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Kayaking, Rafting & More in the L.A. River? One L.A. City Councilmember Wants it to Happen

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In 2008, a group of river activists kayaked the 51-mile L.A. River in three days to prove it was navigable | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist

Now with the L.A. River defined as a navigable, there's a movement afloat to make it usable for residents. Today L.A. City Councilmember Ed Reyes, who leads the city's river committee on the river and spearheaded the river revitalization master plan, introduced a motion to establish a boating program.

“This motion brings people closer to experiencing the L.A. River--a living, breathing ecosystem of water, plant and animals--through kayaking and other non-motorized boating activities,” Reyes said. “The motion further brings communities together and creates access to the River for locals, especially those who travel long distances just to recreate in water.”