EcoFest 2017


Party for the Planet!

 EcoFest is a family-friendly, educational outdoor festival hosted by the Straub Environmental Center in partnership with the City of Salem slated for June 17, 2017 at Riverfront Park.

EcoFest will feature:

  • a showcase of businesses offering earth-friendly products and services;
  • hands-on educational displays and activities provided by local non-profit organizations;
  • nature walks;
  • a “Green Energy Area” highlighting renewable energy and alternative-fueled cars;
  • a rock climbing wall and obstacle relay course for kids;
  • yoga classes;
  • music;
  • educational performances;
  • local food carts; and,
  • craft beers and wine! 

EcoFest has four goals:

  1. Educate our regional community about environmental stewardship;
  2. Showcase businesses that produce/offer eco-friendly goods and services;
  3. Raise funds for the Straub Environmental Center’s educational programs; and
  4. Create a celebration that will attract families and individuals from all walks of life.

If you have questions, please contact Kourtney Linebaugh, at 503-779-5227 or email her at:

Does your business or organization offer earth-friendly products or services? Sign up here!

We’d be delighted if your organization or business could participate in EcoFest! Click on the following to view applications for EcoFest 2017 (the application deadline has been extended to May 31):