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 now located at the USDA NRCS office at 474 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth

2021 Brook Trout Sale!

The 2021 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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Seafood Trade Relief Program

We have had many calls requesting information on the Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP).  Though we would like to help, the attached link has the application and other information.  The USDA Farm Service Agency in Bangor may also be contacted for more information or...

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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 hcswcdinfo@hancockcountyswcd.org.

The next Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14th 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 hcswcdinfo@hancockcountyswcd.org .   


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If you ordered from our plant sale please note: pick-up dates are Sat., May 1 & 8 from 9 - 11 am at our office, 474 Bucksport Rd. ...
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Oak wilt, an invasive fungus that kills all oak trees, is spreading closer to Maine. April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month - become informed!April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. One of the invasive species that’s spreading closer to Maine is Oak Wilt. Oak Wilt is an invasive fungus that kills all oak trees, with red oaks being particularly susceptible. Red oaks can die within months, or even weeks of infection, while white oaks die slowly over the course of several years, increasing the potential for the oak wilt fungus to spread to other oak trees. #InvasiveSpeciesAreNoJoke #IPPDAM #MaineBugWatch photo MI DNR ...
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Coming events August 12 and 19th! We'll be hosting a Forest Roads, Forestry and Farm Workshop at Kingdom Road Farm in Blue Hill and a Soils Workshop in Surry! Watch for more information... or check our website! ...
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