CEDAR RAPIDS – The weather could not have been more picture-perfect for this year’s EcoFest, on Saturday, April 20.
Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures greeted throngs of visitors who attended the free festival in and around NewBo City Market, the Cherry Building and CSPS Hall, along Third Street SE.
The annual event, in honor of Earth Day on April 22, featured educational displays, guest speakers, a book sale, raptor programs, solar energy vendors, art projects, free rides to view Cedar Rapids from the top of Mount Trashmore and more.
With an elevation of 948 feet, the man-made peak is the highest point in Linn County, offering stunning views of downtown Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas.
Originally a quarry, the site became a landfill that closed in 2006, but temporarily reopened after the floods of 2008 to take in flood debris.
See photos from last year’s EcoFest and more from the 2019 festival, below: