Connecting People With Nature
Nature At The Confluence is a new urban environmental center that opened in 2017. We invite you to stop in for a visit to discover nature right in the middle of an urban area! We’re located on property 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, learning gardens, pollinator gardens and we have programs throughout the year for all ages and interests! Visit our calendar to see all we have to offer and come see us soon!
Please note that our grounds are always open for you to enjoy, but many of our programs are cancelled at least through June due to COVID-19.
Upcoming Events and Programs
The photo above shows the confluence of Kelly Creek with the Rock River. In the distance you can see Boney Island with an active eagle nest with 2 eaglets in it. This photo was taken on the new "Rock River Birding Trail". May 15, 2020 - Illinois American Water has...read more
Time to polish off your gardening skills and show everyone your green thumb! Nature At The Confluence is holding the Stateline SunZilla Sunflower Growing Challenge as a way to have some fun together this summer trying to grow giant sunflowers! Sunflowers...read more
Time To Get Your Green Thumb On! Get ready to grow with us as we launch our “Victory Garden Initiative” to help people learn how to grow, then prepare their own food at home. Victory gardens emerged during World Wars I and II as a way to minimize...read more