Coronavirus and Sampling Update

May Monitoring is cancelled. We want to make sure all of our volunteers remain safe and healthy. We hope to resume normal sampling again in June.

New Habitat Evaluation

We have been planning on adding CQHEI Citizens Qualitative Habitation Evaluation Index for some time., and it seems like the time has come.  While we cannot access the lab, we can still visit the creeks. 

cQHEI is a visual assessment of the creek, looking at things like substrate, tree cover, and fallen logs.  We were planning to offer a class in June at Sebald Park (not sure if we will be able to or not). Here are the resources:

Butler County Stream Team is a citizen science group that collects, analyzes, and reports water quality data from many waterways in Butler County.

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.  


In 2020 we will be holding training for
  • Citizens Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index , June 27 from 9 am - 12 noon at Sebald Park, Elk Creek Rd, Trenton. New for 2020!  Learn how to evaluate creek habitat so that we can gain a clearer understanding of the health of our streams.

  • Biological Monitoring - TBA - July 18, 9 am - 11 am at Dudley Woods, Hankins Rd in Liberty Twp. Learn how to collect biological samples to assist Stream Team build up knowledge of stream conditions around the county.

Questions: Contact Lynn at 513-887-3720 or by email.

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