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Butler SWCD Board Meeting

The August 2014 Board Meeting will start at the earlier time of 12 noon, instead of the typical 1pm. Sorry for any inconvenience.


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

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 are switching to EarthMinded 65 gallon terracotta colored barrels. They should be in stock by mid-August $65
  • 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.

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

Wildlife Habitat Workshop

Saturday, Sept 13, 8:30 am - 3 pm in College Corner, Ohio. Tree planting, invasive tree and shrub control, bobwhite quail habitat management, and more. Registration and info flier

Pasture Management Workshop

Oct, 23, 10 am - 2 pm at Ol' Mac Angues farm, Lanes Mill Rd, Oxford. Cost $25. Registration Required.

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 curriculum on karst and cave formation and learn about Ohio's geologic past and present. Workshop flier with more information or you can Register Online

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