Author Archives: Jarrett Teague

Jarrett’s 30th at LAUWELNEW / John Dean Park

2019 celebrates Jarrett’s 45th birthday, 27 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces, and marks his 30th anniversary of volunteering at John Dean Park. Yes, during spring break 1989, Jarrett was 14½ when he first excavated the great stone steps along Bob Boyd’s Climb, and that summer he participated in building the Slektain Trail. […]

BROOM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SUCCESSION | 2019-20

ȽÁU,WELNEW PARK (John Dean) I’m very excited to report that the park is ivy, blackberry, Daphne, and broom free! 11 of 11 broom zones are mint; By Dec 18 (80hrs), the broom zones were totally cleared; 75hrs per year is required to maintain the achievement. All meadows are maintained at minus 18”/18mths growth; today, 2” […]

LÁU,WELNEW Provincial Park (John Dean)

Traditional Name Addition LÁU,WELNEW PROVINCIAL PARK (the recommendation was just the traditional name) In 2019, John Dean Provincial Park will receive an additional name and/or an amendment to its name, the options are: LÁU,WELNEW/John Dean Park (Jarrett’s wish); LÁU,WELNEW – John Dean Park; LÁU,WELNEW (John Dean) Park; LÁU,WELNEW Park (John Dean); or LÁU,WELNEW Park (the recommendation was just the […]

Merrill Harrop Trail 2018 Improvements

Sustainable trail improvements have been accomplished. For a particular project at John Dean Park (17-21 Dec 18, full days), I’ve never received so many compliments. Thank-you so much for your support and appreciation for this high-level trail stewardship. Anyone familiar with the Merrill Harrop Trailhead at Alec Road, knows the long exposed polished Douglas fir […]

2018-2021 Centennial Years

JOHN DEAN PARK 100 – We’re now experiencing the 100th anniversary of John Dean Provincial Park. The scope of this anniversary ranges between 2018 and 2021. 1918 was the year John Dean spent the most time at his cabin retreat, Illahie. It was the year he promised the Sidney Board of Trade a portion of […]

QUARRY PARK REVIVAL

Stewardship Fervour | 5yr Strategy – summer 2018 update By Jarrett Teague   The long-time anticipated Quarry Park revival has begun, and you are invited to participate . . .   Part 1:  QUARRY PARK Quarry Park is the most southern park in North Saanich, and when driving along East Saanich Road one can’t help […]

SLEKTAIN ŚKEM¸SET (TRAIL)

Surveyed summer 1988 – 30th Anniversary Spring and summer 1988 was the period where the Barret Montfort, Woodward, and Merrill Harrop Trails were considered built and open for the public. In March 1989, BC Parks installed new cedar air blasted signs for Barret Montfort (4), Woodward (2), and Merrill Harrop (1). Shortly afterwards, Edo Nyland […]

UNVEILING THREE NEW TRAILS – 30 years ago

Friends Picnic, May 21, 1988 By year four, the Friends of John Dean Park had many endeavours underway: –          Old garbage: removals from road, summit, and viewpoints; –          Fire pit in the picnic site: request for removal; –          Night Gate: request for installation; –          Parking lot kiosk and park map: request for installation; –          Radar […]

BROOM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SUCCESSION 2017-18

John Dean Provincial Park –          9 of 11 broom zones are mint; –          2 of 11 broom zones are controlled and require further attention; –          All meadows are maintained at less than 1.5yrs growth; and –          30min per zone is required to maintain the achievement.   Since 1991, Jarrett has been taking action: firstly removing […]

TIMELINE OF JOHN DEAN PARK

Mary Winspear Centre | 43 attended  | 25 Sep 17 Presented by Jarrett Teague PART OF: UVIC’s Peninsula Pursuits   Course description: John Dean Provincial Park has many fascinating aspects. In this session your speaker will share the secrets of: the Mount Newton/LAUWELNEW legends; the first peninsula survey of 1852; the 33 years John Dean […]

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