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!
Upcoming Events and Programs
Nature At The Confluence is celebrating our official opening for the summer by helping kids and their families discover and learn about nature with a free Nature Exploration Pack for kids ages 4-7. These packs are made possible through a donation by the Judith H....read more
Nature At The Confluence's Kelly Creek Cleanup and Trail Initiative received a boost with a recent $250 grant from ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Grant program. We have been working for 3 years to clean up garbage and clear trails along Kelly Creek, a natural...read more
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