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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 

2019 District Technician- Technical Coordinator

Current Grants-Working Lands Buffer Program

Working Lands Fact Sheet 

Working Lands Buffer Specifications

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

2019 Area I Envirothon

The Area I Envirothon registration is now underway and teams must be registered by
March 24, 2019. The Area I Envirothon is Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Miller Conservation Farm, Tiffin, Ohio.

The Envirothon is a competitive, academic outdoor event for high school students. The program has a number of goals and objectives, including: to promote greater awareness of natural resources and environmental issues, to heighten understanding of the interrelationships between plants, animals, humans and the environment they share, to celebrate the spirit of competition and excellence, to encourage young people to become action-oriented members of society, to interest students to explore natural resource environmental careers. By preparing for and participating in the Envirothon, students will develop interpersonal skills by working with other student team members in cooperative decision making and problem solving.

The theme for 2019 is Agriculture and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World.. This will also be the theme for the State and National Envirothon competitions. The top 4 winning teams advance to the Ohio Envirothon which feature the top 20 teams from the 5 Area Envirothons held in Ohio. The winning team at the Ohio Envirothon then advances to the National competition. You may want to visit the Area I Envirothon site at www.area1envirothon.org for more information and resources. You may also contact Hancock SWCD at 419-422-6569 for further details.

2019 Tree Packet Program

The Hancock SWCD – 2019 Tree Packet Program is now taking orders! You may  click here to download an order 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:

https://www.morningagclips.com/farmers-reminded-of-manure-application-bmps/

2019 Winter Newsletter

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

 

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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.