Author Archives: Jarrett Teague

West Viewpoint Trailhead 2021

Great news for everyone; access improvement and trail upgrades are underway. The 1995 staircase infrastructure will be removed (June 2021) and replaced with a new 15% trailhead that will serve as an accessible and sustainable trailhead route. Over the past two years, BC Parks staff and experienced trail volunteers have located the most appropriate trail […]

JOHN DEAN’S 1921 DECISION

The Creation of a Flagship Provincial Park In 1921, John Dean protected his amazing untouched property by creating Dean Park (80 acres). At this time, the slopes of ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/Mount Newton had not been logged or touched by mankind. There were no highways, airport or ferries and the nearby population was very small. The ecosystem of […]

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Smith Mitchell, 28 Jul 47 – 6 Nov 20 https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/18885816/Andrew-Smith-MITCHELL Andrew Mitchell Obituary (2020) – The Times Colonist (legacy.com)   Andrew has been visiting the park since the mid-80s. I first met Andrew in September 2002, shortly after he retired from the Forest Service. Within a few years he became a regular walker on […]

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

QUARRY PARK REVIVED – 2020 Update

The Park is now invasive free Stewardship Fervour | 5yr Strategy (2017-2021)   In North Saanich, an ecosystem revival has occurred at Quarry Park (4th year in-progress). We started spring 2017. So far over 115 induvial people have volunteered 482hrs over 12 events.   On September 25, 2017, I wrote, “I’m big on Quarry Park! […]

March 2020, The closure of parks

COVID-19 (text copied from BC Parks Public Notice, 23 Mar 20) Due to larger than average crowds and concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 to the local community, the Park will be closed until further notice. 1. The closure of ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Provincial Park to all recreational uses until further notice starting March 23, […]

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 […]

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