Monitor the water quality of Butler County Creeks

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Butler SWCD

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Collecting a water sample

Are you curious about the quality of your local stream? Butler County Stream Team volunteers go out on 2nd Saturday each month to collect water samples from creeks around the county to monitor the pollution levels.

Collect water samples in Morgan/Ross Twp- we are seeking a volunteer to collect water samples from creeks on the 2nd Saturday of each month. We have specific locations. Volunteer would need to attend a training on Sat, Feb 8 at the Butler County Engineers Office in Hamilton.

Volunteer in our water quality lab at Miami in Oxford - No experience is needed. We are seeking volunteers to help in the lab. It can be anywhere from labeling samples to actually performing chemical tests. Training is provided for each new task you decide to help with.

Interested in statistics? If so, you could look at some of the water quality data we have already collected to help us look for trends.

Stream Team volunteers also get together several times a year for potlucks, canoe outings, fun classes and more.

More information can be found on the Stream Team website http://www.butlercountystreamteam.org/

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About Butler SWCD

Location:

1802 Princeton Rd, Suite 300, Hamilton, OH 45011, US

Mission Statement

Butler Soil and Water Conservation District aims to provide strong technical and educational assistance to the landowners and residents of Butler County in the field of natural resources.

Description

The Butler Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of the state of Ohio, and is assisted by the Butler County Commissioners, the Ohio Soil & Water Conservation Commission, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources through the Division of Soil and Water Resources.

Technical assistance for conservation practices is provided without charge by the Butler SWCD through the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) personnel.

The objectives of the Butler SWCD include:

  1. Reduce soil erosion loss on both urban and agricultural lands.
  2. Improve water quality by serving as a resource base for water quality data and educating the public concerning storm water management and erosion control.
  3. To increase both the rural and urban communities' awareness of the value, need, and ways of conserving our natural resources.
  4. Promote woodland and wildlife management by local landowners.
  5. Conduct a strong informational and educational program in the schools and with the general public.
  6. Provide adequate funding, personnel and equipment to meet the future needs of district operations.

WHEN

Sat Feb 08, 2020 - Sat Nov 14, 2020
08:00 AM -  

WHERE

Multiple locationsHamilton, OH 45011

(39.42964,-84.51173)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Science
  • Research

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2nd Saturday of each month from March - November. Collecting water samples runs from 8 am - 10:30 am, and volunteering in the lab is typically from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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