Miracle at Willowcreek

Miracle at Willowcreek

Miracle of Willowcreek is based on my experiences fighting another development proposal on the Pitt Polder.  In the novel, the main character, Tess, and her friends take a courageous stand against developers in order to save a small flock of Sandhill cranes. When Tess and her friends encounter a wonderful bird woman named Clara, adventure and a struggle to protect the cranes quickly coincide.

In 1996, the Pitt Polder Preservation Society was formed in response to a proposal by Swan-e-set Bay Resort to change a municipal bylaw that would have set a dangerous precedent allowing for the rapid urbanization of a sensitive wetland area.

After a lengthy battle, the Polder Society won a critical legal decision that stopped the development.  The Swan-e-set development proposal had divided the community, but it had also forged lasting friendships.

For a detailed history of the Swan-e-set development versus the Pitt Polder Preservation Society, log onto Pitt Polder Preservation Society.


Wilma Robinson, the real life bird woman, holds a crane chick.

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