Welcome to Nature at The Confluence!

Nature At The Confluence is an initiative to transform the area of land where Turtle Creek meets the Rock River into a community space that celebrates the natural and historical  signifigance of the land. It opened June 17, 2017 after years of planning and fundraising by Beloit 2020. This project was fully funded by donations by Beloit 2020 members and was gifted to the City of South Beloit for everyone to enjoy.

Planting Seeds of Renewal

Nature At The Confluence is a story of renewal. The property that the campus sits on has been neglected and misused for nearly 100 years, but is being brought back to life. This project will beckon people to come explore its beauty once again. It is also a site of historical significance. Located halfway along the newly designated national Rock River Trail, this land has been used and explored by humans for more than 13,000 years. Ancient hunters, native American mound-builders, French fur traders and today’s river explorers have all traversed the waters and lands of this area. This history of the space along the banks of the Turtle Creek and Rock River make the Confluence an appropriate site to tell a very important story about urban ecology and renewal.

Upcoming Events and Programs

Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 9am-11am. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on[...]
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Fall Equinox Celebration: “Gifts from the Earth” Thursday, September 21, 6:30-8:00pm | Free Event! “Do you remember the 21st night of September?” is a line from a song called “September” by a band called “Earth,[...]
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence
  Come get wet and have fun discovering more about our local streams! Free Program: Family Fun Freshwater Biology Nature At The Confluence Stream Team programs empower citizens to be part of restoring and protecting[...]
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
We are excited to announce that Nature At The Confluence is partnering with Sand Bluff Bird Observatory to host grant writing parties for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers at Nature At The Confluence! Writing[...]
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 9am-11am. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on[...]
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Interested in learning new Photoshop skills? Cindy Vondran, award winning Fine Art Photographer, will be offering Photoshop Workshops at Nature At The Confluence. The first gathering is FREE and will offer an opportunity for Cindy[...]
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 9am-11am. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on[...]
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Nature At The Confluence
This is a very popular trip! Sign up now! REGISTER NOW This six mile guided paddle, which traces the route fur traders used back in the day when the Rock River acted like a Commerce[...]

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