Welcome to Hancock SWCD


Employment Opportunity

The Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District is now excepting applications for the position of Special Project Technician. Click here for more information. Please call the office at 419-422-6569 with any questions.

H2Ohio Informational Meetings

There will be 8 informational meetings about the H2Ohio Initiative held throughout the Maumee River Watershed.  These meetings are open to the public and will explain the practices and application process for H2Ohio funds. A list of meetings is available by clicking Here. 

2020 Tree Sale

The Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District will be holding their annual tree sale again this year.  The order deadline is March 19, 2020 and the seedlings may arrive the first or second week of April letters will be sent out telling you when to pick-up your order.  If you have any questions please call 419-422-6569 or stop by the Hancock Soil & Water office at 7868 County Road 140 Findlay, OH 45840.   Click here to download a 2020 Tree Sale order form.

2020 Farm Tour

The Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District is holding the forth meeting of the 2020 Farm Tour Committee on Wednesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:30 am in Hancock Soil & Water office, 7868 Co. Rd. 140, Suite E, Findlay.  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.