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.
HCSWCD received a grant from the Maine Community Foundation Broad Reach Fund to investigate potential shellfish management techniques in Frenchman Bay. District staff and volunteers have been working with local contractors to set out spat boxes and seed clams. The...read more
Hancock County Soil and Water Receives $2500 grant from The Onion Foundation for Invasive Species Monitoring
The District recently received a $2500 grant from The Onion Foundation to fund a roving Courtesy Boat Inspector. Invasive plant species can be easily moved between lakes, and boat inspectors inspect boats at the landing for invasive plant material before they enter...read more
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
The Board of Supervisors meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 8:00 am to 10:00 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 email@example.com.
The next Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 8:00 am – 10:00 am. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .