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 significance 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
Adventures In Your Own Backyard programs kicks off the season at Nature At The Confluence You’ll discover plenty of ways to have new adventures and fun experiences with Nature At The Confluence’s “Adventures In Your Own Backyard” program series. This series draws on...read more
Curt Meine, narrator of film will be featured guest speaker Nature At The Confluence is pleased to screen the newly released film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time with special guest Curt Meine, director for conservation biology and history with...read more