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

The 2019 Shades Creek Cleanup was a huge success with 5 pickup loads of trash removed from Shades Creek, along creek banks, and a Shades Creek tributary. Friends of Shades Creek had sign-in stations at Samford University and Brookwood Village – Thank you to both organizations for helping clean up our community. And thank you to 140 volunteers that came out to help. More details and photos. . . .

“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.

Kirsten Bryant

Everyone deserves clean and healthy air!

October Meeting – Thurs, October 10, 2019 – 7:00-8:45 P.M.
Homewood Library, Room 101
Presentation by Kirsten Bryant, GASP

Gasp believes everyone deserves clean and healthy air regardless of their zipcode. Poor air quality can impact our health, especially the most vulnerable among us.

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