Friends of Shades Creek is a nonprofit organization of local citizens working for the protection of, and responsible development along, beautiful Shades Creek in Central Alabama. Shades Creek is 56 miles long and begins just Southwest of Trussville, Alabama and ends near the Bibb/Shelby County line when it reaches the Cahaba River. Shades Creek flows through 6 Birmingham cities: Irondale, Birmingham, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Hoover, and Bessemer. (See our location in Alabama, USA) Friends of Shades Creek is an all volunteer organization, and is led by 11 board of directors and an executive director. We hold monthly educational meetings on the second Thursday of the month at Homewood Public Library on Oxmoor Road at 7:00 P.M. We are proud to host hikes and outings, an annual creek clean-up on the last Saturday in September, Cahaba Lily canoe trip in the spring, and the Salamander Festival on the last Saturday in January. We are supported by memberships and donations. Learn more about our mission and accomplishments:
To join or donate to Friends of Shades Creek: Individual $25, Couple $35, Family $45.
Additional donations can be added.
Send to: Friends of Shades Creek, 401 Woodland Drive, Homewood, AL 35209

Board of Directors:
Michelle Blackwood, President; Dr. Betsy Dobbins; Paul Freeman; Carol Hagood; Henry Hughes, Executive Director; James Lowery; Melonie McBrayer; Amy Milam; Linda Neighbors; Hans Paul; Jane Ross; Phil Vander Kamp

Friends of Shades Creek