Welcome to Hancock SWCD


Employment Opportunity- Hancock Soil & Water

The Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District currently accepting applications for a District Technician/Technical Coordinator.   Click the links below for more information.

2019-Vacancy-Announcement Technical Coordinator 

2019 District Technician- Technical Coordinator

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

Educators-Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District 2019 Poster Contest

Students in Hancock County are invited to create an entry for the Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District 2019 Poster Contest.  Entries for Poster Contest will be accepted at the Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District office until 4:00 pm on April 26, 2019. Click here for more details.

2019 Poster Contest Entry Form

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:


2019 Winter 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.