Connecting People With Nature

Nature At The Confluence invites you to stop in for a visit to discover nature just steps from the city.  We’re located on about 80 acres surrounded by the Rock River, Turtle Creek and Kelly Creek, and you’ll find scenic beauty during every season. The campus offers a 5-acre prairie restoration, trails, learning gardens, pollinator gardens and programs are held throughout the year for all ages and interests! Visit our calendar to see all we have to offer and come see us soon!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday Work Day

Wednesday Work Day

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can. […]

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Nov 30, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Beloit Tree Lighting

South Beloit Tree Lighting

Join Us For A Beautiful Community Tradition! Ongoing Activities From 4:30 to 6:00pm – Bonfire and S'more Making – Unlimited Hot Cocoa (BYO mug!) – Luminary Nature Walk – Holiday […]

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Dec 02, 2022 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday Work Day

Wednesday Work Day

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can. […]

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Dec 07, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Drum Circle

Community Drum Circle

Free

Join us as we begin a community drumming group for all ages and abilities! Feel free to bring your own instrument, or borrow one of our noisemakers. This event will […]

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Dec 07, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winter Solstice Celebration

Winter Solstice Celebration

$5.00

Mark your calendars to celebrate the longest night of the year and the return of brighter days! Come anytime to enjoy live music, a stroll on our candlelit path, hot […]

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Dec 21, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Land Acknowledgement

Nature At The Confluence acknowledges that we occupy ancestral Ho-Chunk land, where their people lived at Ke-chunk-nee-shun-nuk-ra, or Turtle village, until an 1832 treaty forced them to cede this territory. For decades federal and state governments repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin and Illinois. Through our programs we seek to educate visitors about the Ho-Chunk’s legacy of resilience, and honor their ancestors that cherished this land. 

Latest News

Become a sustaining Friend Of The Confluence

Become a sustaining Friend Of The Confluence

For those who share our vision of restoring the natural beauty of the land and inspiring community connections at the confluence of Turtle Creek and Rock River, we invite you to support our efforts by joining Friends of The Confluence- our monthly donation club. Over...

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Grant to Beautify Kelly Creek Completed

Grant to Beautify Kelly Creek Completed

Kelly Creek is comprised of a natural spring that mingles with storm water before flowing into the Rock River. Buried underground 70 years ago to allow for development, the creek has been heavily impacted by discarded foundry sand, slag, concrete, tires and glass....

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