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The original 2008 LA River Expedition and its aftermath are now featured in a new documentary all about the Los Angeles River — Rock the Boat: Saving America's Wildest River. View the trailer of this award-winning new film...

2013

L.A. River advocates wait for watershed Army Corps study

"L.A. Confluential" (Aug. 2013) Sunset magazine

CBSCBS This Morning w/ Charlie Rose

cnnCNN

Los Angeles Times

Also, Los Angeles Times / Glendale Narrows kayak trip
(3-min. video + photo gallery)

Mountains Recreation & Conservation AuthorityMountains Recreation & Conservation Authority / LA River Pilot Recreation Zone, Summer 2013

with Glendale Narrows map

Sierra ClubSierra Club magazine

Wired MagazineWIRED magazine

Link TVLink TV / Earth Focus (12-min. segment)

rock the boat Rock the Boat: Saving America's Wildest River


2012

LARivX Press Release: LA RIVER ACTIVIST RECEIVES ‘RIVER HEROES’ AWARD — May 2012

Delta "Paddling the LA River" — Feb. 2012

rock the boat

Press Release: “ROCK THE BOAT: SAVING AMERICA'S WILDEST RIVER” WINS PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD AT WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL — Jan. 31, 2012

2011

NPRA New Destination For Kayakers: The L.A. River? — Sept. 20

Yes, a River Runs Through It: Kayaking the Forgotten Waterway of Los Angeles — Sept. 16

BBCCanoeing to reclaim LA's lost river — Aug. 26

New York Times"L.A. River Tries On New Role, as Waterway" — Aug. 25

cnn"Long-neglected L.A. River now open to paddlers" — Aug. 20

KPCC River rambles encourage Angelenos to spread the word about the Los Angeles River and George Wolfe rocks the boat on the LA River — Sept. 6

American RiversLA River (Re-)Discovered — Sept. 8

LA Times article "Launching a new vision for the L.A. River" — Aug. 9

"Paddle the L.A. River" pilot boating program > kickoff — Aug. 8

License issued for Paddle the L.A. River pilot program — July

tonight show Cameo on Jay Leno's show re: Carmageddon gag on alternative commuting (e.g., kayaking). — July

epa EPA's new Urban Waterways initiative — June

rock the boatRock the Boat, a one-hour documentary covering the "2008 L.A. River Expedition" and other water-related topics, nears completion. View their trailer and donate generously so they can complete their work, get it out there, and raise consciousness about the L.A. River's plight and the world's impending water crisis.

HuffPost Interview with L.A. River Activists Who Made History (and a Movie) — June

Army Corps - Environmental AssessmentEnvironmental Assessment / Public Comments re: proposed pilot boating program. — June

(American Airlines) — May

LARivX River Warrior Award to L.A. River Expeditions — Jan.

"Concrete Improvements in L.A. River" — Jan.

2010

LARivX Green Paddle Award for L.A. River Expeditions — Nov. 2010

Navigating the Los Angeles River - Aug 18, 2010

Rafting theWild L.A. River - Aug. 11, 2010 [video]

City of LALA City Councilmember Ed Reyes' motion for a pilot boating program — Aug.

A journey of discovery on the L.A. River - Aug. 1, 2010[video, article & photos]

L.A. River Rafting - Aug, 2010

A River Really Runs Through It - July 31, 2010
EPA's Determination on the LA River (.pdf) - July 2010
Los Angeles Times A gamble on the river pays off - July 16, 2010
Environmental Protection Agency EPA's Announcement about the L.A. River (video) - July 8, 2010
New York Times EPA Declares L.A. River 'Navigable' - July 2010
KPCC EPA navigates... - July 2010
American Rivers EPA Reaffirms LA River Protections! - July 2010
San Francisco Chronicle L.A. River gains Clean Water Act protections
San Diego Union-Tribune L.A. River granted status that offers protections L.A. River... - July 2010
NPR L.A. River - July 2010
KCET "Departures" series re: L.A. River  
TopNews (Britain) - LA River - July 2010
India Times (India) - LA River - July 2010 L.A. River Declared Navigable by Feds - July 2010Tipton recaps L.A. River Expedition saga - July 2010 July, 2010
LA River items — July, 2010
Outside Magazine — July, 2010

President Obama's Great Outdoors initiative — April, 2010

2009

Exploring the used, abused and often surreal L.A. River New York Times A River Runs Under It - July 15, 2009
Men's Journal Activist with a Paddle - June 2009
Plenty magazine / MMN; Kayaking the LA River
Army Corps finds Conan O’Brien river humor unfunny
KCET "Departures" - Los Feliz to Elysian Valley
Non-navigable River Blues - Feb, 2009

2008

Los Angeles Times Advocacy group challenges suspension of kayaker - Fall
Aquafornia article on Heather Wylie - Fall

LARivX LA River Expedition 2008 Report - Sept., 2008 (.pdf; 45mb)
EPA letter to Army Corps re: LA River jurisdiction change
- Aug 17, 2008
Joe Linton's Blog, covering the Expedition
Day #1 > Kayaking the LA River - July 25
Day #2 > Kayaking the LA River - July 26
Day #3 > Kayaking the LA River - July 27KPCC Patt Morrison show - July 25, 2008 {broken}
LA Daily News - LA River Expedition - Photo Gallery
LA Weekly - L.A. River Really Floats Their Boats - Tibby Rothman
Los Angeles CityBeat - Action of the Week: L.A. River Expedition {broken}
KTLA Kayaking the L.A. River - by Eric Spillman
Journey Down the LA River
Living on Earth: Redefining Rivers {broken}
Seattle PI - When kayaks are outlawed, only outlaws will have kayaks
Nature magazine - Navigable Shavigable: Wait, there is a river in L.A.?
Sierra Club Radio - LA River Expedition
Los Angeles Times Kayakers to paddle length of L.A. River this weekend
KCRW Navigating the Law and the L.A. River — June 12
Los Angeles Times Is the L.A. River up a creek? - Deborah Schoch - June 1Rep. Henry Waxman's letter to the EPA - April 10, 2008
Army Corps' memo: Traditional Navigable Waterways - March 20, 2008

2007
LARivX YouTube - George's L.A. River Commute

Canoe and Kayak
May 2009
download pdf (2.2 mb)

Men's Journal
June 2009
download pdf (1.2 mb)
Plenty
Dec/Jan 2009
download pdf (4.1 mb)
Waterkeeper
Fall 2008
download pdf (1.5 mb)
LA Times
June 1st, 2008
download pdf (4.4 mb)
LA Times Op-Ed
by Heather Wylie
download pdf (2.9 mb)
 
LA Times
Making a Point
download pdf
 
   
 
   

   

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October 4, 2012

Rock the Boat: Saving America’s Wildest River

October 4th is the LA premiere of this hip, upbeat, fantastic eco-doc film that uses as its hook the 2008 LA River Expedition, but goes on to speak about the larger issues of our local and worldly water resource management — sure to be one of the most troubling subjects of the 21st century. Check out: http://www.rocktheboatfilm.com/

July 8, 2010

July 8th, 2010 – EPA Makes Historic Announcement

EPA declares LA River a TNW

EPA declares LA River a TNW

U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson today announced the Agency’s decision that will ensure more effective protection under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for the Los Angeles River and for those who use the river for boating, fishing, and other recreational and commercial opportunities.

April 16, 2010

April 16th, 2010 – America’s Great Outdoors

Obama announces a presidential initiative aimed at a new era of conservation — a call that he says hasn’t been issued since Teddy Roosevelt’s administration.  In particular the program is aimed at urban areas, and also emphasizes youth.

Presidential Initiative

Presidential Initiative

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