Nature At The Confluence

Mission of Nature At The Confluence

Nature At The Confluence will inspire the love of nature, and cultivate environmental understanding and stewardship.

And to accomplish this mission we will:

  • Strengthen people’s connection with nature through programs and activities that bring the great outdoors to families, schools, and neighbors.
  • Restore the land at the confluence and through that process reconnect people to the land.
  • Work with community partners to have a larger community impact.

And through our efforts we will have the following impact on our communities:

  • Environmental stewardship action will increase, leading to a healthier planet.
  • Youth, adults and families will receive the mental and physical benefits from time spent outdoors.
  • Families will be strengthened through shared experiences in nature.
  • Resident sense-of-place will increase through involvement in their local natural areas.

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. 

Nature At The Confluence, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Our Board

Lena Verkuilen – President
Andre De Kok – Vice President
Therese Oldenburg – Treasurer
Carl Lange – Secretary
Rob Clark
Deb McCann
Dianne Morrison

Our Staff

Julie Uram, Executive Director

Learn more about our Staff here