This Aug. 12, 2011 photo shows Ranger Tim Pera, left, with the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority, helps other kayakers over a rocky area during a kayaking trip along the Los ... more 
This Aug. 12, 2011 photo shows Ranger Tim Pera, left, with the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority, helps other kayakers over a rocky area 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 5:46 PM EDT