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Butler Soil & Water

Conserving our Natural Resources

Milkweed Seed Pod Collection

Please only collect ripe seed pods

Drop the seed pods off at : Butler SWCD, 1802 Princeton Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011.

When: Anytime between 8 am and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  For pod collection stations in other counties, check with your local SWCD. 

What: We are collecting Common Milkweed seed pods for the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative for roadside projects. We will also collect other milkweed varieties for sharing with the local community. Please mark the bag clearly, so we know which type you are dropping off. 

Find out more:

2022 Southwest Ohio Equine Education Expo
  • Pasture management

  • Forage species selection

  • Stocking rates

  • Sacrifice and dry lots

  • Manure management

When: Saturday, November 5 from 9 - 11 am
Location: Reily Township Community Center, 6093 Reily Millville Road
Please register: Space is limited, so please register online or call 513-887-3722. Location will be emailed to those who register online. If you register by calling, you will need to check back on this website to find out the details.

2022 Garden Series: Backyard Wildlife

November 7 from 7 - 9 pm

In-person at Hamilton Ecological Education and Nature Center located next to Wake Nation in Joyce Park. Maps often take you to the wrong address in Joyce Park, the nature center has a huge greenhouse next to it. 101 Joe Nuxhall Way, Hamilton, OH 45015.


  • Drainage and water features

  • Amphibians of Ohio.

Please Register  By registering, we can let you now if the program has to be canceled for unforeseen circumstances, send you a reminder, etc. We also have limited space as we had to move the program from the OSU/Butler SWCD building as the Board of Elections needed more space for the upcoming election Register Here  or call OSU Extension at 513-887-3722.

Recordings from past sessions:

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​​​

  • October 29, 9 am - 12 noon, Dudley Woods Park, Hankins Road, Liberty Township. Remove invasive plants.

  • November 19, Invasive removal at Riverside Natural Area, in Joyce Park,  Joe Nuxhall Way, Hamilton, OH 45015.

  • December 3, Invasive removal at Silvoor Biological Sanctuary, Oxford

  • December 8, Holiday decorations for wildlife, at Butler SWCD

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.


Virtual Pond Forum

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

Rain Gardens

Recording from May 2020 virtual workshop

Please check out our Youtube channel for more videos.

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):

  • 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. 

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