Author Archives: Jarrett Teague

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 […]

THE GREATEST FRIEND

EDO NYLAND | 1927-2017 Our greatest Friend Edo, passed away on August 13, 2017, age 89½.   Edo and residents founded the Friends of John Dean Park on May 10, 1984. Between 1984 and 2001, Edo steered the Friends Society and physically volunteered throughout the park. Edo’s involvement at John Dean Park spanned 34 years: […]

RESPONSE FEB-MAR 2017

Repairs & Removals – 6-8 Feb 2017, the old-growth valley at John Dean Park received 16” of soft snow, which compacted to an 11” hard pack. During the evening of Wednesday, 8 Feb., a freezing rain added a huge weight and literally brought down hundreds of limbs, 65 smaller trees and one old growth Douglas fir. The […]

INVASIVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SUCCESSION

Grand and sacred John Dean Park – all Invasive Zones are properly monitored and actioned monthly to sustain the “invasive free” achievement. The primary threat species are: Broom Holly Daphne Himalayan blackberry Ivy   This author is seeking future volunteers who can emerge and extend the achievement forward. The ideal commitment is: 15min monthly per […]

2021 Centennial Project

1st Donated BC Park | Established: December 9, 1921 | 2021 Centennial Project To rapidly make available the 1998 “A Life and Park history”, a generous friend has just purchased 50 copies to gift to families with children. Contact Jarrett for your free copy. For easy pickup, we’re planning on leaving them at the Merrill […]

TRAIL SIGN EVOLUTION

A 25yr Signature Endeavor | 1991-2016 By Tyson Mazer Jarrett w/Amir (2mth) | May 2011 At John Dean Park in 1981, at the base of the Entrance Trail stood a beautiful classic sign “WATER”, which pointed southward towards the green hand pump. It was the parks only wood sign, which stayed in place until the picnic site […]

HIKING GREATER VICTORIA REGION

2016 Hiking Leaders: With up to 4,500 visitors touring the trails of John Dean Park each month, impacts on the park are considerable. Although you may not immediately see the effects of your actions, please keep in mind the cumulative effect of all the people who will visit the park this year.   Jarrett believes […]

SOUTH ENTRANCE TO JOHN DEAN PARK

Gail Wickens’ Trail – 11 Dec 1971  &  Haldon Park – 10 Jan 1980   ACCESS: From Saanichton, drive west along Mount Newton Crossroad; turn north on Thomson Road; and park near the top of the road. The Gail Wickens’ Trail heads up northward to Thomson Place, crosses the road, and heads up into Haldon […]

BROOM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

All of the meadows in John Dean Park are “broom free”. The park has 9 Broom Zones: 5 x Flagship Presentation zones 2 x Trail-side Viewpoint zones 2 x Special Place zones Noteworthy: few parks within the region have received such a long-time commitment towards the complete removal of broom.   Updated: Autumn 2017 – […]

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