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.
August 24, 2011, 2pm PDT | Kristopher Fortin
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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."

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Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in CNN
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