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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
2022 Garden Series: Backyard Wildlife
7 - 9 pm at Butler SWCD/OSU Extension, 1802 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011
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
Resources: The WildSide@OSU https://u.osu.edu/wildside
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ohio Field Guide
Migratory Dragonfly Partnership's Guidelines for creating habitat
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.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Eugene Braig, Program Director, Aquatic Ecosystems, Ohio State University.
Recording from May 2020 virtual workshop
Please check out our Youtube channel for more videos.
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.
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.
Sign-up to our email list:
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.
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