Cassie Johnson, Communications Associate, October 6, 2023
Butler Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting one member focusing on water quality issues in the Great Miami River Watershed, including Acton Lake Dam – Four Mile Creek, Dicks’s Creek, and Elk Creek. The Ohio EPA has identified TMDL’s in surrounding watersheds and is working to identify TMDL’s in this area. Local monitoring of these watersheds has identified sediment and nutrient runoff as pollutants of concern.
The ORBCorps member will assist the District staff team in carrying out the general goals and objectives of the Butler Soil & Water Conservation District. The GIS & Data Technician is primarily responsible for spearheading projects dealing with data analysis and collection, GIS mapping, as well as participating in workshops and events. Detailed documentation and well-organized data management are critical expectations associated with all aspects of this position. The member will use already collected data from the local volunteer citizen science group, Butler County Stream Team, to help develop graphics and images for watershed plans, as well as develop and present education and outreach programs based on collected data to Butler County students, Stream Team volunteers and to the general public. The member will assist in laying out agricultural waterways and providing drainage maps to landowners, both items are key in creating best management practices in protection our watersheds.
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