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

Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence
This program has been recheduled due to lack of registration. New date August 26, 12-2pm. “Good” plant or “Bad” plant? Let’s dig in and find out! Join the adult Stream Team and spend a morning learning[...]
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Introducing our new Nature Kids program. Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! A program that offers free play time at our Discovery Stops featuring[...]
Jul 26 @ 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[...]
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
South Beloit Public Library is offering their story time at Nature At The Confluence this week featuring bats! Continuing their theme of counting down the decades until the South Beloit Centennial, we will be looking at the[...]
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Confluence Learning Center
Come Have Some Summer Adventures! South Beloit Library offers youth a chance to have some outdoor summer adventure at Nature At The Confluence! Book club, crafts, and activities for those going into grades 5-8. No[...]
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
We’re lucky to have beautiful waterways to enjoy in our area and we want everyone to safely enjoy them! Learn how to be better prepared and stay safe on the water in this free program.[...]
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Computer Programming I & II Computer Programming I Class: Introduction to SCRATCH programming Animate your name, Hide and Seek, Dance, Pong, Race Game, virtual pet, Slither Good introduction to coding. Recommended for incoming 6th graders[...]
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Introducing our new Nature Kids program. Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! A program that offers free play time at our Discovery Stops featuring[...]

Latest News

Solar Eclipse Celebration at Nature At The Confluence

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Because no other country will get to see this total eclipse, it’s being nicknamed “The All-American Eclipse.” The last time...

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What Good are Rain Barrels?

Keeping lawns green and cultivating healthy gardens requires lots of water. The EPA estimates that about 40% of residential water use in the United States is for lawn and garden watering. Not only is this practice unsustainable, it is also expensive. Of course, one...

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