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 & 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...read more
We're pleased to share that the Lake Stewards of Maine are providing another free training in Hancock County through their Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program! We hope you'll consider joining VLMP plant experts/guides on July 12-13 in Sullivan to learn how to detect...read more
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...read more
Hancock County SWCD is thrilled to welcome Chris Phinney into his new role as the NRCS District Conservationist for Hancock County! Chris worked previously as the Soil Conservationist in Hancock County, and we look forward to continuing to work with him on identifying...read more
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?...read more
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 email@example.com.