Author Archives: Jarrett Teague

QUARRY PARK REVIVAL – 2019

3 of 5 years & on schedule Stewardship Fervour | 5yr Strategy (2017-2021) In North Saanich, an ecosystem revival is occurring at Quarry Park (3rd year in-progress). You are invited to participate! We started spring 2017, so far over 115 induvial people have volunteered 485hrs.   In an effort to find volunteers, on September 25, […]

L/JDP, WEST BLOCK AT 30

A FRIENDS LEGACY – Thirty years ago on August 10, 1989, the Friends of John Dean Park achieved the sixth and most recent addition to ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Park. This west-side land addition spanned from Alec Road to the west line of John Dean’s property.   The Addition: http://www.johndeanpark.com/the-west-block-addition-1989/   Trail Maintenance: http://www.johndeanpark.com/merrill-harrop-trail-2018-improvements/   ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean […]

EXPONENTIAL STEWARDSHIP

The priorities of 35 and 25 years ago   At Lillian Hoffar Park which fronts on the western side of Tsehum Harbour, recently 14 people met for a three hour ivy pull. This Stage 1 removal brought back memories of the initial ivy removal at Illahie during the late 1990s. Mid-morning, I moved over to […]

BC Parks Facebook Post 17 Jun 19

June 21 is/was National Indigenous Peoples Day To reflect historical and cultural significance, John Dean Provincial Park was renamed LAUWELNEW/John Dean Park (pronounced Tlay-will-nook), which translates to “place of refuge” in the language of the WSANEC people. Amazing 2min video (posted 17 Jun 19)  https://www.facebook.com/pg/YourBCParks/posts/  

ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Witnessing Ceremony

Dual Name Event, June 3, 2019 A celebration of the renaming of ȽÁU,WELṈEW/John Dean Park Welcome/EWÁ E NE EN SḰEL, ḰEL “Jarrett, you are on the list of honoured guests so I hope you are there!” – Adam Olsen The BC Legislature approved Bill 16 – 2019 on May 2nd and 14th, 2019, which added […]

Royal Assent, ȽÁU,WELNEW/John Dean Park

May 14, 2019, at 17:05:10, BC’s Bill 16 – 2019, received Legislative approval.   May 16, 2019, BC’s Bill 16 – 2019, received Royal Assent.   ȽÁU,WELNEW is best pronounced as Tlay will nook; the traditional name has been added, nothing has been lost.   Here’s the link and mapping to watch the third reading of […]

ȽÁU,WELNEW, an additive process

ȽÁU,WELNEW is best pronounced as Tlay will nook   MLA Adam Olsen (Green), May 15, 2019, “This is an additive process, not a reductive one. The name ȽÁU,WELNEW will be added to John Dean Provincial Park so it will now be known as ȽÁU,WELNEW/John Dean Provincial Park.” May 16, 2019, Bill 16 – 2019 received Royal […]

ȽÁU,WELNEW/JOHN DEAN PARK

Bill 16 – 2019 changes the name of John Dean Park. In 1921, John Dean saved this intact property by creating a provincial park. Mr. Dean saved his property from loggers, and inspired future land additions to the park. Today, this provincial park encompasses the summit of Mount Newton/ȽÁU,WELNEW. First Reading of Bill 16 – […]

Jarrett’s 30th at ȽÁU,WELNEW/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” […]

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