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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 […]

Photos: EcoFest 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS – More than 2,000 visitors took a shuttle to the top of Mount Trashmore to see views of the city during EcoFest. 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 […]

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 […]

Photo gallery: EcoFest 2016

Photo gallery: EcoFest 2016

Pollinators have been a worthy focus of habitat restoration efforts, one of the themes at this year’s EcoFest in the New Bohemia area of Cedar Rapids. Members of Monarchs in Eastern Iowa, along with numerous willing young volunteers, made milkweed seed balls during the event, which will be used by RAGBRAI riders to spread across […]