Invasive Species Awareness

When you hear the words "invasive species", people often think of the Emerald Ash Borer or Asian Longhorned Beetle, these are included in a much larger group of problematic plants, mammals, fish, and insects. Of the over 700 non native species found in the state nearly 100 have moved into our natural ecosystems and begun to take a toll. Invasive species can include plants such as honeysuckle, lesser celandine, and English ivy, or animals such as wild boar, Asian carp, or even the zebra mussel. Invasive species like these can cause millions in damages and harm native ecosystems for generations. It is important to educate the state's citizens on these issues to prevent further spread and

Watershed Planning in Butler County

Watersheds are considered an area of land that drains into a common body of water. They can be as small as your property draining into a ditch or as large as the Ohio River basin. No matter the size, we all live, play, and work in a watershed and should realize the impact we can have on the water quality downstream based on our activities. We all live downstream from others. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in charge regulating certain discharges, polluted runoff, and physical alterations to jurisdictional waterways, also known as waters of the United States. Point sources of pollution, such as waste water treatment plants or industrial operations which have a single point o

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