A plaque honouring Janet Wright, 1940-2012, avid naturalist, hiker, and photographer, has been installed in Minnekhada Regional Park by Janet’s family and The Nature Trust of BC. The plaque is located on a post, in a sunny south facing spot overlooking the Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area. To visit the plaque, park in the Minnekhada Lodge parking lot. Take the Fern Trail until it deadends, then turn right to Addington Lookout. At the Nature Trust BC sign bear right and head downhill along the path towards the marsh. About 3/4s of the way down, just above the dyke, you will find Janet's memorial plaque to the left of the trail close to a large fir. Alternate route to the plaque: Walk through the yellow gate at the intersection where the road to Minnekhada Lodge meets Oliver Drive. You will then be on a flat path south of the park boundary (a continuation of Oliver Drive), which eventually turns left along the dike. At the end of the path, search in the bushes/trees straight ahead for some stone steps and a path leading up the hill; you will find the plaque a short distance up the path, on your right. Unfortunately, there are no parking spaces near the intersection of Oliver Drive and the road to Minnekhada Lodge.
Jane J. Srivastava