Tag Archives: John Dean Provincial Park

SUMMIT TREE TOPPING CONTINUES FOR YYJ

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/john_dean/  “Please note: Regular maintenance will be taking place adjacent to the Nav Canada radar site through August and September. The work will involve the topping of a number of trees to the west and north of the radar dome in order to maintain communications critical to airport navigational safety. If you have any questions […]

THE WEST BLOCK ADDITION – 1989

A FRIENDS LEGACY – Twenty five years ago the Friends of John Dean Park achieved the sixth and most recent addition to John Dean Provincial Park, Alec Road to Dean Park. The 66.9 acre West Block addition was the upper/eastern portion of a 132 acre Crown Grant that Jacob Hunter Todd received on February 1, […]

ESTABLISHING A SUITABLE TRAIL SYSTEM, 1987-90

By 1987, the parks clean-up was well underway. On January 9, 1987, the founder and president of the Friends, Edo Nyland met with the BC Parks Zone Supervisor; Parks Planner; Resource Technician & Surveyor; and the Visitor Services Representative. They toured the old-growth valley, out the West Viewpoint, along the Surveyors’ Trail and up the […]

VOLUNTEER ELDERS – 7 years plus

Friends Executive Service / Park Volunteer These consistent and amazing volunteers – are the precious few – who have maintained the “Friends” and supported this provincial park since 1984. Updated for October 2020 Name Period (years) Impression Elizabeth Nyland 1984 – 1999 (15) Founder Edo Nyland 10 May 84: elected President 30 Oct 96: elected […]

TRAIL BUILDERS, 1987-90

These amazing volunteers constructed the great John Dean Park loop trail. If I’ve accidently omitted/misspelled someone, please let me know; updated – summer 2019. By February 8, 1988, the volunteer trail crew had become too large for one project. The main 31 person troop split into three teams. The Alec Road Crew was led by […]

FRIENDS OF JOHN DEAN PARK SOCIETY

Newsletters & Circulars – updated for spring 2020 Anyone interested in the parks post-1980 history, will find the newsletters most fascinating. They contain a wealth of information – previous park issues, history and nature articles; they truly explore the fundamental accomplishments and mission of the Friends. For public access, in 2009, the Friends donated their correspondence […]

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