Butler Soil & Water

Conserving our Natural Resources

November Board Meeting 

Special Meeting Time

Wednesday, November 13 at 11:00 am  
Butler SWCD Board will be having their November Board meeting at a special time in order to conduct interviews for our open position. Normal business will commence after interviews have been conducted.  

Honeysuckle Removal Volunteer Opportunities 

Thursday Nov. 14th and Saturday Dec. 7th, 1pm - 4pm 
Make a difference and help us remove the invasive honeysuckle shrub from a historical biological area near Oxford, Ohio. Find more information about this event on our volunteer page

CANCELED -

Nutrient Management Workshop

Due to low response and late harvest, we are canceling this workshop. We will reschedule for early 2020. We will advertise the new date and information once it becomes available. If you had already registered, please contact Hamilton SWCD at 513-772-7645.

Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Workshop

Wednesday, November 20 from 9am—11:30am 

Local experts will present on drone technology for natural resource professionals. Drones can provide higher resolution imagery, instant surveys, and an unique perspective to land management. Come learn and see if a drone is right for you, how to get started, and how to use your data. Representatives from environmental organizations, consulting, and the drone industry will present on the topics below using their experiences and in-depth knowledge.

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center

                  Center for Conservation—Dater and Dornette Rooms

                  4949 Tealtown Road—Milford, OH 45150

Register: This workshop is meant for landowners, natural resource managers, or conservation organizations that have an interest in using drone technology for land management. Registration is free. RSVP by calling 513-785-6664 or email maurermr@butlercountyohio.org

You're Invited - Strategic Planning Meeting

Thursday, November 21 from 6 pm - 8:30 pm 

Butler SWCD Office - 1802 Princeton Road, Hamilton 45011

As your local conservation District, we strive to ensure our programs meet the needs of the local community. Every five to ten years the District re-evaluates its programs and priorities in order to make sure we are meeting those needs of Butler County and its residents. The best way to make sure we obtain that goal is by hearing from all of you. Is there a natural resource concern you think we should look into? Do you feel that some of our programs are outdated or no longer relevant? 

All landowners, homeowners, business leaders, community partners, and organizations are welcome to attend. If you have ideas or suggestions, or you have an interest in agriculture, urban/development, education, water quality, or natural resources please attend this meeting. During the meeting we will be having small group discussions.

Cost: Free! We are also providing a complementary dinner to those that attend from 6 - 6:30 pm.

Register: You must register by November 13, 2019 for the District to finalize the event and get a correct meal count. Please note, the District will also be sending out on-line registration forms to those that are on our e-mailing list. Please call our office at 513-887-3720. 

 

Pollinator Workshop Series

At Butler SWCD/OSU Extension Offices
Sessions run from 7 - 9 pm
  • January 21 - pollinator garden design, large area preparation

  • April 21 - host plants for caterpillars, getting to know the pollinators

  • July 21 - potted plants, hoop houses

RSVP by emailing butlerswcd@butlercountyohio.org

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Upcoming
Board Meetings 

2019 Butler SWCD Board of Supervisors meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm. 

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

Educator Workshops
Register: Please visit our registration page or print and return this PDF

 

​Growing Up Wild

for early childhood educators

Tues, November 12, 6-9 pm

Must RSVP by November 5th

At Butler SWCD, Hamilton

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Farm Bill Enrollment Meeting & Updates
December 12, 2019 at 1 pm

Location: 1802 Princeton Rd., Hamilton

The 2018 Farm Bill allows the choice to enroll in either ARC or PLC for 2019-3020, with an enrollment deadline of March 15, 2020. Join OSU Extension and Farm Service Agency for an informational meeting to learn about changes to the ARC/PLC, important dates, crop insurance - supplemental coverage options, and using decision tools to evaluate program choices to make informed decisions. 

For more information contact OSU Extension at 513-887-3722.

Fertilizer & Pesticide Re-certification Training
For those that need re-certification, OSU Extension has the following training dates for 2020. Note, these dates are for re-certification only. 
Butler County February 11
Location: OSU/FSA/SWCD Office
1802 Princeton Rd., Hamilton 45011
  • Fertilizer 12:30 pm 
  • Pesticide 1:30 pm 
Montgomery CountyFebruary 18
Location: Miami Valley CTC
6800 Hoke Rd., Clayton, OH 45315
  • Fertilizer 12:30 pm 
  • Pesticide 1:30 pm
Warren CountyMarch 24
Location: Warren Co. Fairgrounds, bldg A
665 N. Broadway St., Lebanon, OH 45036
  • Fertilizer 12:30 pm 
  • Pesticide 1:30 pm

For questions, please contact OSU Extension at 513-887-3722.

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We sell Rain barrels, compost bins, 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 be credit card, we will have you do that through a computer. Please be aware there is a small additional fee charged by paypal for the use of credit cards.

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Butler SWCD is currently updating their strategic plan. Your thoughts and opinions will help to make the District better, allowing us to best fit the needs of the community.

Please take a few minutes to take our short (8 question) survey.

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