Volunteer:

Butler Environmental Stewardship Team

 

Be one of the BEST and join Butler Soil and Water for Volunteer Stewardship Saturdays. Throughout the coming months, we plan to remove honeysuckle, label storm drains, clean up a stream,  and collect stream biology samples. We have volunteer events that are suitable for all ages, and can sign volunteer paperwork for students.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered in 2021. We had 16 projects with 216 volunteers completing almost 600 hours of service!

Join the Volunteer Email List

Complete the form and check the volunteer box. We will send a monthly email with upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Sign Up as to Volunteer

Sign up to volunteer for one or more opportunities.  If you have any issues, contact Lynn directly.

If interested in an event, you can sign-up to volunteer through multiple platforms:

Volunteer Waiver

We always have copies of our waiver at events, however we also have it available here. If you are under 18, and plan to attend without your parent or guardian, you will need to please print this form and have it signed by them.

 
Receive more information:
  • If you would like to find out more, please contact or Lynn at 513-887-3720 or by email

 

​2022 Events:
  • June 16, 6 - 8:30 pm, Dudley Woods Park, learn how to collect stream biology data

  • 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

  • September 17, 9 am - 12 noon, multiple locations, Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River

  • October 29, 9 am - 12 noon, Dudley Woods Park, Remove invasive plants

  • November 19, Invasive removal at Riverside Natural Area, Hamilton

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

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

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with us. If you have any questions about any of  these projects, please contact us at 513-887-3720 or by email.

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Cleanup volunteers
River Cleanups

We hold several river cleanups each year including:

We would love if you join us for one of these cleanups, however we have the supplies if there is a river or creek near you that you would be interested in cleaning up at any time of the year..

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Storm Drain Labeling

In Butler County, storm drains simply empty into the nearest creek or pond. Often this rain water picks up pollutants along the way such as motor oil, pet waste, litter, and takes it on the same journey to the creek. Sometimes people even put used oil and paint straight down the storm drain thinking it will be cleaned. We work with the Butler County Storm Water District to provide you all of the supplies that you need to label your neighborhood. You can label as large or as small an area that you choose. You can go out anytime the weather is just right (not extremely hot or cold).

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Butler County Stream Team

Stream Team volunteers help to monitor the water quality in our local streams and rivers. We have monitors that study the biology of the creek (looking for baby dragonflies, donsonfly larvae and more). We also have volunteers who collect sample for testing the chemistry of the water, and last but not least we even have volunteers that run this chemical testing in our lab in Oxford. Find out more about Stream Team.

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Earth Team Volunteers

Earth Team is a volunteer program ran by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). When you sign up as an Earth Team Volunteer, you are on your way to becoming a caretaker of natural resources in your community. When you volunteer you may assist with improving wildlife habitat, providing conservation education to adults and students, community outreach and many more interesting opportunities.

Please contact our NRCS staff to find out more..