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Natural Resource Specialist Position

We are sad to say that one of our naural Resource Specialists, Amy Cameron, is leaving the district to move our of state. This has created an opening for a Natural Resource Specialist. Please visit our employment page for more details about the position and the application process. The application deadline is August 8, 2014 at 4 pm.

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Butler Soil and Water Conservation District (Butler SWCD) and the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities are currently accepting proposals to develop and execute designs for the Hopewell Elementary Stormwater and Riparian Enhancement Project.  The project involves stream, riparian, and wetland restoration practices for stormwater management.    

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from various contractors and conduct a selection process to accept the contractor who best fits the requirements and guidelines herein, as decided by the Butler SWCD Board of Supervisors and Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities.

Proposals will be accepted until 4pm Monday, August 11, 2014. If you have any questions after reading the entire RFP, please contact the office at 513-887-3720.

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.


Have Your Voice Heard

The OKI Regional Council of Governments is updating a policy plan to improve quality of life and service to the public in SW Ohio, N Kentucky, and SE Indiana, and they want to hear from you. To find out more and share your opinions, visit http://www.howdowegrow.org/


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 cotnact them at 513-887-3722. Find out more... (pdf)


Sale Items

  • Rain Barrels (Algreen Agua) $65 temporarily sold out
  • 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.

Composting Workshop

August 16, 10 am - 12 noon. Registration required. Learn about composting and have the chance to make your own worm compost bin to take home. See flier for details

DIY Rain Barrel Workshop

Sept 9, 6 - 7:30 pm. Build your own rain barrel to take home. register by Sept 1 for early bird registration pricing. See Flier for details

Project Underground & Ohio Geology Educators Workshop

October 28, 8:30 - 3:00, Greenacres Foundation in Indian Hill. Targeted for grades 3-5. We will explore the Project Underground curricuum on karst and cave formation and learn about Ohio's geolgoic past and present. Register Online


Summer Programs for families

Creek Programs starting at 10 am

  • Aug 6, Sebald Park


Mill Creek River Cleanup

October 4 at Beckett Park in West Chester. Volunteers will spread out to locations around the watershed. Contact the Mill Creek Watershed Council for details 513-563-8800

Great Miami River Cleanup

There are two main times of year for cleanups. From Franklin north to the start of the river is in July, and from Middletown South to the Ohio River is on October 25. Find out more details at http://www.greatmiamirivercleanup.org/