The Kelligrews Ecological Enhancement Program (KEEP) was formed in 1999 as a non-profit, charitable, environmental, organization. The founding members were concerned about protecting, preserving and conserving the watersheds of the Lower Gully and Kelligrews Rivers.
KEEP has undertaken many projects over the years, including designing the Kelligrews Trail (now called Gateway Trail), which encompasses the two rivers and the coastline; developing a boardwalk, trestle mural and an outdoor classroom on Pond Road; conducting environmental studies such as the Watershed Management Study, and producing educational resources like the Visual Field Guides for The Environment of Newfoundland and Labrador, which were distributed to all schools in the province. Furthermore, KEEP hosted fifteen Kelligrews Railway Folk Festivals to provide the community with historical, cultural and environmental information, as well as music by local entertainers.
As a coastal community, Conception Bay South is intertwined with the aquatic ecosystems that flow through and around the community. KEEP has worked diligently to protect and conserve these ecosystems, while bringing attention to major threats facing freshwater habitat today.
If you are interested in participating in a KEEP initiative, joining the program, or donating, please contact email@example.com.