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

“The Gingerbread Baby” Adventure for Kids

“The Gingerbread Baby” Adventure for Kids

$5.00

Join us for this fun tale of The Gingerbread Baby by our favorite illustrator Jan Brett. In this adorable story, a little boy named Mattie bakes a gingerbread baby who […]

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Feb 04, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Full Moon Mindfulness Walk

Full Moon Mindfulness Walk

$5.00

"Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being." - Rumi Rewild your senses as we watch the full moon rise […]

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Feb 05, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dance Your Heart Out

Dance Your Heart Out

Free – $7.00

Warm your heart and body with an evening celebrating love! Groove with the guidance of Line Dancing with Jen, or simply enjoy the music. You can also choose to take […]

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Feb 10, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Backyard Bird Count Hike

Great Backyard Bird Count Hike

$5.00

Join folks across the country participating in Audubon’s Great Backyard Bird Count! Come early at 7:30am to enjoy coffee and instructions on using bird identification apps, plus borrow binoculars and […]

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Feb 17, 2023 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Sunset Walkabouts

Sunset Walkabouts

End your day with a relaxing guided walk through our trails and witness the sunset on the Rock River. Leashed dogs are welcome to join in. There is no registration, […]

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Feb 21, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunset Walkabouts

Sunset Walkabouts

End your day with a relaxing guided walk through our trails and witness the sunset on the Rock River. Leashed dogs are welcome to join in. There is no registration, […]

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Feb 28, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunset Walkabouts

Sunset Walkabouts

End your day with a relaxing guided walk through our trails and witness the sunset on the Rock River. Leashed dogs are welcome to join in. There is no registration, […]

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Mar 07, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunset Walkabouts

Sunset Walkabouts

End your day with a relaxing guided walk through our trails and witness the sunset on the Rock River. Leashed dogs are welcome to join in. There is no registration, […]

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Mar 14, 2023 5:00 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

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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