Hancock County
Soil & Water Conservation District

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Pre-registration is required for all programs and workshops by calling the District office at 667-8663.  Unless otherwise noted, all registration deadlines are one week before the workshop date.  If you require special accommodations, please contact the District office at least two weeks in advance of the workshop date.



 Roads Workshop: How to Form a Road Association and Gravel Road Maintenance

Friday, June 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Board Room, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, 50 Union Street, Ellsworth

In the first half of this day-long workshop, District staff will offer practical advice and a step-by-step guide to forming a road association. After a break for lunch, Phil Curtis, consultant to Maine DOT Local Roads Center, will lead a session in the design, installation, and maintenance of gravel roads. Participants may register for one or both sessions.  The cost to attend is $35 for either half-day session, or $50 for the full day. Lunch will be provided for full-day attendees.

Certified contractors can receive 4 continuing education units from DEP for participation in the afternoon road maintenance session.

To register, contact the Conservation District office at 667-8663.

Invasive Plant Patrol 101 (Required training to particpicated in the Annual Hancock County Lakes Survey Week for Invasive Aquatic Plants)

Tuesday, July 19, 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, 306 Hatchery Road, East Orland

This workshop will offer an overview and update of invasive aquatic plants in Maine, training in identifying plants, training in how to conduct an invasive aquatic plant screening survey, and instruction on how to form a survey team.  The workshop will provide all participants with an invasive aquatic plant identification handbook.  Please bring your own lunch.

This workshop is hosted by the Alamoosook Lake Association, Branch Lake Association, Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, Green Lake Association, Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Toddy Pond Association.

 To register, contact the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program at vlmp@mainevlmp.org or (207) 783-7733.

 13th Annual Hancock County Lakes Survey Week for Invasive Aquatic Plants

Monday-Friday, August 15-19

Certified volunteers* pick a public boat launch or a hand-carried access point on a lake or pond to perform a quick survey to check for invasive aquatic plants.  The survey forms and most survey field equipment will be provided.  Surveys take approximately 1 hour to complete.

*Volunteers must have a current certification in invasive aquatic plant detection through the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program.

To volunteer, contact the District at 667-8663.



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.