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How to Paddle the Los Angeles River

Starting in July, a new program might allow kayak trips along the L.A. River. But it needs public support to make it happen. Here's how you can help.

We were among the voices that cheered last year as the Federal Environmental Protection Agency overruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and declared the whole Los Angeles River navigable and protected by the Clean Water Act. But according to environmentalists, that was only half the battle. "The Clean Water Act was about protecting the water and the watershed, but it didn’t address the issue of public access to the river," says George Wolfe.

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