The Grand River is the largest, longest, most historic and ecologically diverse river in Labrador. In 2003/04 Wild Canada.net identified it as the ninth most endangered river in Canada. It flows for 530 miles from its headwaters on the Labrador/Québec border in the west until it empties into the Labrador Sea. The river flows through a deep glacial gorge that provides habitat for rich communities of boreal flora and fauna.
Before founding the Grand Riverkeeper organization in Labrador, Canada, Roberta was a member of the Friends of Grand River/Mishta Shipu, involved in hydro and forestry issues and the plight of Grand River. She graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Mt. Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Roberta has also been self-employed in the construction industry in her home town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
410 North West River Road
Box 569, Station B
Happy Valley Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador A0P 1E0