Proud Part of Nature at the Confluence

Proud Part of Nature at the Confluence

By summer 2017, South Beloit, Ill. will be home to an environmental learning center and Mid-States Concrete Industries is proud to provide locally sourced building materials for the project.

Nature at the Confluence Environmental Learning Center, located at 306 Dickop St., will be a 2,250-square-foot center featuring a large meeting room, staff office space and restrooms.

Both Angus-Young Associates and Ayres Associates will work on the Nature at the Confluence Environmental Learning Center and Campus project.  Mid-States Concrete Industries, located about one mile from the site, will provide roughly 3,600 square feet of wall panels for the Center.

According to its website, 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.  Partners in this initiative include Beloit 2020, the city of South Beloit, the city of Beloit, Be Active Outdoors and other community groups and organizations.

The campus will be a destination, nature-based, public open space dedicated to making City Center’s historic confluence of the Rock River and Turtle Creek a place of gathering, exploration, recreation, learning and inspiration for people of all ages and abilities, according to its website.

Phase I of the project includes the Learning Center, Learning Garden and Outdoor Courtyard/Classroom, Multi-use Lawn and Rain Garden Infiltration Exhibit, according to the Nature at the Confluence Executive Summary.

“This is quite an opportunity to connect our two great states,” said Hagen Harker, President of Mid-States Concrete Industries, at the groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 3.  “When communities come together, great things can happen.”

~ Information from Nature at the Confluence

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