Geneva NRC Hosts Open House on Making Fox River a National Water Trail

Geneva NRC Hosts Open House on Making Fox River a National Water Trail

The City of Geneva Natural Resources Committee is inviting the community to a June 7 open house regarding regional efforts to secure a national water trail designation for the Fox River.

Local water enthusiasts have been working closely with the Fox River Ecosystem Partnership to pursue a National Park Service Waterway Trail designation for all 200 miles of the river in Wisconsin and Illinois. The National Water Trails System is a network of water trails the public can explore and enjoy.

The Geneva open house will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at City Hall Council Chambers, 109 James St. Kane County Executive Planner Karen Miller will give a presentation about her involvement, along with the Partnership and other water organizations, regarding the progress accomplished to date and future endeavors to secure the national designation.

Geneva residents also can learn how to become involved in the effort by charting portions of the Fox River to collect access site, dam and segment data that could be highlighted on maps and other documents. The National Water Trails System serves to bring existing and newly identified water ways together into one cohesive national network.

For more information regarding the open house, contact Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jay Womack at 630-299-9945 or by email at People can learn more about Geneva’s Natural Resources Committee by visiting the city’s website at or “Geneva NRC” on Facebook.

More information about the Fox River trail initiative can be found at

SOURCE: city of Geneva

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Located 40 miles west of Chicago along the Fox River, Geneva is home to 21,495 residents and serves as the seat of Kane County government. Geneva’s character is found in its historic architecture, adaptive re-use of historic buildings, mature landscapes and open space with more than 700 acres of park land. With festivals and events year-round, Geneva is a place to connect with others for shopping, dining or browsing art galleries. Home to excellent schools, library and parks, Geneva continues to be one of the premier cities in the Chicago area to live, work, play and raise a family. For the latest news, visit the city’s website at