Category Archives: BC Parks Volunteer

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,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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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