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Butler Soil & Water

Conserving our Natural Resources

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

Invasive Plant Removal, Beckett Ridge Water Quality Basin / Wetland

Thursday, May 13, 5 - 7:30 pm

In May, we will be removing invasive plants such as pear trees, narrow leafed cattails, and teasle from a wetland basin. Last year, we made massive inroads removing some of the willow trees that were taking over.

Register Online or by emailing Lynn at


Monitor Stream Habitat Training, Indian Creek Preserve, Reily Twp

Saturday, May 15, 9 am 

Citizens Qualitative Habitat Assessment Index (cQHEI) is a visual assessment of creek habitat. It looks at the river bottom, tree cover, fallen logs, and other habitat components.  After attending this class, volunteers can go out on their own to collect habitat data on other streams around the county.

Register Online or by emailing Lynn at

Poster Contest:
Healthy Forests - Healthy Communities

Each year, Butler SWCD works with local young artists to create posters focusing on a conservation message. This year's theme is “Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities"

More information about the contest, including deadlines, rules, and learning resources can be found on our poster contest page

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

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

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

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

Calendar of Events


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.

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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