CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — EcoFest, the popular Earth Day celebration in Cedar Rapids, has had its share of lovely spring weather. This year was not one of them, but in spite of temperatures just above freezing and biting winds, crowds came out on Saturday, April 22, to NewBo City Market, 1100 Third St. SE, where […]
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EcoFest to celebrate Earth Day in Cedar ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The 2023 EcoFest celebration coincides with Earth Day this year, on Saturday, April 22. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., nearly 50 businesses, nonprofits and other organizations are set to showcase their environmental efforts with interactive displays outside of NewBo City Market, 1100 Third Ave. SE. Good Neighbor Iowa, the Indian […]
Free Iowa City garden forum to focus on ...
The final Second Sunday Garden Forum of 2023 in Iowa City will highlight recycling and other ways to take action to reduce our environmental footprint. See photos from EcoFest in Cedar Rapids Read more about the event from Project GREEN: IOWA CITY — Project GREEN and the Iowa City Public Library will offer a Second […]
Rime ice vs. hoarfrost in Iowa
Freezing fog painted a pretty picture in Iowa this morning, but also created icy roads that, tragically, likely contributed to a deadly pileup on Interstate 80 near Iowa City. Fog is forecast again for Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, in Iowa, so take care on the roads. Meteorologists refer to the coating of white on leaves […]
Prepare to “fall back” as Daylight Savin
Iowans have been able to enjoy pleasant weather, even as the calendar turned to November, but one sure signal of the approaching winter is the end of Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. Be sure to “fall back” and set your clocks back one hour before you go to […]
Photos: EcoFest 2022
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — EcoFest, the popular Earth Day celebration in Cedar Rapids, made a comeback on April 23, 2022, after a two-year hiatus. After cancelling in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and going virtual in 2021, EcoFest returned to NewBo City Market, 1100 Third St. SE. High winds offered a challenge, but storms […]
EcoFest set to return to NewBo City Mark...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — After cancelling in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and going virtual in 2021, the popular Earth Day celebration known as EcoFest is scheduled to return on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The event will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NewBo City Market, 1100 Third St. SE. See photos of […]
Cedar Rapids City Council to consider re...
UPDATE : March 8, 2022 — Despite an objection from a resident who pointed out the agenda item was inaccurately worded — giving the impression that Cargill paid $32,800 for the land rather than $83,200 — the City Council voted to approve the reimbursement to the Iowa DNR as part of the consent agenda. The […]
Impaired Iowa creek changes course to be...
Farmers Creek in Eastern Iowa has become a candidate for delisting from the state’s impaired waters list and has been recognized as a water quality success story by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Jackson County creek was placed on the impaired list in 2000 after fish kills in 1997 and 1998 caused by livestock […]
Nature’s gardeners: Celebrating National
They’re not everyone’s favorite, as the ubiquitous squirrel wreaks havoc on birdfeeders, electrical cables and more, but Iowans and the country as a whole can celebrate their benefits during National Squirrel Appreciation Day on Jan. 21. The holiday began in 2001, at the suggestion of wildlife rehabilitation specialist Christy Hargrove “to encourage kind attitudes towards […]