Earth Day Festival a success

Drew Pellett at display. (Driftless Multimedia photos by Roz Weis)

Over 700 people attended the 2024 Earth Day Festival April 20 at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds. The festival was a free open-house event featuring free snacks and coffee, tree and seed giveaways, electric vehicle showings, educational presentations, earth-friendly activities and informational tables hosted by nearly 50 local organizations.

The goal of the Earth Day Festival is to bring together our community annually to find sustainable ways to care for our natural resources, reduce pressure on our landfill, and contribute to the health of Winneshiek County.

The event was organized by Winneshiek County Conservation, Winneshiek Energy District, Winneshiek County ISU Extension & Outreach, the Oneota Community Food Co-op, and Luther College Environmental Studies with support from the Winneshiek County Sanitary Landfill and Winneshiek County Recycling Center.

Learn more about event host Winneshiek County Conservation at and Winneshiek County Waste Reduction at

More photos in the April 24 Public Opinion Newspaper.

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