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 | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land.  We invite you to […]

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Jul 06, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday Nature Friends- July 8

Friday Nature Friends- July 8

Free

Join us on Fridays for story and activity time under our cottonwood tree. Recommended for children ages 4-7, this series will introduce our local plant and animal friends and help […]

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Jul 08, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday Trailblazing

Tuesday Trailblazing

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours […]

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Jul 12, 2022 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land.  We invite you to […]

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Jul 13, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cameras At The Confluence- July 14

Cameras At The Confluence- July 14

$5.00

Join us during golden hour for a guided photography tour of Nature At The Confluence. Our staff and local photographers will be available to answer questions and offer guidance as […]

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Jul 14, 2022 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday Nature Friends- July 15

Friday Nature Friends- July 15

Free

Join us on Fridays for story and activity time under our cottonwood tree. Recommended for children ages 4-7, this series will introduce our local plant and animal friends and help […]

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Jul 15, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Peace Pole Class with ArtbyKarla

Peace Pole Class with ArtbyKarla

Learn how to make this beautiful and personalized Peace Pole. ArtbyKarla will show you how. All supplies are included in the cost of the class except for the sealer which […]

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Jul 17, 2022 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday Trailblazing

Tuesday Trailblazing

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours […]

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Jul 19, 2022 2:00 pm - 6:00 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

Environmental Grant received from Illinois American Water

Environmental Grant received from Illinois American Water

Nature at the Confluence is pleased to announce that we have received a $1,000 Illinois American Water’s 2022 Environmental Grant to purchase an EnviroScape Model to strengthen our watershed-focused educational programming for K-12 students, scouts, adults and...

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