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Butler Soil & Water

Conserving our Natural Resources

2022 Board of Supervisors Election

Are you interested in conservation? Do you have a passion for local government? Then maybe you should consider running for our Butler Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors election. The District is currently seeking those interested in running as a candidate for our election. If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact croutka@butlercountyohio.org

Thank You!
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Arbor Day Cheers & Beers

What a turnout! Thank you to everyone who hung out with us on Friday, April 29 at Hamilton's Urban Backyard for our first ever ArBeer Day event. Hundreds of Northern Red Oak and Eastern Redbud saplings were passed out to Butler County residents, comfy t-shirts made by Promotions Etc were happily worn, and local beers on tap were enjoyed!

We couldn't have done it without our partner Hamilton's Urban Backyard, the always hardworking Hamilton Conservation Corps., LLC, and our sponsors: Third Eye Brewing Company, MadTree Brewing, Cartridge Brewing, Fretboard Brewing, Rhinegeist, Northern Row Brewery & Distillery, Rebel Mettle Brewery, Billy Yanks, Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Luke's Custom Cakes, Sonder Brewing, and Brown-Dawson-Flick Funeral Homes.

Well Water Testing Event: Free

Thank you to all who participated in the Well Water event this past weekend! We will send out lab results this week.

If you have any questions in regards to your results please contact whitelr@butlercountyohio.org.

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

 

Upcoming Events​​​

  • June 16, 6 - 8:30 pm, Dudley Woods Park, learn how to collect stream biology data

  • July 14, 6 - 8 pm, rain garden weeding at Hopewell Early Childhood.

  • August  11, 6 -8 pm. Wetland weeding at Beckett Ridge Water Quality Basin, West Chester

Please Register on our volunteer page.

Summer Kids Programs & Poster Contest

Summer Programs

Visit our kids page to find out dates and information for our free kids programs

  • Conservation Kids, service learning summer camp

  • Creeking in the Parks

  • Nature of Kids program

2022 Poster Contest

This year's theme is soil. Find out more on our poster contest page

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2022 Garden Series: Backyard Wildlife

7 - 9 pm at Butler SWCD/OSU Extension, 1802 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011​​

Please Register Online: By registering, we can let you now if the program has to be canceled due to inclement weather, etc.  Register Here

 

  • August 1: Landscape light pollution & Meet the bats, moths, & other nocturnal wildlife 

  • November 7: Drainage and water features  & Amphibians of Ohio 

May 2: Dealing With nuisance wildlife & Dragonfly Gardening

 

February 7: Garden planning for wildlife & The return of native wildlife.

Recordings from Workshops/Forums

Composting Ins and Outs

Recording from the October 2021 virtual workshop

First half covers outdoor composting. Indoor composting with worms starts at the 55 minute mark.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pohogcmTfYc

 

Virtual Pond Forum

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

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IQYIgFA8nA

Rain Gardens

Recording from May 2020 virtual workshop

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYtuy-igAEI&list=PLmubEQJc9wi9U18Pb4AmtiNwJU3LiQAmY&index=3

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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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):

  • Our office is now open to walk-in visitors for SWCD and NRCS assistance. Appointments are appreciated. 

Please check back for updates - changes could occur daily.

Upcoming
2022 Board Meetings 

2022 Butler SWCD Board of Supervisors meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm. Unless otherwise noted below. 

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

Board Meetings via Zoom

2022 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, bird boxes and more.  All items must be picked up from our office. You can pay by cash or check. If you need to pay by credit card, please be aware there is a small additional fee charged by paypal.

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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

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