Friends of Shades Creek is a nonprofit organization of local citizens working for the protection of, and responsible development along, beautiful Shades Creek in 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. Friends of Shades Creek is an all volunteer organization, and is led by 10 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.

Friends of Shades Creek