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Cemetery cleanup effort planned

California state fire crews are planning a cleanup effort for the Pioneer Cemetery on West Broad Street in Nevada City, Fire Chief Sam Goodspeed announced Monday.

To ensure the historical gravestones are not damaged, city officials are looking for cemetery enthusiasts who would be willing to delicately clear brush from areas directly surrounding the gravestones, City Manager Mark Miller said.

In the past, Boy Scout and church groups have periodically maintained the Pioneer Cemetery, City Clerk Cathy Wilcox-Barnes said. But now the burial site has become overgrown with the invasive, highly flammable weed Scotch broom.

The date for the cleanup has not been set yet, Miller said, but interested volunteers are encouraged to call City Hall at 265-2496.

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