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Butler Soil & Water

Conserving our Natural Resources

Urgent Message

The health and safety of our staff and community members is a top priority for us. Due to recent developments in Ohio, with the Coronavirus, we are taking precautions to prevent the spread of this illness. However, we are still committed to assisting our county residents. As of Tuesday March 17th, the following changes will be implemented (until further notice):

Please check back for updates - changes could occur daily.

Winging It: Backyard Birds

Learn about the birds that visit your backyard, and find out how to attract more during these virtual workshops.

 

No need to register for the workshops, here are the zoom links:

  • Tuesday, February 23 at 7 pm - Meet the Birds: Common Birds of Ohio (zoom link)

  • Tuesday, March 2 at 7 pm -  Creating the Perfect Bird Friendly Habitat (zoom link)

 

Email butlerswcd@butlercountyohio.org, so we can add you to a reminder email that will go out just prior to the workshop. For any questions, please also email butlerswcd@butlercountyohio.org. 

*Bonus Event: In-Person Volunteer Activity - Building Habitats

See our Volunteer Events below for more details. 

    

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

Building Habitats: Building Bird Nest Boxes & Bee Houses

February 25, 2021 from 5 pm - 7 pm at Butler SWCD at 1802 Princeton Rd, Hamilton  Join Butler SWCD at this in-person volunteer event, where we will be building bird nesting boxes and insect houses that will be placed in our conservation demonstration area next to the Butler SWCD offices. 

Register by emailing Lynn at butlerswcd@butlercountyohio.org 

Honeysuckle Removal at Riverside Natural Area

Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 9 am - 12 noon.

We will be parking along Joe Nuxhall Way in Joyce Park. Take the entrance next to St. Clair Ave and River Road and look for the signs. We will be parked between the lime pits and the RC Aircraft field. (see map)

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 by emailing Lynn at butlerswcd@butlercountyohio.org 

2021 Tree & Shrub Sale - Now Live 

The 2021 tree & shrub sale ordering is currently under way. Purchasing through your local SWCD means you are buying at-cost and only species recommended for the area are available, ensuring the best chance of survival.

We are once again partnering with Warren and Greene SWCD's for this event. All orders will ONLY be taken online at the Warren SWCD website

Order deadline: March 17, 2021

For more information visit our Tree Sale page - as pick up dates get closer, we will provide more information and COVID19 guidelines.

Annual Year in Review  

Each year we highlight our accomplishments with an annual report as well as an annual year in review slideshow, which captures our work between August 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020. Please enjoy!

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

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

Upcoming
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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Congrats Elected Board Members!

Butler SWCD would like to congratulate David Brate and Jeremy Fruth for being re-elected to the Butler SWCD Board of Supervisors. The District would like to thank Drew Johnson for running as well. 

Strategic Planning 
Thank you to all those that participated!

Butler SWCD would like all those that attended our strategic planning meeting and to those who filled out our survey. We value your input and suggestions. We hope to be able to implement some of the ideas that were offered in the near future. Please check back for updates on our progress. 

 

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