Friends of Shades Creek

is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in central Alabama, U.S.A. Our group is made up of local citizens working for the protection of, and responsible development along beautiful Shades Creek. We started in August 1998. Our mission is to educate and engage the community in the preservation efforts of Shades Creek. We are supported by memberships and donations.

2019 Shades Creek Cleanup

September 28, 2019, from 8:30-Noon is the date for the Shades Creek cleanup. (Last Saturday in September) To come help, take Lakeshore Drive and turn into the West Entrance at Samford University (opposite bridge to Homewood High School), then immediately turn right after passing the guard gate. A white tent will be set up for teams and individuals to register at. We will have leaders to help participants find places to clean up.  Click – more details are coming

“Shades Creek:Flowing Through Time”
Books are still available

It took over three years to write a book about Shades Creek. Accompanying the book’s words on 216 pages are 365 photographs, maps and drawings to layer the narrative with visuals–from aaaah to informative. The Birmingham Historical Society consider this one of their most important publications to date, says Marjorie White, Birmingham Historical Society executive director. The book came out in January 2019 and is still available for $30. For book information click here.

Creek Walking in Birmingham —
Shades Creek and Its Major Urban Tributaries

August Meeting – Thurs, Aug. 8, 2018 – 7:00-8:45 P.M.
Homewood Library, Room 101
Presentation by James Lowery
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