The Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District is a legal subdivision of the State of Ohio responsible for the conservation of natural resources within Hamilton County, Ohio. We have a special emphasis on soil and water with a focus on assisting landowners in planning and applying conservation practices on the land. HCSWCD is dedicated to the sustainable use of our natural resources and to encouraging positive behavioral changes that produce a higher quality of life for our citizens. The District assists all Hamilton County residents, schools and jurisdictions through our free services and dynamic partnerships that continually provide innovative solutions for the challenges of our region.
The goal of the Passport to Fishing program is to provide skills, knowledge and information to participants so that children are able to start fishing in their own town or community. This program uses a hands on approach established by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife and has a strong conservation message.
Tri-State educators are invited to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for the 2018 Ultimate Educator Expo. The event, hosted by the Zoo in partnership with Greater Cincinnati Environmental Educators (GCEE), takes place at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Harold C. Schott Education Center annually.
Participants can join Green Acres Canoe & Kayak Rental and educators from Hamilton County SWCD as they venture out on the Whitewater River to discuss water quality and habitat, as well as sample for macro-invertebrates. Participants will be able to take a hands on approach while learning about water quality and habitat.
This unique workshop for all Greater Cincinnati landscaping professionals will further their knowledge and skills on rain gardens, helping them offer custom solutions to both their residential & commercial clients. All aspects of designing & constructing, including details on siting, sizing, soil amendments, plant selection will be covered.