Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 25 May 2012, KCET
Part of Confluence, a KCET Departures series telling the multitude of stories along the Los Angeles River.
|Kayaking the L.A. River|
Angelenos got a rare treat last year when over a hundred participants legally kayaked a 3-mile portion of the Los Angeles River. After the seven-week pilot program--which sold out in a matter of hours--proved successful, many were left wondering, what's next? The 52-mile waterway snakes past many L.A. neighborhoods, but the question of its public use and access for kayaking, canoeing and other recreational activities, continues to be unclear. Could this successful trial run mean more recreational boating down the river? It seems we found the answer.
With summer just around the corner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have re-emerged with a request for public comment on this year's proposed boating program due this Friday, May 25 at 5 p.m. [read more]