Welcome to Hancock SWCD




Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Hancock SWCD is open by appointment only. You can still reach us by phone at 419-422-6569 or email at swcd@hancockswcd.com. Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date news about the District.

Supervisor Candidates Wanted

Any person 18 years or older and resides in Hancock county may petition to participate as a Hancock SWCD supervisor candidate by obtaining at least 10 valid signatures on a “Candidate Nomination Petition”. The form must be completed and returned to the Hancock SWCD office not less than 35 days prior to the election or by close of business on June 17, 2020. Candidates must also complete a “Statement of Candidacy” form to have their name placed on the ballot. Contact the Hancock SWCD at 419-422-6569 or email at swcd@hancockswcd.com to obtain the proper forms or for more information.

Supervisor Petition Forms

Please check out the H2Ohio page by clicking here to access documents to apply for the H2Ohio Program.

Current Grants

Working Lands Buffer Program

Working Lands Fact Sheet 

Working Lands Buffer Specifications

Brights Ditch Watershed Grant

Hancock Soil &Water Conservation District has received a grant from the Great Lakes Commission- Great Lakes Restoration project for the reduction of sediment and phosphorus in Brights Ditch, the Blanchard River and ultimately into Lake Erie.

The revised practices available for cost-share through this grant are: Precision Soil Testing, Fertilizer Placement, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops, Water Control Structure with no main and Water Control Structure with main.  Priority will be given to landowner/farmers in the Brights Ditch watershed and then Eagle Creek, Potato Run and Blanchard River watersheds.

For more information click the link below or you may contact: Hancock SWCD at 419-422-6569

GLC Brights Grant Guidelines

Manure Application Guidelines

UPDATE – The Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Soil and Water Conservation would like to remind producers and nutrient applicators of laws and restrictions on manure application. Click the following link to review the current information:


2020 Spring Newsletter

The Hancock SWCD Winter Newsletter is now available. Click here to download your copy!



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.