Take a look at this fantastic article, How Kayaking Saved the Los Angeles River, written by Hayden Coplen, detailing the plight of opening the Los Angeles River for public use. The article will interest our WPNetwork members as it touches on how the Clean Water Rule and Army Corps of Engineers policies helped shape this story.
“The L.A. River is an enigma, sitting in plain view, but hardly touched. It is a post-apocalyptic aquatic freeway, a greenish tributary slicing through the city’s sprawl, a nature area hopelessly juxtaposed with the urban.”
WPNetwork members will recognize a familiar name in the article: our very own Heather Wylie, a long-time supporter of the WPNetwork, who has been actively fighting the Corps since 2008.
Here is just a snippet of Heather’s story to give our readers a taste: