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 – Date for this year’s Shades Creek cleanup. Meet at Samford University’s West Gate. Directions:  Take Lakeshore Drive, then turn into the West Entrance at Samford University (opposite the bridge to Homewood High School), then immediately turn right after passing the guard gate.  Look for our white tent, set up for teams and individuals to register. We will have leaders helping participants find locations to clean up.  More details. . .

“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.

Leigh Shaffer

Largest Recycling Hub in Alabama – How to Recycle and What’s New

September Meeting – Thurs, Sep. 12, 2019 – 7:00-8:45 P.M.
Homewood Library, Room 101
Presentation by Leigh Shaffer, Alabama Recycling Coalition Board of Directors
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