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Kiwanis One Day
Saturday April 6th, 2013

The North Star House in Grass Valley , CA

Each year, Kiwanis Clubs around the world join in for a day of service. This year The Gold Country Kiwanis Club helped with The North Star House here in Grass Valley, California. The North Star House, built in 1905, was designed by the renowned California architect Julia Morgan. It was constructed as the residence of A.D. Foote, chief engineer of the North Star Mine from 1895 to 1913. The North Star House Residence was significant within the context of the development of Grass Valley's mining history.  Decades of neglect contributed to the deteriorated state of the house, but a gradual, constant effort by collaborating forces within the community are returning this gem to its former glory.

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Nevada Union and Bear River Key Clubs had a work day at the North Star House. Nevada Union High School Key Club worked on the Scotch Broom Challenge with Joan Drummond from the Fire Safe Council. And Jeff Carrow, Bear River Key Club Advisor worked with the club to build rock walls, distribute chips and clean up for the opening of Nevada County Growers Market April 13.

Nevada Union High School Key Club pulls another load of Scotch Broom at North Star House. This was the Fire Safe Council's Scotch Broom Challenge. Pictured are Al Shafer, Gold Country Kiwanis President and Shannon Scott, Nevada Union High School Key Club President.

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Kiwanis Oned Day - NSH 02

Nevada Union High School Key Club at the North Star House. The Key Club and Kiwanis worked with the Fire Safe Council for the Scotch Broom Challenge.

Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) is a highly aggressive and highly flammable non-native invasive weed species. The Scotch Broom Challenge is to physically remove the plant.

Bear River High School Key Club building a rock wall at the North Star House. Kiwanis One Day,  where all of the Key Clubs worked at the North Star House.

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