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

Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Calling all photographers! Here’s your chance to meet. learn. share. Cameras At The Confluence: Photographer Meetup “Exploring Landscapes” Tues., October 24th , 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Trisha Peters owner of Peters Portrait Art will[...]
Oct 25 @ 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 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
All Hallow’s Eve Fire Gathering Gather Round the community fire for Storytelling Open Mic with perhaps a few scary stories from Beloit College students, Drum Circle, Carved Pumpkin Contest, and Free S’mores! The South Beloit[...]
Oct 31 @ 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.Come and find out how you can take your Photoshop skills to the[...]
Nov 1 @ 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[...]
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Dutch Oven Cooking is a unique and fun way to prepare delicious meals and desserts for your family and friends. Come see how easy it is to prepare crowd-pleasing meals around the campfire and at[...]
Nov 7 @ 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.Come and find out how you can take your Photoshop skills to the[...]
Nov 8 @ 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[...]

Latest News

A Sunday Stone Skipping Experience

Stone Skipping  By Katherine Spicer, Beloit College intern at Nature At The Confluence | Posted 10-13-17 After planting for the Prairie Planting Party, my friend and I walked over to nearby Turtle Creek. I stood at the edge of the water, appreciating my escape from...

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