More than 1,000 kayak down L.A. River in summer program

The Los Angeles Conservation Corps celebrated the second season of its “Paddle the L.A. River” program this week with a kayaking trip led by its executive director and a local assemblyman.

More than 1,000 people made the 1.5-mile trip along the river this summer, a spokesman for the group said, and organizers are hoping to expand the program next year.

“For every person who sees the river and experiences it, we create something positive,” said Bruce Saito, executive director of the Conservation Corps.

Saito was joined for a ride Thursday by state Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles), who vowed to help increase the length of the river open for kayaking.


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