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:


Upcoming Workshops for Spring 2014

Including the Productive Vegetable Gardening Workshop, Woodlot Management Workshop Series, and Farm Pond Maintenance.


2014 Fish Sale

Orders are due to the District office by April 25th.  Pick up day is Friday May 9th from 1pm-5pm in the District office parking lot.


Summer Employment Opportunity

We are hiring an Environmental Steward for May 2014 through October 2014.  For more information on this position, please visit: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/get_involved/conservation_corps/environmental_stewards_program/positions.shtml#opportunities


Grants Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the District has just been awarded two more 319 grants to help reduce phosphorus and sediment export into our lakes and ponds!  These grants will start in the spring of 2014:

  • Alamoosook Watershed-Based Plan and Watershed Survey: this grant will document erosion issues in the Alamoosook Lake watershed and put together an action plant to help protect the lake.

  • Toddy Pond Watershed Improvement Project- this grant will conduct work throughout the entire Toddy Pond watershed.



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.