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.
recieved grants through the Eastern Maine Conservation Initiative and the Maine
Community Foundation to start a
Downeast Maine Marine Sediment Monitoring Project to measure mudflat pH levels.
For more information see ourMarine Sediment Monitoring Project page.
The 2016 State Infrastructure Stream Bond awards were recently announced!
The District recieved funding to install three new stream crossings in Hancock
County. The second Winkumpaugh Brook crossing in Orland, the Spring Brook
crossing in Dedham, and the Great Brook crossing in Otis will all be install
Roads Maintenance and How to Form a Road Association: Friday, June 24. For more information and to register, visit our
Invasive Plant Patrol 101 Training: Tuesday, July 19. This is a
required training to participate in the District's Annual Lake Survey Week for
Invasive Aquatic Plants August 15-21. For more information and to
register, please visit our Upcoming Workshops page.
In 2015 we recieved two State Infastructure Bond Grants for stream crossings in Hancock
County- Winkumpaugh Brook crossing in Orland and the Fitts Mountain Brook in
This fall, working with the town of Orland, the City of Ellsworth, US Fish and
Wildlife Service, Project SHARE, Nature Conservancy, and Maine DEP, we replaced
the failing and undersized culverts with a new concrete open-bottom arch
Winkumpaugh Brook before construction
Winkumpaugh Brook after construction
Installation of the Winkumpaugh Brook open bottom arch culvert. What a great
partnership between the District, US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Nature
Conservancy, Project SHARE, the City of Ellsworth, Town of Orland, and Maine
We plan to replace the Fitts Mountain Brook structure in 2016.
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.