Roberta Benefiel

Roberta Frampton Benefiel lives in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, NL, Canada.  She Co-founded and is the “Riverkeeper” since 2005, for Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc. (GRK), a member of the international organization Waterkeeper Alliance based in New York. She also volunteers on the Standing Committee of a grassroots citizen’s organization called Labrador Land Protectors. (LLP); is a long term member of and on the steering committee of a federal ENGO, The Canadian environmental assessment and planning caucus; is on the steering committee of the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network (NLEN);  was a founding member and remains on the steering committee of the North American Megadams Resistance Alliance in the US; and has recently joined and is a member of the advisory committee of  Wa Ni Ska Tan, where she is involved in helping with the creation of a database of relevant documents on various issues to help dam fighters world-wide in their battle against governments and proponents of large dams. While she continues to volunteer for many diverse community projects, she is dedicated to the protection of the Grand (a.k.a. Churchill) river in Labrador, and also works to bring awareness about the fate of the remaining wild rivers throughout Canada and globally where politicians, proponents and misguided environmental groups claim MEGA-HYDROELECTRICITY is the answer to climate change.