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.
time to think spring. We're taking orders for native and native-friendly trees,
shrubs, perennials, and edibles. You can download and print an order form
on our plant sale page,
or find an order form in our Spring Newsletter. Orders and payment
are due to the District by March 9.
Fish Sale!We're currently accepting orders for the Spring Trout Sale. Orders are
due to the District office by April 29, 2016 and fish must be picked up on
Saturday, May 14. Order forms and information about fish stock permits are
available on our fish sale
page and in our Spring Newsletter.
Forest Pest Identification, Friday March 4
Smart, Tuesday, April 26
Roads Maintenance and How to Form a Road Association, Friday, June 26
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.
The Hancock County SWCD is currenty requesting Qualifications and Bids
for 2016 for Erosion Control Work, Environmental Consulting Services, and
Engineering Services. Please see the "2016 Request for Qualifications and
Bids" link on the left for more information.
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.