Welcome to Hancock SWCD


April Board Meeting

Hancock SWCD will hold a board meeting by audio/teleconference on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. via Free Conference Call.

Public may access the board meeting with the following call-in number:

Call-in: 978-990-5000

Access code: 146937

The meeting agenda is available here.

You may contact the Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District office at 419-422-6569 for more information.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Hancock SWCD is open by appointment only.  If you have an appointment scheduled; call us when you arrive. If you require assistance you can 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.

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

2020 Farm Tour

The Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District is holding the sixth meeting of the 2020 Farm Tour Committee on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7:30 am.  If you are interested in being part of the 2020 Farm Tour committee please plan to attend the committee meeting or call the Hancock SWCD office at 419-422-6569.

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 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.