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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.

Free Well Water Testing

Nitrates, arsenic, and bacteria
Bring a sample to one of our events
April 22 in Hamilton or April 26 in Oxford. Find out how to collect your sample and more...(pdf)

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 $65
  • Compost Bins $45
  • DIY Rain Barrel Kits (needs a plastic barrel or strong garbage can) $25
  • Cover Crop Seed Mix $8
  • 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.

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program

The SWCDs and the Ohio State Extension offices in Butler and Hamilton are working together for training to bring this great program to SW Ohio. We are looking at offering the series of classes in August 2014.

Earth Day in Hamilton

April 22, 11 am - 1 pm. Join Butler SWCD along with many other organizations. This event will feature music, free well water testing, food, and much more. Downtown Hamilton.

Earth Fest in Oxford

April 26, 11 am - 3 pm in Uptown Oxford. Enjoy music while learning about the many ways that you can help. This event will feature free well water testing.

DIY Rain Barrel Workshop

May 17, 9 -11am at the Butler SWCD. Learn about water conservation techniques for your yard and build your own rain barrel. $32 per barrel. Registration required.

Floating Treatment Wetlands Workshop

May 23, 4- 7 pm in Liberty Twp. Please call for details 513-887-3720

Grant Writing Workshop

Finding the Right Funder and Writing a Winning Proposal
April 22, at the Ohio EPA in Dayton. More info and registration.

Educator Workshops

Soils Workshop for 6th Grade Educators

June 12 at Scarlet Oaks, Sharonville. Registration Information and Form (pdf)

For more information about these workshops please contact Lynn White at 513-785-6666.

Poster Contest

Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil
Contest is for K-12 children. Visit our poster contest page for more info