Friends of Shades Creek

Michelle Blackwood, Henry Hughes


Friends of Shades Creek is a nonprofit organization of local citizens working for the protection of, and responsible development along, beautiful Shades Creek. An all-volunteer organization, Friends of Shades Creek is led by a board of directors and an executive director. We hold monthly meetings on the second Thursday of the month at Homewood Public Library on Oxmoor Road. We are proud to host regular hikes or work days at Homewood Forest Preserve, an annual creek clean-up in the fall, several canoe trips during the year, and the Salamander Festival in the winter. We are supported by memberships and donations.

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Friends of Shades Creek celebrates the spotted salamander with a festival every January. The celebration, which in 2010 attracted more than 350 participants, is an opportunity for people to learn about the beauty of Shades Creek as well as the abundance of wildlife that depends upon the creek.

Last Updated: January 26, 2012

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