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Butler Soil & Water

Conserving our Natural Resources

You're Invited: Butler SWCD Turns 80 

This year, Butler SWCD will be holding a birthday party to celebrate turning 80. We invite everyone to join us on Tuesday, August 23 at Pohlman Lanes for awards, food, neon, and bowling. We appreciate RSVPs to help with planning. 
 

Election Legal Notice

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Butler Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code. Individuals who own or occupy land within the Butler Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age or older may vote for Supervisor.

There are 5 ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:

1.) At the SWCD office, 1802 Princeton Rd., Suite 300, Hamilton, Ohio 45011, from 7/28/2022 until 8/26/2022 during normal business hours; or

2.) At the Butler County Fair Livestock Auction, which will take place at 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, Ohio 45011 on 7/30/2022 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; or

3.) At the Cover Crop Field Day, which will take place at 1802 Princeton Rd, Hamilton, Ohio 45011 on 8/20/2022 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM; or

4.) At the SWCD Annual Meeting, which will take place at Pohlman Lanes, 954 Pyramid Hill Blvd, Hamilton, Ohio 45013  on 8/23/2022 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ; or

5.) Voting absentee from 7/28/2022 until 8/26/2022, by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from the SWCD office at the following address 1802 Princeton Rd, Suite 300, Hamilton, Ohio 45011, by calling (513) 887-3720, or email butlerswcd@butlercountyohio.org. All absentee ballots must be requested by 8/19/2022.

Absentee ballots must be received by the SWCD office by 8/26/2022 at 1:00 PM.                                                                      

Two Supervisors will be elected to a three‐year term commencing January 1, 2023 and ending  December 31, 2025.

Nominees are:

  1. Katherine J. Collins

  2. Nathan E. Gillespie

  3. Linda Peters

Please see our elections page for more information. 

Cover Crop Field Day

Butler County residents are FREE!!

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Workshop: Get Hooked on Stream Health

Thursday, September 1 from 6 to 8 pm at Helen S Ruder Preserve, Four Mile Creek

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. 

** The Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Board of Supervisors meeting has been moved to Tuesday, August 23 in conjunction with our annual meeting **

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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2022 Garden Series: Backyard Wildlife

Please Register Online: By registering, we can let you now if the program has to be canceled for unforeseen circumstances, send you a reminder, etc.  Register Here

  • November 7 from 7 - 9 pmDrainage and water features  & Amphibians of Ohio. We plan to hold this in person at OSU/Butler SWCD offices in Hamilton. 

Recordings from past sessions:

Programs for Children and Families

Please see our Kids page for details.
There are programs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday all summer, and on some Wednesdays.

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​​​

  • September 17, 9 am - 12 noon, multiple locations, Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River

  • September 17 - 25, Collect plant and animal photos through iNaturalist (free app) for a BioBlitz at Riverside Natural Area. More info to come...

  • Anytime: Storm drain labeling with "Don't Pollute" decals. Locations: West Chester, Liberty, and Fairfield Townships. You will need to make an appointment to collect supplies from our office. 

Please Register on our volunteer page.

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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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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