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Groundbreaking for Louisa County Conservation Visitors’ Center

Posted: Sunday, June 12th, 2011 at 6:21 am
Author: Justin Rottger - KCII News

Residents, visitors, and travelers alike will soon have a place to learn about their area’s natural resources.  The Louisa County Conservation Board and Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation are teaming up to build the Louisa Interpretive Center at Langwood Education Center.  A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for tomorrow morning.  Julie Ohde is the Executive Director of the Louisa County Conservation Board.  She says the planned visitor center and outdoor exhibits are still a few years away, but by this fall a 40-acre farm field will be transformed into a public park with wetlands, a pond, entrance road, parking lot, and the start of a restored prairie.

She says the center will be a place for people to learn about the abundant natural resources where the Cedar, Iowa, and Mississippi Rivers meet.  The groundbreaking takes place at the site of the new center at Langwood Education Center at 10:30 tomorrow morning.