Category Archives: BC Parks Volunteer

Indifference; what is the value or worth?

BROOM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SUCCESSION | 2021-22 ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Provincial Park 2021 exceptionalism has made the park broom-free. The result is the way ahead for new volunteers has been eased (fresh starts). 11 of 11 broom zones are mint; End-2021 the broom zones were totally cleared; 55 hrs per year is required to maintain the achievement. […]

me-si’-ka Illahie

Today (2 Aug 21) on CBC’s the Early Edition, a panel discussed renaming British Columbia. Me-si’-ka Illahie (Our land) or Illahie Chuck (Land and Water)   An excerpt from the parks 100th book, John Dean 21: ILLAHIE TRANSLATES FROM CHINOOK AS COUNTRY, LAND, EARTH AND SOIL Today at Ƚ/JDP, the Chinook name Illahie is prominently […]

Forest Fuel Load Treatment

East Boundary, Oct-Nov 21 BC Forest Service Wild Fire Branch at ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Provincial Park – to reduce the fuel loads within the forest along the eastern boundary and along the entrance road, this October and November, the BC Forest Service Wild Fire Branch will undertake a Fuel Management Prescription. Fifteen areas along the park’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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: https://www.johndeanpark.com/the-west-block-addition-1989/   Trail Maintenance: https://www.johndeanpark.com/merrill-harrop-trail-2018-improvements/   ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean […]

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