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Butler Soil & Water

Conserving our Natural Resources

Virtual Pond Forum

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm 

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

Come joint us for our virtual pond forum as Dr. Braig presents on the "Top Five Pond Issues."  He will also address questions on pond aeration, algae & weed control, and more. 

For more information, or to RSVP for this event, please email us. 

Butler Innovative Farm Forum

Topics included: Effective Grain Marketing​, Beef Cattle Breeding & Selection, High Tunnel Management, Basics of Farm Succession, and Soil Health Basics.

Recordings of all sessions can be found at

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

Invasive Plant Removal, Ruder Preserve, Oxford

Saturday, March 24, 2021 from 9 am - 12 noon.

Our goal for the day is to remove garlic mustard and other invasive plants, along with trash cleanup. 

Ruder Preserve is located on the corner of Shadowy Hills Sr and Bonham Road. Their is ample parking on Bonham Road.

If you have work gloves and loppers, please bring them with you. We will have equipment that can be borrowed. It is early Spring, so please be prepared to get muddy.

Register Online or by emailing Lynn at

Poster Contest:
Healthy Forests - Healthy Communities

Each year, Butler SWCD works with local young artists to create posters focusing on a conservation message. This year's theme is “Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities"

More information about the contest, including deadlines, rules, and learning resources can be found on our poster contest page

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

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

Calendar of Events


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.

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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