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Los Angeles River

Two conventioneers from a recent National Park Service conference look out upon the Los Angeles River near Los Feliz Boulevard. (Christopher Reynolds / LAT)
A great egret lounges in the Los Angeles River’s bed near a cat scribed by a graffiti practitioner. (Christopher Reynolds / LAT)
The Los Angeles River is routed through concrete channel for all of its 51-mile length, but some stretches, like this path near Glendale, have natural river bottom and vegetation. (Christopher Reynolds / LAT)
Ducks like these are among the most plentiful bird species on the Los Angeles River. (Christopher Reynolds / LAT)
Near Los Feliz Boulevard, the Los Angeles river’s setting combines natural vegetarian, feeding birds, graffiti, equestrian paths and a bicycle bridge. (Christopher Reynolds / LAT)
Having come from wilderness posts and park-related jobs throughout the U.S., about 30 conventioneers at a recent National Park Service conference in Los Angeles chose to spend an afternoon learning about how public and private groups are collaborating to upgrade the Los Angeles River. (Christopher Reynolds / LAT)
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