Welcome to the
Soil & Water
194 Main Street, Suite 202,
Ellsworth, ME 04605
phone: (207) 667-8663
Making Conservation Work For You
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.
District Forester Starts E-Newsletter for Downeast Woodland Owners
Steve MacDonald, with the Maine Forest Service, has created
an electronic newsletter that he emails out every few months to woodland owners in
his district. The newsletter includes announcements for upcoming
workshops and articles that woodland owners may find helpful or of interest
pertaining to managing their woodland. If you are interested in receiving
the newsletter please send Steve an email requesting he add you to his
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 2013:
Beech Hill Pond Watershed Improvement Project- Phase II: this
grant will continue our work around Beech Hill Pond by focusing
on the northern half of the watershed.
Phillips Lake Watershed Improvement Project- this grant will
conduct work throughout the entire Phillips Lake watershed.