Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District

Our goal is to be recognized as a leader in promoting responsible stewardship and conservation of natural resources, and to enhance the quality of life through valuable partnerships.

The Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District consists of all the lands within Hancock County, including incorporated and unincorporated villages and cities. The District is governed by an elected board of five supervisors.

The organization was founded in 1946 by the landowners, operators, and land users of the county to assist land users in solving soil and water problems more efficiently. This would be achieved by the use of proper soil and water management to maintain and improve the standard of living of farm operators of the county.

As time progresses, land uses change. Each year, more land is converted from agricultural to urban use. Consequently, increased urban land results in conservation problems. Our goal is to work with all people of the county, both urban and rural, in an attempt to help solve these issues. Through effective problem solving, we hope to promote conservation of all natural resources within the District.

We strive to accomplish our goals by giving assistance to individual land users or groups of land users. Assistance would include some or all of the following:

Increasing water quality best management practices (BMP's)
Natural resource conservation practices through education, information, and land use planning activities
Cooperation with and offering aid through other agencies and organizations that have working agreements with the district.

The District makes this assistance available through cooperation with local property owners, county and state organizations, state and federal agencies, and with local, state and federal governments.

Contact Hancock Soil & Water Conservation District

Jean Derr
Administrative Secretary
7868 County Road 140
Suite E
Findlay, Ohio  45840-1898
Phone: (419) 422-6569
Fax: (419) 422-2082


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Hancock County, Ohio

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