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KEEP has launched their Visual Field Guides for the Environment of Newfoundland and Labrador. These field guides have been distributed in English and French to schools throughout the province. A big thank you to Vale for funding this project.These beautiful, colourful laminated field guides are available from the Kelligrews Ecological Enhancement Program for $20/ set of 5 guides. They are a great gift or souvenir for all nature lovers! They are great for anyone who enjoys hiking, camping or just sitting in the backyard watching and learning about the wonders of nature unfolding around you.Order yours by emailing or phone Pauline at 709-834-8508. KEEP will deliver to the Northeast Avalon area, or mail (postage extra) elsewhere.


is based at Kelligrews, in beautiful Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada. 

We are a volunteer group of citizens who are concerned for the ecological protection, conservation and enhancement of the flora and fauna of Farrell's Grove,  Kelligrews Pond and River, Gully Pond and River, and Kelligrews wetlands, forests and beaches. 

ENJOY FEEDING THE DUCKS? KEEP is now selling duck food for a dollar a bag at three locations; Dough By's Bakery, Mandy's Convenience and JMD Variety. This duck food is great, nutritious food for the ducks and makes for an enjoyable experience in the great outdoors. The ducks at Kelligrews Pond and Gully Pond love it!

KEEP is pleased to announce the release of a new publication, A Collection of Visual Field Guides for the Environment of Newfoundland and Labrador. These "Field Guides" provide young students with visuals and practical information to identify common flora and fauna near and on rivers, streams, coastlines and wetlands in our province. Pauline Pawson, chair of KEEP's Education Committee noted, "This has been a two year project for our volunteer committee. We hope that our young learners will use these guides as an educational tool and enhance their appreciation of and respect for all those things that live and grow in and around their school and community."

KEEP would like to acknowledge its appreciation of the financial support from VALE. The launch of this field guide is the result of many hours of volunteer service by KEEP's Education Committee members Karen Morris, Hope Bennett, Lee Ann Simmonds, Pauline Pawson and Phoebe Metcalfe.

News From Research on the Kelligrews River

Check out the study done in the summer of 2009 by Phoebe Metcalfe for all the details.

Click on 'News' and read all about it!

Now Available!

Educational FIELD TRIP ACTIVITIES have been prepared for students of grades 1 to 4.  Teachers can obtain a copy via email to or   or visit our facebook page at and look under 'files.' These activities are based on provincial Science curriculum outcomes and are ready to print.  KEEP would appreciate any feedback and suggestions from educators.  

Enjoy the beautiful outdoor classroom!

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The Neil "Che" Tilley Environmental Education Center 

Located on Pond Road in Kelligrews, this outdoor classroom overlooks the pond, and is on the Kelligrews Trail.  KEEP is looking forward to using this great facility in its educational endeavors in Conception Bay South. 


To book the outdoor classroom for your group, please call 834-4915 or email


On January 26, 2008 KEEP and the Town of Conception Bay South lost an outstanding citizen. Neil Tilley, founder and 2007-2008 vice-chair of KEEP passed away following a courageous battle with cancer. Members of the Kelligrews Ecological Enhancement Program take inspiration from Neil's passionate concern for the environment as we work towards making his dreams become a reality in our community.

Click on 'News' to read a tribute to Neil, presented in the House of Commons in Ottawa by our federal member, Fabian Manning.

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KEEP members were delighted to see the Kelligrews Pond Project become a reality during the fall of 2007.  The Town of Conception Bay South and ACOA has been very supportive of our project, which now includes a beautiful board walk, trail, rest area and an outdoor classroom.

K.E.E.P, through the Eco-Action Program, Environment Canada has completed a

Watershed Management Plan / Consultation

for the Kelligrews and Lower Gully Rivers

Click on NEWS at the left to learn more. 

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