Welcome to Hancock SWCD

Employment Opportunity

The Hancock SWCD is hiring a Special Projects Technician. Please see the Job Announcement and Job Description by clicking here.  Submit resume and 3 references to 7868 CR 140, Suite E, Findlay, Ohio 45840.  Must be received by close of business (4:30 pm) on February 2, 2023.  If you have any questions please call the office at 419-422-6569.

2023 Tree Sale

Our annual tree sale is now underway and orders will be accepted until  March 17, 2023.  We have a limited number of trees available. Please submit your order as soon as possible to ensure that we can fulfill your request. Download your order form here or pick one up at our office. If you have any questions please contact the Hancock Soil & Water office at 7868 County Rd 140 Findlay, Ohio or by phone at 419-422-6569.

2023 Calendars

We have 2023 Calendars featuring the contest photos now available at the Hancock SWCD Office! Donations are appreciated and will defray the cost of the calendars and support the 2023 Photo Contest.

2023 Maintenance Ditch Inspections

Starting the beginning of October, we will begin our yearly maintenance ditch inspections. We will be checking for any work that needs done such as dip-outs, chopping, and any bank repairs. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jason Althaus via email jalthaus@hancockswcd.com or call our office at 419-422-6569.

2023 Draft Planning Meeting Minutes

Click here to view the draft minutes of the 2023 Planning Meeting that are now available for review.

2022 Milkweed Pod Collection 

Hancock SWCD would like to thank all the Hancock County residents that collected Milkweed Pods for the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative. We collected approximately 110 gallons of pods this year! These pods will be sent for processing and the seed will be used planting new habitat for Monarch Butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. If you would like more information on starting your own pollinator planting or the pod collection please visit the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative website or Hancock SWCD at 419-422-6569 ext. 105.

Please check out the H2Ohio page by clicking here to see more information about the H2Ohio Program.

If you have not received payment yet for a complete 2021 H2Ohio practice and are not sure why, please contact the Hancock SWCD office at 419-422-6569. You may have not turned in all required information. If you are working with your Ag Retailer or CCA to turn in documentation for you, please double check with them to make sure they have turned in all required information. Also, if you have not done so already, please submit your nutrient management plan for both 2022 & 2023.

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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:


2022 Fall Newsletter

The Hancock SWCD Fall 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.