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Posted on: May 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Geneva NRC Hosting Open House Regarding Wisconsin-Illinois Fox River Trail Initiative

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The City of Geneva Natural Resources Committee is inviting the community to an open house in June 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 or on Facebook.

More information about the Fox River trail initiative can be found on the Fox River Ecosystem Partnership's website.
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