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Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District

Making Conservation Work For You Since 1963.

Our mission:

The Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District provides local conservation leadership, teaches the value of natural resources, encourages conservation efforts, and helps to  plan and implement voluntary programs. Each District program is different and unique to the area that it services, because the programs are developed by local people to solve local problems.

What's New:


District Seeking Requests for Qualifications and Bids for Services for 2015

The Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District (HCSWCD) is seeking Statement of Qualification (SOQ) submittals and bids from individuals and companies for 2015 for the following services: Contractors for Site Work and Erosion Control Work, Contractor Certification Evaluations, Environmental Consulting Services, and Engineering Services. Submittals must be received by the HCSWCD at 185 State Street, Suite B, Ellsworth, ME 04605 on or before 2:00 PM, March 6, 2015 in order for the consultant to be considered for the 2015 fiscal year.


The District is now hiring an AmeriCorps member for this summer!

Want to have a fun summer and gain valuable experience in natural resources work?  Apply as an Environmental Steward and come work for the District this summer helping with water quality work, erosion control projects, surveying, and invasive aquatic plant studies.  This is a 900 hour term from May through November that includes a living allowance of $6,240 ($260/week for 24 weeks) and if eligible, an AmeriCorps education award of $2,822 upon successful completion of the program.  Other benefits include student loan forbearance, experiential learning, a wide range of training and networking opportunities, and a Maine State Park Pass.  For more information or to apply, please visit the Maine Conservation Corps website at: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/get_involved/conservation_corps/index.shtml or click here for an application form: 2015 MCC Application.  All applications are due to the Maine Conservation Corps office by March 20, 2015.


2015 Plant Sale information is now available!

Orders are due to the District office by Friday, March 13. 


2015 Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale

Click above for more information and an order form.


2015 Spring Trout Sale

Click above for more information and an order form.






All programs and services of the Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory bases without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.  Persons who require alternative means of communication of program information should contact USDA’s Target Center at (207) 720-2600.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W Whitten Bldg. 14th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410, or call (292) 720-5964.