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New Lab Location

We have moved the lab to Pearson Hall located on the corner of Patterson and High (see map). We are located in Room 105, which is just inside the door, in one of the first rooms in the left hallway (when you enter the front door).

Parking at the Lab: Miami has recently chnaged their parking restrictions and we will all need to have parking passes. If you go to https://www.units.miamioh.edu/prk/visitors/visitor_permit_request.html. you can request a parking pass that is good through the month of June.

Sign Up to Volunteer in the Lab

We are using lab sign ups to make sure that we don't have too many epople in the lab as we don't want to waste your time and gas getting to the lab.


So Who, or What is, the Butler County Stream Team?

The Butler County Stream Team is a group of volunteers that collects, analyzes, and reports water quality data from many waterways in Butler County.  We collect samples from streams and rivers in Butler County, Ohio and analyze them for these parameters: nitrates, total phosphorous, bacteria, conductivity, total dissolved solids, pH, turbidity.

The Stream Team exists through the collaborative effort of Butler County resident volunteers, the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at Miami University, the Butler County Storm Water District, and the Butler Soil and Water Conservation District.  Learn more about some of our volunteers on the volunteer spotlight page.

The goal of the Butler County Stream Team is to educate residents about their local water quality issues, including storm water runoff and the pollution it brings to waterways in both rural and urban landscapes. A secondary goal is to use the data to look at trends and potential issues in the water quality of our county.

How you can participate:

It is easy to be a Stream Team Volunteer!  Volunteers are needed as backups to collect samples from local waterways, as well as to analyze those samples at the lab on the campus of Miami University. You can help even if you have 1 hour. No experience is required.

Explore your watershed cartoon by artist Chris Rowlands


Artwork by Chris Rowlands, local artist showing a person standing in a creek surrounded by wildlife




Sampling Dates

April 11


Biological Testing Class

Our next class for biological (macroinvertebrate) testing is May 16, at Indina Creek Preserve. Register by emailing Lynn

Upcoming Events

Well Water Testing

free well water sampling, Apr 18 and 22

Farm Day

Free day on the farm. Meet the animals and learn about our food.

Rain Barrel Workshop

May 30 Registration required

Kayak/canoe Trip

Save the date for June 27 for a trip on the Great Miami

Items of Interest

Discounted Soil Testing

ODNR has provided funding to provide reduced price soil testing for the first 100 Butler County residents that apply.. Info flier (pdf)






Butler County Stream Team is a partnership between the community and

Storm Water DistrictButler Soil and Water Conservaton DistrictIES logo