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Martin Keeley fonds

  • CA DMA CR-37
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1998

Fonds consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as founder/director of the Point Roberts Heron Preservation Committe, member of the Fraser for Life Communications Society, executive director of the Friends of Boundary Bay, and executive member of the Boundary Bay Conservation Committee. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials include Corporation of Delta reports, court case documents, transfer of lease agreements, other reports, notes, correspondence (both to and from), letters, emails, newsletters, publications, studies, proposals, brochures, notices, membership information, financial information, meeting minutes, questionnaires, application forms, workshop brochures, newspaper articles and other various materials that Martin Keeley or others may have thought pertained to a research interest or their organizations. The newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Audiovisual media materials include VHS, videocassettes for a camera recorder, cassette tapes and reel-to-reel format audio. Photograph materials include photograph negatives, prints, transparencies and contact sheets. The material spans many different topics, such as administrative records, local development, airport development, golf course development, wildlife and wildlife protection, environmental concerns and impacts for the region, local areas of concern (Boundary Bay and Point Roberts), as well as photographs of events relating to, attended by or hosted by the various organizations.

The fonds has been arranged into the following sous fonds/series/sub-series:

  1. Friends of Boundary Bay sous fonds
    1.1 Envrionmental Reserach Topics series
    1.2 Other Environmental Organizations series
    1.2.1 Boundary Bay Conservation committee sub-series
    1.2.2 Fraser Wetlands Commitee (FWC) sub-series
    1.2.3 Delta Naturalists Society (DNS) sub-series
    1.2.4 B.C. Great Blue Heron Society (BCGBHS) sub-series
    1.2.5 Burns Bog Conservation Society (BBCS) sub-series
    1.2.6 The Nature Trust of British Columbia sub-series
    1.3 Friends of Boundary Bay Administrative Records series
    1.4 Friends of Boundary Bay Photograph series
    1.5 Friends of Boundary Bay Audiovisual Media series
  2. Fraser for Life sous fonds
    2.1 Fraser for Life Photograph series
    2.2 Fraser for Life Administrative Records series
  3. Point Roberts Heron Perservation Committee sous fonds
    3.1 Point Roberts Heron Perservation Committee Photograph series
    3.2 Point Roberts Heron Preservation Committee Administrative Records series

Keeley, Martin

Corporation of Delta

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials contains Corporation of Delta Bylaw’s #4780 to 4788 as well as a copy of the Municipal Council minutes for May 10, 1991, forms, questionnaires and other reports, that the Friends of Boundary Bay and Martin Keeley were interested in, had researched and photocopied and/or received copies of documents. In total there are 3 folders in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Burns Bog

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials include reports and articles that the Friends of Boundary Bay and Martin Keeley were interested in, had researched and photocopied and/or received copies of documents. In total there are 3 folders in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Biosphere

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials include reports and pamphlets that the Friends of Boundary Bay and Martin Keeley were interested in, had researched and photocopied and/or received copies of documents. In total there are 2 folders in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Greenhouse

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials includes correspondence and an article that the Friends of Boundary Bay and Martin Keeley were interested in, had researched and photocopied and/or received copies of documents. In total there are 2 folders in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Hazardous Waste

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials contains documents such as reports, studies, correspondence and notes regarding the development of a cement plant that the compiler obviously believed to be a bad idea. The person that compiled these documents on this subject placed them all in a separate binder labeled “The Cement Plant – File-O-Scams,” speaking to the idea that they did not support its development. These reflect what the Friends of Boundary Bay and Martin Keeley were interested in, had researched and photocopied and/or received copies of documents. In total there are 4 folders in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Other Environmental Organizations

Series consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington. Martin Keeley participated and/or supported the six organizations included in this series. The materials correspond to Martin Keeley's time with the Friends of Boundary Bay.

Textual materials include correspondence, letters, minutes, notices, bulletins, financials, studies, research, court cases, newsletters, and brochures from six different environmental organizations. The organizations include the Boundary Bay Conservation Committee (BBCC), the Fraser Wetlands Committee (FWC), the Delta Naturalists Society (DNS), the B.C. Great Blue Heron Society, the Burns Bog Conservation Society (BBCS), and the Nature Trust of British Columbia.

The series has been arranged into the following sub-series and files:

  1. Other Environmental Organizations series
    1.1 Boundary Bay Conservation Committee (BBCC) sub-series
    1.1.1 BBCC Correspondence and Letters (to and from) file
    1.1.2 BBCC Minutes/Notices/Bulletins/Financials file
    1.1.3 BBCC Memberships/Policies/Financials file
    1.1.4 BBCC Research/Proposals/Studies file
    1.1.5 BBCC Court Case file
    1.2 Fraser Wetlands Committee (FWC) sub-series
    1.2.1 FWC Minutes file
    1.2.2 FWC Bulletins file
    1.3 Delta Naturalists Society (DNS) sub-series
    1.3.1 DNS Newsletters file
    1.4 B.C. Great Blue Heron Society (BCGBHS) sub-series
    1.4.1 BCGBHS Minutes/Financials file
    1.4.2 BCGBHS Correspondence file
    1.5 Burns Bog Conservation Society (BBCS) sub-series
    1.5.1 BBCS Minutes/Brochures file
    1.6 The Nature Trust of British Columbia sub-series
    1.6.1 NTBC Membership/Brochures/Correspondence file

Fraser Wetlands Committee Minutes

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington. Martin Keeley participated and/or supported the Fraser Wetlands Committee. The materials correspond to Martin Keeley's time with the Friends of Boundary Bay and their relationship to the Fraser Wetlands Committee.

Textual materials contains minutes regarding the creation of other environmental organizations such as the Friends of Boundary Bay and the Fraser Wetlands Committee. In total there is 1 folder in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

B.C. Great Blue Heron Society Correspondence

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington. Martin Keeley participated and/or supported the B.C. Great Blue Heron Society. The materials correspond to Martin Keeley's time with the Friends of Boundary Bay and their relationship to the B.C. Great Blue Heron Society.

Textual materials contains documents of correspondence mostly from Eric Giesbrecht, who was the Coordinator for the Surrey/White Rock Chapter of the BC Great Blue Heron Society or the other unit of the Point Roberts Heron Preservation Committee. In total there is 1 folder in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Burns Bog Conservation Society

Sub-series consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington. Martin Keeley participated and/or supported the Burns Bog Conservation Society. The materials correspond to Martin Keeley's time with the Friends of Boundary Bay and their relationship to the Burns Bog Conservation Society.

Textual materials include minutes, and brochures generated by the Burns Bog Conservation Society.

The sub-series has been arranged into the following files:

  1. Burns Bog Conservation Society sub-series
    1.1 Burns Bog Conservation Society Minutes/Brochures file

Friends of Boundary Bay Minutes/Notes/Memberships/Applications

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials contains material of interest for the FOBB and Martin Keeley, such as minutes, notes, membership lists (both for the FOBB or that the FOBB was part of), FOBB membership application forms, event application forms that the FOBB wanted to/attended, and meeting information for organizations that the FOBB belong to. Additionally, notes that Martin Keeley had jotted down are included, and information packages for university courses in environmental studies. There are 4 folders in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Friends of Boundary Bay Correspondence and Letters (to and from)

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials contains letters, memos, cc’d/bcc’d emails, emails, thank you cards anddocuments brought to the attention of Martin Keeley or other members of the Friends of Boundary Bay. Materials reflect correspondence both to and from persons at the Friends of Boundary Bay. There are 6 folders in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Friends of Boundary Bay Conferences and Workshops

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials contains brochures, pamphlets, registration and take home guides for conferences and workshops attended by the FOBB. The conferences and workshops were regarding environmental topics such as environmental education, Green Zone priorities, Georgia basin, trans-boundary wetlands, and climate change. There is 1 folder in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Friends of Boundary Bay Interpretive Programs and Education Workshops

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials contains information regarding the FOBB run interpretive programs and education workshops. Specific material includes locations of conducted programs, some promotional materials for programs, some press releases for the programs and brochures for other workshops attended. There is 1 folder in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Friends of Boundary Bay Newsletters/Brochures

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials contains brochures for FOBB Interpretive Programs for 1991-1992, event brochures and the organizations brochure. File also contains British Columbia Wetlands Network News newsletters for 1994 and 1996, and Boundary Bay News for 1990-1997 (with a lot of gaps). There are 6 folders in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Friends of Boundary Bay Press Clippings

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials contain newspaper clippings and press clippings regarding the activities of the Friends of Boundary Bay and of Martin Keeley. There are 4 folders in this file. Any other newspaper articles (focused on topics other than the activities of the Friends of Boundary Bay) have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

[Group Photo With Martin Keeley]

Colour photograph consisting of a group of people, two men and three women, standing with Martin Keeley (far left). They appear to be at a lookout point, may be in Point Roberts. The photograph may be in relation to the Friends of Boundary Bay, the Point Roberts Heron Preservation Committee or the Fraser for Life.

Point Roberts Parade

Consists of black and white and colour photographs of the 1989 July 4th parade in Point Roberts, Washington. The Point Roberts Heron Preservation Committee truck float, driven by Martin Keeley, can be seen in most of the photographs. Other photographs show Claudette Upton, Linda George and Harold Gent, walking and holding the great blue heron interpretive programs prop, while Kim Hunter walked with some children and is holding a child. Additionally, Paul Boeth can be see riding his motorcycle behind the truck float. There is an article that details these events in The Heron News for Summer 1989.
The following have been scanned:
2010-29-48
2010-29-49

[Point Roberts Aerial Transparency]

The transparency show Lily Point, the Point Roberts marina, the border crossing and agricultural land. The transparency was shot on February 28, 1989. The transparency may have been shot or used by Martin Keeley with the Friends of Boundary Bay.

[Point Roberts Aerial Negative]

The negative shows Lily Point, the Point Roberts marina, the border crossing and agricultural land. The date for the negative is unknown. The photographs may have been shot or used by Martin Keeley with the Friends of Boundary Bay.

[Walking Bridge]

Black and white negative of an unknown walking bridge. Someone from the Friends of Boundary Bay, the Point Roberts Heron Preservation Committee or the Fraser for Life may have taken the photograph. The location of the photograph is unknown but may be in Europe, it is most likely not from Delta.

Point Roberts Logging

Cassette tape is of a back and forth discussion by an environmentalist (possibly Martin Keeley) vs. a logging developer’s father who is speaking on behalf of his son who could not make it to the meeting. The environmentalist is pushing for better rights around development and logging, specifically in Point Roberts or Delta. He is also seeking rightful cause in logging the suggested area. The developer’s father is sidestepping questions and not responding well to any accusations about his son’s company. The person in question may be from the Toigo family but there is no certainty.
Volunteer notes have been included in with the cassette tape.
Cassette may have been used by Martin Keeley or other members of the Friends of Boundary Bay, the Point Roberts Heron Preservation Committee, the Boundary Bay Conservation Committee or the Fraser for Life.

[Interpretive Programs Costumes]

Photograph consists of three Fraser for Life Interpretive Program costumes. The three costumes look like they represent birds on the wetlands and were used for children to becomes engaged in the program. The date range is an estimate and the creator of the photograph is unknown. This is a black and white 5x7 photograph.

[Dead Fish]

Photograph consists of a dead fish on the shore of a beach. The fish has its mouth and eye open. The photograph is black and white and is 5x7 format. The Fraser for Life may have used the photograph.

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