Author Archives: Jarrett Teague

ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Provincial Park (John Dean)

Traditional Name Addition ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Provincial Park (John Dean) In 2019, John Dean Provincial Park will receive an additional name and/or an amendment to its name, the options are: ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Park (Jarrett’s vote); ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ – John Dean Park; ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ (John Dean) Park (most likely); or ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Park (John Dean). The indigenous word ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ (pronounced Slay will nook) translates […]

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 […]

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 […]

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