Based on true events, The Little Creek that Could tells a remarkable and inspiring story of how a severely damaged stream was brought back to life.
A young teacher, whose love for rivers goes back to his childhood, sadly finds that a stream close to his new school is polluted and lifeless.
But after meeting an older gentleman who had lived nearby for many years, he hears about how beautiful the creek once was.
Teachers and students then embark on an amazing journey to make the creek healthy again. Young and old alike will enjoy this hopeful tale about how nature can heal itself, if only we give it a chance!
The Little Creek That Could is a children’s book. But it is much, much more. It is an “oral history” about one man’s lifetime commitment to bringing a degraded urban stream back to life.
The book is inspired by the true story of how Mark Angelo, as a young teacher, led the charge alongside students, teachers, and community members to restore Guichon Creek, a small urban creek in the city of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, demonstrating to readers how the power of one can impact change.