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 its successful Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser 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 Days
The Committee has scheduled 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 windmill. Tools, water and snacks will be provided, but volunteers should bring gloves and wear appropriate clothing and boots.