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Butler Soil & Water

Conserving our Natural Resources

Interested in Becoming a Board Member? 

June 26th Deadline 

Butler SWCD is currently seeking candidates to run for the Butler Soil & Water Conservation District's Board of Supervisors election. Interested parties must be at least 18 years old and reside in Butler County. 

If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact our office. 

BEST Volunteer Events 

BEST Email List

Be one of the BEST and join Butler SWCD at one of our volunteer events throughout the year. If you would like more information about our upcoming events, please sign up please sign up and check the volunteer box

Monitor Stream Biology Training

Saturday, June 19. 9 am - 11:30 am

Dudley Woods Park, Hankins Rd, Liberty Twp

After attending this short training, volunteers will be able to borrow equipment to help monitor the health of the streams.

No experience necessary.  

By studying aquatic life, we can gain a better overall understanding of the health of our local rivers and creeks.

Registration required.

Summer Kids Programs

We hold numerous family and child friendly programs throughout the summer. More information about registration, local, times, etc can be found at www.butlerswcd.org/kids

 

Conservation Kids

Tuesdays- for ages 8 -14.

Learn about a local environmental issue, then work on a service project.

Registration required. Max of 20 participants.

Creeking & Ponds

Thursdays - all ages

Each week, we will visit a different park to explore the life in the creeks and ponds. Plan to get wet.

Family Fun Fridays

Fridays at Rentschler Forest Metropark. Program starts at 10 am.

Each week, we will explore a different topic.

Agricultural Pesticide Disposal Drop-Off Event

Tuesday, August 24

9 AM - 3 PM

Butler County Fairgrounds, 1715 Fairgrove Avenue, Hamilton 45011

This event allows Ohio farmers to dispose of old pesticides safely and responsibly. 

This disposal event is free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, solvents, or household or non-farm pesticides will NOT be accepted.

 

To find out more, contact Brady at 513-785-6663. 

Recordings from Workshops/Forums

Virtual Pond Forum

Guest Speaker: Dr. Eugene Braig, Program Director, Aquatic Ecosystems, Ohio State University. 

Recording: The Recording of Dr. Braig's presentation can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IQYIgFA8nA

Butler Innovative Farm Forum

Topics included: Effective Grain Marketing​, Beef Cattle Breeding & Selection, High Tunnel Management, Basics of Farm Succession, and Soil Health Basics.

Recordings of all sessions can be found at www.youtube.com/user/butlerswcd

Winging It: Backyard Birds Series

Common birds of SW Ohio recording

Creating the perfect bird friendly habitat recording

New Teacher Resources Online

Butler SWCD has partnered with surrounding counties to provide free online resources (videos, lesson plans, quizzes, etc) all aligned to Ohio Learning Standards. Register for this free resource at https://sites.google.com/view/swcd

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Education Resources Online

While our education programs are on hold, we are creating many online resources (videos, activities, blogs, etc)  for you and your children on topics such as creek critters, wiggling worms, water pollution, pollinator, and more. This ever growing list can be found at

https://www.butlerswcd.org/onlineeducationresources

Calendar of Events

COVID 19

The health and safety of our staff and community members is a top priority for us. Due to the Coronavirus, we are taking precautions to prevent the spread of this illness. However, we are still committed to assisting our county residents. The following changes are being implemented (until further notice):

Please check back for updates - changes could occur daily.

Upcoming
Board Meetings 

2021 Butler SWCD Board of Supervisors meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm. Unless otherwise noted.

Meetings are held at Butler SWCD, 1802 Princeton Rd, Hamilton OH 45011. 

Board Meetings via Zoom

2021 Butler SWCD Board of Supervisors meetings will also be accessible via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please contact our office for the zoom meeting link and passcode. 

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Sale Items

We sell Rain barrels, compost bins, bird boxes and more. See our sale items page for more info. 

All items must be picked up from our office. You can pay by cash or check. If you need to pay be credit card, please be aware there is a small additional fee charged by paypal.

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