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Friends of the Los Angeles River

Paddle Into History in the First Los Angles River Boat Race

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Still can't imagine a race in the L.A. River that doesn't involve cars, motorcycles and a film crew? Too strange to be true? Here is more about the race from George Wolfe, the founder and president of L.A. River Expeditions, the event organizer.

The LA River at a Crossroads

Jack Skelley | Posted 03.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

The mayor and all top California elected officials, plus 10,000 petition-signers, are pushing Alternative 20. It alone has the power to leverage the river the way cities such as San Luis Obispo or San Antonio do: as a central urban artery and park system, that is also a healthy ecosystem.

Celebrating Our Namesake River: We've Come a Long Way L.A.!

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Lisa Kaas Boyle

We've come a long way L.A. since 2006, when pioneering river enthusiasts were forced out of the water with their canoes by helicopter cops who warned it was against the law to recreate in the L.A. River.

WATCH: The LA River Welcomes You

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.21.2012 | Los Angeles

Did you know the LA river features bike paths, kayaking, equestrian communities and varied bird life? Even though it's concrete, the river is a natura...

WATCH: An Homage To The LA River

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles

For those Angelenos that still view the Los Angeles River as depressing, sewage-like infrastructure -- boy, do we have something for you. Videographer...

Rock the Boat: Interview With L.A. River Activists Who Made History and a Movie

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 08.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Rock the Boat is a documentary about a small band of environmental activists who decide to challenge the system and navigate the Los Angeles River,