Butler Soil & Water
Conserving our Natural Resources
Election runs August 10 - September 8, 2021
Check out our elections page here, where you can find all the information about our election process, how to vote, and read about our candidates.
Pickup your sample bottle now
This year, we are asking those who would like their well water tested to schedule an appointment with either Butler SWCD or Preble SWCD (whichever is easiest for you to visit). During this appointment, you will watch a video on how to correctly collect a well water sample and you will also be given your sampling bottle.
Appointments can be made from July 12 - August 13. Appointments will be scheduled during normal business hours only.
Actual drop off day for your well water sample testing is Saturday, August 14 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Miami University, Oxford.
If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact our office or visit our well water page.
Thursday, August 19
9 AM - 3 PM
Butler SWCD ACED Site, 1802 Princeton Road, Hamilton 45011
Join us for our second cover crop field day, where we will have guest speakers presenting on topics such as beneficial bacteria, how to make no-till corn work properly, and cover crop root systems. We will also have a cover crop roller demonstration, lunch, and of course, ice cream.
This event is FREE, but we ask you RSVP by August 12 to help us plan for food. To find out more and/or to RSVP, contact Brady at 513-785-6663.
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 pesticide 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. Only Ohio residents may participate.
To find out more or to pre-register, contact Brady at 513-785-6663.
This event is sponsored by the ODA in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. If you have large volumes, you may pre-register by calling ODA at 614-728-6987.
Backyard Bash: Take Back Your Yard Naturally
Butler SWCD's Annual Meeting
Tuesday, August 31
6 PM - 8 PM
Muhlhauser Barn, 8558 Beckett Road, West Chester Twp. 45069
Come join us as we celebrate 79 years with our theme of backyard conservation. We will have a guest speaker, free food, displays, and much more. You will also have the chance to vote in our SWCD Board of Supervisors election.
This event is FREE, but we do ask that you RSVP by August 13 to help us plan for food. Please email or call our office at 513-887-3720.
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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.
Canal Cleanup- along the bike trail and Hamilton's bird sanctuary
Thursday, August 5 from 5 pm
We will head out along both banks of the canal, cleaning trash and admiring wildlife. If you have a kayak or canoe you wish to clean up in the water from, please email Lynn.
We will provide trash grabbers, gloves, etc.
Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River
Saturday, September 18, 9 am - 12 noon
See https://www.cleansweepofthegreatmiamiriver.org/ for details and to sign up.
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
Tuesdays- for ages 8 -14.
Learn about a local environmental issue, then work on a service project.
Registration required. Max of 20 participants.
Family Fun Fridays
Fridays at Rentschler Forest Metropark. Program starts at 10 am.
Each week, we will explore a different topic.
Recordings from Workshops/Forums
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
Please check out our Youtube channel for more videos.
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
Fair Booth Display
Butler SWCD has a booth with displays located in the Farm Zone Building during the Butler County Fair. Due to COVID, most of our items have QR codes to remain as touch-less as possible. Click here to view all of our information, crafts, and upcoming events that we have on display.
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):
Our office will be closed to walk-in visitors
We are still available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org & phone 513-887-3720.
Please check back for updates - changes could occur daily.
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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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.