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L.A. River Conservation Wins "Green Paddle" Award

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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
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River activist George Wolfe and his L.A. River Expeditions team have won the American Canoe Association's Green Paddle award for their "outstanding contribution to paddlesport by protecting America's waterways."

Wolfe is best known to LAist readers for his gutsy travels down the L.A. river to advocate for Clean Water Act protections for our currently-neglected-but-could-be-great waterway.