Mayor Garcia and Councilman Andrews to Lead Tree Planting at Jenni Rivera Park

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Mayor Robert Garcia and 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews

Mayor Robert Garcia and 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews

Mayor Robert Garcia will join Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews at Jenni Rivera Park this Saturday, May 7, at 10:00 am to plant 20 trees in the singer’s memory and in honor of her legacy. The event is open to all and volunteers are needed to help plant the trees.

The park, located at 2001 Walnut Av, is one stop along the “Trail of Infinite Hope,” a walking loop that connects several area parks and honors the diverse cultures of Long Beach, and the tree planting is one of the first events on the Trail. It was planned for this weekend in honor of Mother’s Day.

Jenni Rivera, a Long Beach native, was an international musical superstar before her tragic death in 2012, and was survived by five children.

“It’s always great to be able to plant more trees and add more green space to our city,’ said Mayor Garcia. “It’s especially gratifying to do so in honor of one of our city’s most beloved daughters and her family.”

“I am really excited to kick off the Trail of Infinite Hope with this tree planting in honor of Jennie Rivera and Mother’s Day,” said Councilman Andrews. “It is a great way to start the connection of the trail to the community that it celebrates”.

Jenni Rivera Park was opened last summer, and the Trail of Infinite Hope was initiated in December.

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