Selected Community Events
A River Gathering
Rock Valley College Stenstrom Center (Headquarters)
4151 Samuelson Rd., Rockford, IL 61109
The Four Rivers Environmental Coalition and Rock Valley College are hosting a three-day festival to celebrate the ecological, recreational, cultural and aesthetic value of the rivers in our region and to offer ways in which people can work to preserve them as resources and places of inspiration.
Learn about, explore and celebrate the wetlands, rivers, trails and woods and all that make their homes in northwestern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Here is your chance to visit some of the Midwest's highest quality and culturally significant rivers and surrounding habitat. Join your neighbors and visitors, bring your back packs and be ready for three full days of guided tours, hands-on workshops, wonderful people, distinctive art and music, and beautiful rivers.
Opening night reception with keynote speaker, author Brian Doyle, will be at Cliffbreakers Resort. Rock Valley College Stenstrom Center will be River Gathering headquarters for presentations and exhibitor/vendor booths, and workshops. Field trips, clinics, demonstrations and performances held at various sites on the Rock, Kishwaukee, Sugar and Pecatonica Rivers. This event is family-friendly and children's entertainment and activities will be geared for children age 4+. Only $25 to register. A River Gathering schedule and registration now available at http://www.fourriver.org/
Admission: $25 to register, $5 each for Outdoor Field Sessions (Register by June 7, must be reigstered to attend Field Sessions)
Phone: (815) 877-6100