L.A. River Opens to Paddlers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave approval to kayakers and canoeists to paddle down a 1.5 mile strip of the L.A. River that is deemed by the federal government safe enough for public recreation, reports Michael Martinez for CNN.

Paddlers will be allowed to travel down the 1.5-mile stretch for seven weekends in this month and September.

"Under the pilot program led by the nonprofit LA Conservation Corps, paddlers drift downstream for 2 ½ hours along the sycamore- and willow-tree-lined riverbanks. The guide-escorted trip evokes a veritable back-to-nature retreat in the middle of L.A.'s notorious sprawl."

Full Story: Long-neglected L.A. River now open to paddlers

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