November 17, 2019 – Shades Creek stream and forest hike, 2:00 P.M., Flora Johnston Nature Park, 311 Elder St, Irondale, AL
December 12, 2019 – Holiday Party, 6:30pm
December 14, 2010 – Hike the Vulcan Trail – Saturday, December 14, 1:30 P.M., In case of bad weather, hike will be delayed to Sunday, December 15.
January 9, 2020 – Shades Creek Watershed Management Plan, 7:00pm, Homewood Library, Rm. 101
January 25, 2020 – The Salamander Festival, 3:00pm, Shades Valley Community Church
The 2019 Fall Shades Creek Cleanup was a huge success with 5 pickup loads of trash removed from Shades Creek, 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 your help in cleaning up our community. And thank you to the 140 volunteers that came out to help. More details and photos. . . .
Urban Turtle Project
November 14, 2019 – 7:00-8:45 P.M.
Homewood Library, Room 101
Presentation by Dr. Andy Coleman
Turtles represent important environmental indicators because they are long-lived species that can reflect the environmental degradation in their habitats.
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It took over three years to write a book about Shades Creek. The Birmingham Historical Society consider this one of their most important publications to date, says Marjorie White, Birmingham Historical Society executive director. The book is available for $30. For book information click here.