Photo from GeoCraigThe transformation of the L.A. River from a scary cement wasteland into a body of water with wildlife and vegetation is very exciting.
Luckily for me, some of the most extensive changes have happened right here in the Los Feliz portion of the river.
KCET, our local public television station's website says, "Whether commuting to work on the river bike paths, fly fishing in the Glendale Narrows, enjoying a peaceful walk along the historic bridges, or even kayaking down the navigable waterbed, here, the Los Angeles River plays an integral role for outdoor activities.
What's that you said? KAYAKING?
Photos from Amazing Earth's
Yep. With the help of these two guys, Dave Lumian and George Wolfe, and a whole bunch of other committed Angelenos, the river is now considered by the EPA a navigable waterway.
Starting in July, you can sign up for a guided kayak tour of the LA River.
Seems like the perfect antidote for a tourist strung out on It's a Small World and Third Street Promenade performers.