Tree-Planting to Honor Cesar Chavez

The Los Angeles Conservation Corps and about 200 youth volunteers will plant trees Saturday along the newly designated Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in an effort to beautify the area and educate the public about the late farm-labor leader.

The planting will begin at 8 a.m. at Mednick Avenue and move west along Chavez Avenue to McDonnell Avenue. Organizers plan to plant 25 to 30 trees on both sides of the street. They will also pick up trash.

A reception for the volunteers will follow at the Eastside Boys and Girls Club, 325 N. McDonnell Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Chavez's niece, Maria Elena Chavez, and other members of the United Farm Workers of America will speak.

The City Council and County Board of Supervisors renamed Brooklyn Avenue, Macy Street and a portion of Sunset Boulevard in honor of Chavez this year.

Chavez died April 23, 1993, at age 61.

Information: (213) 526-1460.

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