Grand Riverkeeper Labrador


Roberta Benefiel
[email protected]
(709) 896-4164



The Grand River is the largest, longest, most historic and ecologically diverse river in Labrador. In 2003/04 Wild 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