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68th Annual MeetingTickets now available!

Voting for two supervisors for the Hancock SWCD is underway.  Candidates are: Dwayne Bauman, Evan Jackson, and Dave Reese. Click here for more information on voting.                


Private Well Water Testing

Hancock SWCD in partnership with the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University will sponsor a Private Well Water Testing program. Pick-Up kits August 7, 2014-August 18, 2014 and collection day to return kits is August 19, 2014.

Test kits available are: Nitrate/Inorganic for $35; Pesticide Immunoassay Screens for $60.00 and Metals for $75. Hancock SWCD will cost-share $5.00 on each test to help reduce the cost of each kit.

Contact Hancock SWCD at 419-422-6569 for more information.


Blanchard River Stream Enhancement Project - Maintenance Update

This extensive cleaning of the Blanchard River in Hardin, Hancock and Putnam counties started November 15, 2013 and is scheduled for completion by April 15, 2015. The work should finish in Putnam County and move into Hancock County starting the week of July 21, 2014.

Beach Joint County Ditch Project Update

Construction is getting closer to completion on the Beach Ditch.  The contractor has completed all of the one-sided clearing and grubbing on the Flat Branch.  All of the excavation on the Flat Branch has been excavated with approximately 2/3’s of the spoil leveled.  Log Jam removal on the Flat Branch, Lower End and the Woodruff Branch are all completed.  The contractor has some more rock to install and seeding to complete once weather allows.

Lye Creek Watershed Grant - Landowners and farmers who own property or farm property in the Lye Creek watershed may participate in this grant. There are several practices available that will help you reduce sediment and phosphorus load and runoff volume to Lye Creek, the Blanchard River and ultimately the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Now is the perfect time to call the office and sign-up!

Our Mission

To promote awareness and conservation of our natural resources through leadership, education, and services.

Our Vision

To be recognized as a leader in promoting responsible stewardship and conservation of our natural resources through partnerships to enhance the quality of life.

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Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District
7868 County Road 140, Suite E
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 419-422-6569