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Welcome to HSWCD

WELCOME! - Hancock SWCD welcomes Chad Carroll to the staff! Chad is District Technician/Urban Coordinator. Chad can be reached at 419-422-6569 Ext: 127. 

NEW  Grant Opportunity! - The Eagle Creek/Lye Creek Watersheds Innovative Demonstration BMPs Grant is available to landowners and farmers. The Ohio EPA is providing $90,432 in funding to help reduce sediment,phosphorus and nitrogen loading and projects available are: Blind Inlet 90% up to $5,000 per project; Tile Control Structures, 90% up to $5,000 per project, Saturated Buffer, 90% up to $8,000 per acre, Storage Basin Pond for Irrigation, 90% up to $10,000 per project, Riparian Forest Buffer, 90% up to $4,800; Diversion/Level Spreader, 90% up to $2,400 per acre.


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 was completed on  February 12, 2015. The original contract bid was for $381,302 and the total spent was $381,294. There were a total of 1,361 trees, 865 "A" logjams, 35 "B" logjams, 7 "C" logjams and 3 "D" logjams removed in Hancock, Hardin, and Putnam Counties by Tawa Tree Service. 

Lye Creek Watershed Grant - **UPDATE** - We have expended all funds in this grant due to the great conservation efforts of landowners and farmers! We do have a waiting list for those who would still like to participate if more funding becomes available. The grant was for landowners and farmers who own property or farm property in the Lye Creek watershed. Several practices were available that will help reduce sediment and phosphorus load and runoff volume to Lye Creek, the Blanchard River and ultimately the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Thank you for the great conservation efforts 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