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Conservation work at Ruder Preserve: invasive removal, boardwalk building, etc

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Butler SWCD

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested

Join Butler Soil and Water Conservation and Three Valley Conservation Trust at Ruder Preserve. The Preserve is 14 acres bordering Four Mile Creek in Oxford. During this work day, we will tackle some of the following:
* Clear Bush Honeysuckle
* Remove Lesser Celandine
* Pull Garlic Mustard
* Trash pick-up as needed
* Maintenance of current kiosk and boardwalk.

If you have any experience with a drill, or building decks, please let us know. The boardwalk is slowly but surely being extended to accommodate wheelchairs and others with reduced mobility.

Be prepared to get muddy as it is spring time in Ohio

Actual Location: The map function doesn't actually place the pin at the Preserve. It is located at the intersection of Shadowy Hills Dr and Bonham Rd. See Map

Please wear a mask during this event. We will have sanitizer for hands and disinfectant spray for equipment.

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About Butler SWCD


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.


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.


Sat Apr 24, 2021
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM  


Helen S. Ruder PreserveBonham RdOxford, OH 45056



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • You do not have to remain for the entire time
  • Masks must be worn.

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