of Bucksport. As it is Browntail Moth Awareness Month we'll be having an overview of the BTM! ...
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