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Wapsipinicon Cleanup Underway

ANAMOSA, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) A favorite spot in Jones County is getting some much needed attention after sustaining heavy storm damage earlier this summer.

Wapsipinicon State Park near Anamosa saw more than $75,000 in damage from flooding and high winds in June and early July, with water from those storms actually leaving more than 100 tons of sand throughout the park.

But on Sunday, more than 20 volunteers pitched in to help move the park closer to reopening.

"The community is coming together to do this free of charge to help the park get it done, volunteer, Shannon Appleby said. We don't have to pay to be out here so we're just doing the work to clean it up ourselves."

"Getting all that sand moved is a big help, Park Manager, Dennis Murphy said. All I have is a small tractor and a small dump loader to move materials and with the professional help, it made a big difference."

Murphy says he hopes to have all of Wapsipinicon open by August 16th.
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