Natural Resources Committee

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

Fabyan Forest Preserve Work DayThe 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.

Photo Gallery

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, ChairmanSteve Matravers
Carrie CarterAdam McMillen
Tom DickinsonJeanine McMillen
Bill DoeckelStephanie O'Hara
John FrankenthalRachel Ratos
Kelvin LimbrickMel Rooney
Dan Ludwig 

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 connect with the NRC on Facebook.