Category Archives: Park Stewardship

Pronunciation and Definition

ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ (Clay will nook) ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ is the traditional name for Mount Newton ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ means Place of Refuge/Escape/Healing ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ is best pronounced as Clay will nook 1921-1936 DEAN PARK 1936-1957 JOHN DEAN PARK 1957-2019 JOHN DEAN PROVINCIAL PARK 2019-current ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/JOHN DEAN PROVINCIAL PARK  

The Mt. Rainier Sign, 25 Aug 20

L/JDP 100 – We’re now experiencing the 100th anniversary of ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Provincial Park. The scope of this anniversary ranges between 2018 and 2021. 100 Years ago today, John Dean created a sign for those visiting the summit… Mt. Rainier >>> 150 miles away, 14,408 Ft. High A century later, the trail signs throughout the park shine… […]

RETIREMENT OF PO2 JARRETT TEAGUE

Subject: RETIREMENT OF PO2 JARRETT TEAGUE, SUPP TECH   R 052048Z AUG 20 FM NFSP ESQUIMALT BT UNCLAS CSUP 023 SUBJ: RETIREMENT OF PO2 JARRETT TEAGUE, SUPP TECH ON 12 SEP 20, AFTER 28 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED SERVICE, PO2 JARRETT TEAGUE WILL  RETIRE FROM THE CAF. IN 1992, AGE 17, JARRETT FIRST ENROLLED INTO […]

Paving the Parking Lot

May 4-5, 2020, the 1938 parking lot and upper road at L/JDP was prepped and paved. Many thanks to the Friends of John Dean Park Society and BC Parks (through the Parks Enhancement Fund) for partnering to fund this project. Well done! Next year this grand-old park turns 100. More info: http://bcparks.ca/partnerships/pef.html https://www.friendsofjohndeanpark.org/index.php/home-page/news-events

Fire Smart FX Assessment at L/JDP – 2019-20

BC Parks has hired a firm to assess some key areas in L/JDP for fuel load and hazards, and to write a fuel management prescription. They started their field work on 23 Sep 19, and have flagged much of the northeast and eastern boundaries of the proposed treatment areas, plus along the road and surrounding […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

LÁU,WELNEW Provincial Park (John Dean)

Traditional Name Addition The official name change will be from John Dean to ȽÁU,WELNEW/John Dean. ȽÁU,WELNEW (Place of Refuge/Escape) is best pronounced as: Tlay will nook In 2019, John Dean Provincial Park will receive an additional name and/or an amendment to its name, the options are: ȽÁU,WELNEW/John Dean Park (Jarrett’s wish); ȽÁU,WELNEW – John Dean Park; ȽÁU,WELNEW (John […]

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 […]

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