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New! Biological Sampling

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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 changed their parking restrictions and we will all need to have parking passes.

Sign Up to Volunteer in the Lab

We are using lab sign ups to make sure that we don't have too many people 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

Sept 12

Oct 10

Nov 14

Upcoming Events

Potluck at Edge of the Farm Preserve aka Donna's

September 18 from 6:30 pm
Please contact Lynn for more details and to RSVP


September 26, 9-3
Just East of horse stables on Rt 73, on the edge of Oxford

Harvest Moon Festival

Sept 27, 1-5 pm
Uptown Oxford

Mill Creek Cleanup

October 3, 9 am
Twin Creek Preserve - 12033 Best Place, Sharonville
More info

Great Miami River Cleanup

October 24, locations all along the Great Miami. Cleanup on foot or in a kayak with Jimco's.
More Info








Butler County Stream Team is a partnership between the community and

Storm Water DistrictButler Soil and Water Conservaton DistrictIES logo