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Welcome to HSWCD

April 30 to May 7, 2017 is Soil & Water Stewardship Week! Hancock Soil & Water urges everyone to consider the importance of fertile soil and clean water to your daily life! Effective conservation practices help provide a rich standard of living for everyone. Stewardship is everyone's responsibility to conserve our precious resources. Consider ways that you can help during Soil & Water Stewardship Week! Visit the NACD website at http://www.nacdnet.org/general-resources/stewardship-program/ for more information!


Milkweed Seed Available

Hancock SWCD has a limited amount of Milkweed Seed available for those interested in planting them in Hancock County. These were provided by the Ohio  Pollinator Habitat Initiative as the result of the milkweed pod collection last fall! The suggested spring planting window is February - April so contact us soon if you are interested. Click Here for more information or contact our office at 419-422-6569.

Brights Ditch Grant

The Hancock SWCD with support from the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership has received a grant from the Great Lakes Commission-Great Lakes Restoration program, to help local farmers install BMPs to reduce sediment, phosphorus, and nitrogen loadings in the Brights Ditch watershed.The Brights Ditch watershed is located in Hancock and Wyandot counties and the Wyandot SWCD is also a partner on the grant.                                                                     

The Best Management Practices available are:Precision Nutrient Management Plan (includes grid soil testing, Precised fertilizer application, conservation no-till and cover crops), Water Controlled Structure with no main needed and Water Controlled Structure with a main.   

For more information contact Hancock SWCD at 419-422-6569 or Wyandot SWCD at 419-294-2312. Click here for grant guidelines and a brochure.

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