Reflections on the Water http://kplu.org en Growing an octopus' garden: Ken Kirkby helps bring back the kelp http://kplu.org/post/growing-octopus-garden-ken-kirkby-helps-bring-back-kelp-0 <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-951032.mp3</p><p>Human activity has taken a heavy toll on the Salish Sea. And efforts are underway across the region to restore depleted stocks of everything from salmon to eelgrass.</p><p>This week, as part of our series “Reflections on the Water,” KPLU environment reporter Liam Moriarty visits a project in the little town of Bowser, British Columbia. He sits on a beach with Ken Kirkby, who heads an innovative community nonprofit that’s been restoring a crucial type of habitat : underwater forests of bull kelp.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://salishreflections.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/ken-kirkby-kelp-forest/">Read More...</a></p><p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 16:07:22 +0000 Liam Moriarty 736 at http://kplu.org Growing an octopus' garden: Ken Kirkby helps bring back the kelp Living on island time: Gabriola Islander Sheila Malcolmson http://kplu.org/post/living-island-time-gabriola-islander-sheila-malcolmson <P>There are more than a thousand islands in the Salish Sea. Some of them are home to good-sized towns, others are inhabited only by wildlife. Either way, the island experience is one of the signatures of this region.</P> <P>This week in our series “<A href="http://salishreflections.wordpress.com/">Reflections on the Water</A>,” KPLU environment reporter Liam Moriarty takes a ferry to Gabriola Island, in British Columbia, population about 4,000. He talks with Sheila Malcolmson about the joys and challenges of island living. Wed, 17 Nov 2010 13:11:38 +0000 Liam Moriarty 156 at http://kplu.org Living on island time: Gabriola Islander Sheila Malcolmson