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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 […]

Photos: EcoFest 2019

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 […]

Rebirth of an environmental movement in ...

HIAWATHA – A “green” coalition that sparked EcoFest, a popular Earth Day celebration, is being revitalized to face watershed and water quality concerns, climate change, infill development and other environmental issues. Thirty representatives of environmental groups, students, businesses and county and city staff met last week at Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center in Hiawatha for the […]