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Natural Resources Committee

NRC Chairman Jay Womack provides some helpful tree tips on "Officially Speaking," which aired on Geneva Broadcast Network in August 2016.

Geneva's Natural Resources Committee (NRC) was created to promote awareness and conservation principles in Geneva. The group of dedicated residents who protect Geneva's natural resources is a subcommittee of the City's Strategic Plan Advisory Board.

The NRC is known throughout the Geneva community for holding  successful fundraisers (Wine, Cheese & Trees and Rain Barrels on Parade) as well as its annual Earth Day celebration. Money raised from these events is dedicated to the committee's Greening Geneva initiative, which reforests the City's parkway tree canopy that has been impacted by the Emerald Ash Borer.

The group also likes to get its hands dirty with work days at the Fabyan Forest Preserve, creating and maintaining gardens, cleaning up the banks of the Fox River and other environmentally-friendly projects around the community.

Fabyan Work DaysFabyan Forest Preserve Work Day
The Committee has scheduled its work days to remove buckthorn from the Fabyan Forest Preserve. Volunteers should meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays on the east side of Route 25 across from the wind mill. Tools, water and snacks will be provided, but volunteers should bring gloves and wear appropriate clothing and boots.   


  • Oct. 1 and 22, 2016
  • Nov. 5 and 19
  • Dec. 3, 17 and 31
  • Jan. 14 and 28, 2017
  • Feb. 11 and 25
  • March 11 and 25
  • April 8 and 22
  • May 6

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The NRC is busy at work making our community a cleaner and greener place to live. View the group in action.

The Committee meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the Second Floor Conference Room at City Hall, 109 James St. To view agendas and meeting minutes, visit our website Agenda Center.

Board members    

 Jay Womack, Chairman  Dan Ludwig
 Bill Doeckel  Adam McMillen
 Carrie Carter  Jeanine McMillen
 Tom Dickinson  John Frankenthal

Connect with the NRC
Looking for more information about the Natural Resources Committee or how to get involved with this dedicated group of residents? Email Jay Womack or visit Geneva NRC on Facebook.