Dozens of volunteers will converge today on the Langwood 4-H Reserve near Grandview in southeast Iowa’s Louisa County for what’s being called an “extreme makeover.” Detra Dettman is deputy director of the Louisa County Conservation Board and she’s organizing the makeover effort. Dettman says they’re bringing in a big group of people to get a lot of work done in a short period of time, work that would take several weeks or months for the staff alone. She says the volunteers will be working on some 20 projects simultaneously in seven areas of the park. They’re tackling several projects, including: replacing siding on the lodge, revamping the kitchen, painting restrooms, landscaping, upgrading trails and rebuilding an amphitheatre. Dettman says it’ll all be accomplished with help from a large group of volunteers from around the Louisa County area. The conservation board began managing the reserve in 1989 and purchased the area from the Iowa 4-H Foundation in 2000. Interested volunteers should call (319) 523-8381.
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