For decades, the Watts Towers, Simon Rodia's landmark creation in South Los Angeles, has been a visual delight to everyone who has visited there. On Saturday, a team of UCLA volunteers — students, staff, alumni and community members — helped bring natural beauty to the site.

About 54 volunteers helped lay down soil to prepare the ground so that other volunteers can plant new trees, flower and shrubs to the garden that's expanding around the site.

The project was organized by the UCLA Volunteer Center and the Alumni Scholars Club. As a reward, the Bruins were given a guided tour of the site so they could learn more about the history and significance of the 17 towers constructed by Rodia.