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Butler Soil & Water

Conserving our Natural Resources

Butler SWCD Supervisor Elections 

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. 

Well Water Testing 

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

Cover Crop Field Day

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. 

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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 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. 

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

 

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. 

Registration required.

Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River

Saturday, September 18, 9 am - 12 noon

Various locations 

See https://www.cleansweepofthegreatmiamiriver.org/   for details and to sign up.

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.

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

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

Please check out our Youtube channel for more videos.

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

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. 

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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