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Meetings Butler SWCD Board

Meeting Meetings are open to the public and are held at 1 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Butler SWCD office.

Tree Sale

Order Form and Species Info

Order deadline is March 31

Order Pickup is April 16-17 at the Butler County Fairgrounds.

Thanks to our partnership with Warren SWCd, you can pay by cash, check, or credit card. All orders are placed through the Warren office.

Farm Day

Join us down on the farm and meet the animals on Saturday, May 2 from 10 am - 3 pm at Double J Farm, 30 70 Wehr RD, Hamilton.

Find out more....

Discounted Soil Testing

Thanks to a grant from ODNR, we can offer a discount on soil testing for the first 100 Butler County residents. Your cost will only be $7. We are partnering with OSU Extension, and they still have the test packs, so please contact them at 513-887-3722. Find out more... (pdf)

Sale Items

  • Rain Barrels - We have switched to EarthMinded 65 gallon terracotta colored barrels. $65Description: Rain Barrel
  • Compost Bins (Earth Machine)$45
  • DIY Rain Barrel Kits (Contains everything except for a plastic barrel or strong garbage can) $25
  • Cover Crop Seed Mix $8
  • Cedar Bluebird boxes $20

Volunteer Opportunities

The district works with volunteers in many capacities, whether its helping us with items in the office, or doing river cleanups and water quality testing outdoors. Please visit our volunteer page for ideas, or email us.



Growing Up Wild for Early Childhood Educators

Feb 21, 9 am - 12 noon in Hamilton. Pre-registration is required by Feb 13. Registration Form

Farmers Forum on Cover Crops

Wednesday, January 21 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Butler SWCD, 1802 Princeton Rd, Hamilton
Come and join us for a meeting to discuss the use of cover crops and new methods of seeding. This meeting will include:

  • Update of research project
  • Converting High Boy sprayer into a seeder and potential uses in fields
  • A panel of farmer from SW Ohio talking about their experiences with cover crops
  • Nutrient Management Plans and update on NRCS cost share programs

Please RSVP to 772-7645 or e-mail Holly

Landowner Workshop

Tuesday, February 10, 6:30-8:30 pm. At Butler SWCD, 1802 Princeton Rd, Hamilton

The Butler SWCD, NRCS, and FSA will be hosting a Landowner Workshop. Topics that will be discussed are:

  • CRP: Conservation Reserve Program—Grassed Waterways, Field Buffers
  • EQIP: Environmental Quality Improvement Program—Forestry, Animal Waste Storage, Seasonal High Tunnels, etc
  • CAUV
  • Water Quality Credit Trading Program
  • Cover Crops & Soil Fertility

If you have any questions, please call John Williams, the District Conservationist for Butler County at 513-887-3720.


Conservation Tillage Breakfast

March 14. 7:30 am at Zimmer Tractor in Brookville, IN.
Topics:  Drill and Planter Setup, Cover Crop establishment, and cover crop benefits.  Pesticide applicator recertification credits are applied for the following:  CCH, PARP, and Ohio. Please cotnact Whitewater Watershed Project to RSVP

Backyard Conservation Workshop

Harrison Public Library, March 31 at 6pm
Topics:  Rain gardens, rain barrels, native plants, composting, and recycling. Contact Whitewater Watershed Project to for more info

Lawn and Garden Management:

Harrison Public Library, April 29, 6pm Topics:  Tree Planting & Care, Soil Testing, Fertilization, and Chemical Usage. Contact Whitewater Watershed Project to for more info