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 Creek Cleanup

The 2019 Shades Creek Cleanup will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 8:30-Noon  (this is the last Saturday in September).  To participate, come to Samford’s West gate (opposite the bridge to Homewood High School) and immediately turn right after passing the guard gate. We will have a white tent set up for teams and individuals to register at. We will have leaders to help participants find places to clean up.  Click to see festival schedule.

“Shades Creek:Flowing Through Time,” debuts at Friends of Shades Creek’s Salamander Festival this coming Saturday.
Jan. 26, 2019

It has taken 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, BHS executive director. This Saturday, January 26, the book will be available for the first time. By coming to the Salamander Festival and becoming a member of Friends of Shade Creek, you will receive one of the first books, autographed by authors and with a special Salamander Festival stamp – For book information click here.
For the festival schedule 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