This Aug. 12, 2011 photo shows Ranger Tim Pera, with the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority, paddles past some snowy egrets, center right, during a kayaking trip along the Los ... more 
This Aug. 12, 2011 photo shows Ranger Tim Pera, with the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority, paddles past some snowy egrets, center right, during a kayaking trip along the Los Angeles River. For the first time ever a six week pilot program sponsored by the LA Conservation Corps will allow about 280 people to kayak one of the few stretches that actually look like a river in the Sepulveda basin. The effort was a decade in the making and required half a dozen local and federal agencies to sign off on the project. (AP Photo/Noaki Schwartz) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Noaki Schwartz
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 5:45 PM EDT