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Butler Soil & Water

Conserving our Natural Resources

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When: Saturday, March 23rd from 9 AM to 12 PM 

Where: 1802 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011

Registration: FREE! Must register; please click here.

Coffee and pastries will be provided. *Registration capped at 70*

For any questions, please call 513-887-3720.

Butler County HOA Workshop

Please join us for an informational workshop on legal aspects, streams and erosion, general drainage systems, pollution prevention, and other topics HOA's might experience. 

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2024 Tree & Shrub Sale

Butler SWCD will once again be holding our tree and shrub sale. For more information, please go to our tree sale page. 

Bat Crazy!

February 29 at 6 pm

At Butler SWCD, 1802 Princeton Road, Hamilton OH 45011

Learn about Ohio's native bats and find out ways to attract these amazing creatures to your property.  Reserve your seat at this free workshop (listed with our garden series).

 

Volunteer to build bat boxes: For those interested, we have a few volunteer spots open for you to help build a bat house. These bat houses will then be donated to local nature preserves and parks. Find out more and sign up on our volunteer page

 

Small Farms Collaborative

Butler SWCD and OSU Extension have partnered to create a network of small farmers across the region. The network is open but not limited to vegetable farms, CSA's, specialty crops, niche products, honey, etc. Our goal is to meet at a minimum on a quarterly basis for interesting and engaging presentations, tours, and workshops. Do you fit into these categories? Please take our online survey.

Forest Management Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended and made our first SWOWA meeting of 2024 a success!

Here are the slides from our presenters. Butler SWCD assumes no right to any of the material within these documents.

 

Interested in staying up to date with other Quarterly SWOWA gatherings? Email Randy Evans to be added to our list. 

Indiana / Ohio AG Economic Forum

Thank you to Purdue Extension, Franklin County - OSU Extension, Butler County - Franklin County SWCD, and The Mullen Dairy and Creamery for making this event a success!

Here are the digital copies of both the IN & OH presentations.

2024 Garden Series: Ohio Species at Risk
  • January 29, Why Plant Native & Native Trees and Shrubs

  • April 23, Native Turtles & the Impact of Water Quality Contamination

  • August 20, Firefly Gardening & Seed Collection and Storage Methods

  • November 12, Alien Invaders: a look at the impact of invasives

Registration requested. We can contact registrants if the workshop is canceled due to inclement weather and/or if the meeting location changes. ​ Register online

 

Upcoming
2024 Board Meetings 

2024 Butler SWCD Board of Supervisors meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30 pm. Unless otherwise noted below. 

Meetings are held at Butler SWCD, 1802 Princeton Rd, Hamilton OH 45011.  

February 2024 Board Meeting

The February board meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 3:30 pm at the Butler SWCD office.  

Board Meetings via Zoom

2024 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. 

AmeriCorps Members 

Butler SWCD is incredibly excited to take part in this program. The Ohio River Basin Corps (ORBCorps) has six open positions. Check out the open ORBCorps positions for 2023-2024. Click here for more information. 

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BEST Volunteer Events 

​Be one of the BEST and join Butler SWCD at one of our volunteer events throughout the year. We hold river cleanups, invasive plant removals, hold BioBlitzes, package milkweed seeds, and more. We hold at least one event every month, and can provide letters certifying service hours. ​​​​

Thursday, January 11 from 6 -8 pm. 

Packing milkweed seeds at Butler SWCD, 1802 Princeton Road

For a full list of this years events, please visit our volunteer page. 

BEST Email List

To receive the monthly volunteer email,  please sign up and check the volunteer box

BEST of 2023: Volunteer recap
2023 Butler SWCD Year In Review Slideshow

Butler SWCD YouTube Channel

Want to learn about Composting? Questions about pond management? Do you want to build a rain garden? Or are you interested in the wildlife that calls your backyard home? Butler SWCD's YouTube channel is a great resource for learning all about these topics, watching past workshops, and so much more!

Please check out our YouTube channel for many helpful and interesting videos.

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