You're probably more likely to see a floating body than waterfowl in the Los Angeles River. But things are improving.
The federal government declared it a “traditional navigable waterway” in 2010 and L.A. River Expeditions will take you for a boat trip this summer. The improvements haven't stopped an artist from making a little light of our favorite liquid jungle, though:
The art comes courtesy of guerrilla installers Calder Greenwood and “Wild Life”, which have done their share of tongue-in-cheek projects in the mean streets of L.A. (See Greenwood's paper-mache surfer in the river here).
This delightful little duckie can be found near the Los Feliz Golf Course (at least while it lasts).
The awesome pics came to us courtesy of photographer Stephen Zeigler.
A passing cyclist observed the installation this week and said, “The world's a better place for it.”