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Butler Soil & Water

Conserving our Natural Resources

AmeriCorps Members 

Butler SWCD is incredibly excited to take part in this program. The Ohio River Basin Corps (ORBCorps) has six open positions. Check out the open ORBCorps positions for 2023-2024. Click here for more information. 

Pollinator Fest

Come spend the day with Butler SWCD while we celebrate pollinators and all the benefits they bring to our world. Our lives depend on them! Tours of our 8 acre pollinator site, honey and native plant vendors, educational sessions, food trucks, and much more.

 

Interested in becoming a vendor? Download a vendor agreement form
 

When: September 30th,  10AM-2PM

Location: 1810 Princeton Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Cost: Free

Questions? Contact Brady Smith

Ultimate Educator Expo
Tuesday, October 10
2:30 - 5:30 pm
At the Cincinnati Zoo

​2023 EXPO FEATURES

  • Informative breakout sessions

  • Over 35 Environmental organizations in the exhibit hall.

  • Door Prizes at each breakout session

  • Special animal appearance


Who? This event is free to educators, including, but not limited to,  formal classroom teachers, home-school educators, and non-formal educators such as naturalists. 
Where? Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220. 

Registration required:   https://cincinnatizoo.org/2023UltimateEducatorExpo
 

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Milkweed Pod Collection 

September 1 - November 12

Location: 1802 Princeton Rd, Hamilton 45011

 

Butler SWCD is the local drop-off site for milkweed seed pods used for the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative. This is a nonprofit organization working to improve and create habitat in the state of Ohio. 

Drop-Off:

There will be a green labeled garbage can in the hallway of our building. The building is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. 

Please:

  1. Only collect milkweed pods from property you have permission to collect from

  2. Collect seed pods when ripe (grey or brown)

  3. Use a paper bag or net for seed pods

  4. Write date & township/city where collected on bag

  5. If you collect a variety of milkweed other than common, place in separate bag and label it

 

If you cannot make it during normal drop-off days email Lynn White at whitelr@butlercountyohio.org to set up another time.

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Early Childhood Educators Training
Growing Up Wild
Tuesday, November 28 from 6 - 9 pm

Earn credit though OCCRRA and receive many classroom resources during this hands-on workshop

Registration required:

  • If you require credit through OCCRRA, please sign up on their website. Search for training ST10136814

  • If you do not require credit, please email Lynn White to register.

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Butler SWCD's Annual Cover Crop Field Day

Thanks to everyone who attended this year's field day and made it a success. Download the speaker's presentations here:

Year In Review Slideshow

Upcoming
2023 Board Meetings 

2023 Butler SWCD Board of Supervisors meetings will be held on the second Thursday 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

2023 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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BEST Volunteer Events 

Upcoming Volunteer Events​​​​​

Be one of the BEST and join Butler SWCD at one of our volunteer events throughout the year.

  • Saturday, September 16, 9 am - 12 noon, Clean Sweep of the Great Miami

  • Anytime milkweed seed pods are ripe, we have  a drop off container at out office

  • Storm drain labeling: Anytime.

For a full list of this years events, please visit our volunteer page

BEST Email List

To receive the monthly volunteer email,  please sign up and check the volunteer box

Garden SeriesClimate, Water, Nature Oh My!

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

Wednesday, November 15: Focus on Soil

For our final session, we will discuss the life in the soil and how to create healthy soil.

Register: Please indicate whether you plan to attend in-person or over zoom when you register for this free workshop series.

Past workshops are available to view at:

Butler SWCD YouTube Channel

Want to learn about Composting? Questions about pond management? Do you want to build a rain garden? Or are you interested in the wildlife that calls your backyard home? Butler SWCD's YouTube channel is a great resource for learning all about these topics, watching past workshops, and so much more!

Please check out our YouTube channel for many helpful and interesting videos.

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