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Butler Soil & Water

Conserving our Natural Resources

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​​​

  • July 14, 6 - 8 pm, rain garden weeding at Hopewell Early Childhood.

  • August  11, 6 -8 pm. Wetland weeding at Beckett Ridge Water Quality Basin, West Chester

Please Register on our volunteer page.

Summer Kids Programs & Poster Contest

Summer Programs

Visit our kids page to find out dates and information for our free kids programs

  • Conservation Kids, service learning summer camp

  • Creeking in the Parks

  • Nature of Kids program

2022 Poster Contest

Congratulations to this year's winners who are progressing to the state contest. See their artwork on our poster page.

Greater Cincinnati Master Rain Gardener Course

The Master Rain Gardener (MRG) Course is a 5 day course that takes place over 6 weeks. During the course, students are guided through the rain garden design and installation process by experienced regional professionals. 

When: August 5, 12, 19, 26, and September 9 from 9 am - 1 pm.

Where: This fall series will be held in Fort Wright, Ky. This series will move rotate around the Tri-State for future series. 

Find out more and register at

2022 Garden Series: Backyard Wildlife

7 - 9 pm at Butler SWCD/OSU Extension, 1802 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011​​

Please Register Online: By registering, we can let you now if the program has to be canceled due to inclement weather, etc.  Register Here


  • August 1: Landscape light pollution & Meet the bats, moths, & other nocturnal wildlife 

  • November 7: Drainage and water features  & Amphibians of Ohio 

May 2: Dealing With nuisance wildlife & Dragonfly Gardening


February 7: Garden planning for wildlife & The return of native wildlife.​

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.

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

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. 

** Wednesday, July 13, 2022 Board of Supervisors meeting will be held at the Benison, 100 S. 3rd Street, Hamilton, OH 45011 at 10:00 am **

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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Sale Items

We sell Rain barrels, bird boxes and more.  All items must be picked up from our office. You can pay by cash or check. If you need to pay by credit card, please be aware there is a small additional fee charged by paypal.

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