Trash pile at Griffin Creek

Boy Scouts and HHS Volunteers

Boy Scouts and HHS volunteers

Girl Scout Troop Volunteers

Girl Scout Troop

Shades Creek Cleanup Volunteers

Volunteers ready to work

2019 Shades Creek Cleanup





140 volunteers came out to help with the Annual Fall Shades Creek Cleanup on September 28. We have put on a fall cleanup for over 20 years. We want to thank Amber Kustos at Samford University and Anne Stephenson at Brookwood Village for providing volunteer stations, snacks and drinks for our volunteers. Also, thank you to all 140 volunteers that came out to help and our Friends of Shades Creek board members and creek cleanup leaders. Thanks also to SWMA and Jefferson County for materials provided for our cleanup.

5 pickup loads of trash were collected. Some of the more interesting items found were: a plastic swimming pool, an entire bicycle, a love-letter, a wine glass and a dollar bill. Yep, that volunteer said it pays to clean-up.