Hancock County
Soil & Water Conservation District



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Hancock County

Soil & Water Conservation District

185 State Street, Suite B, Ellsworth, ME 04605

phone: (207) 667-8663

email: hancockcountyswcd@outlook.com

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:


Bacteria Monitoring

Do you love to swim in a favorite lake in Hancock County?  Ever wondered what else might be swimming with you?  Sign up now to test your favorite swimming spot for ecoli bacteria during August!  Click here to find out more: Bacteria Monitoring


Upcoming Workshops for Spring 2014

Including Farm Pond Management and Invasive Aquatic Plant trainings.


Compost Bins and Rain Barrels are here!

Call to get yours today!


Hancock County Annual Lakes Survey Week for Invasive Aquatic Plants

Join us for the 11th Annual Lakes Survey Week!  Volunteers pick a public boat launch or a hand-carried access point on a Hancock County lake of their choice to perform an aquatic plant survey.  Training, survey forms, and most field equipment (including underwater view scopes) are provided and surveys take approximately 1 hour to complete.  Early detection is crucial to protecting our lakes and ponds!  To sign up for a lake or pond please contact the District at 667-8663 or email me at: hancockcountyswcd@outlook.com.







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.