Riparian Restoration at Shades Creek Watershed
Some of the most vital habitats for native plant and animal life in the Birmingham metro area are located along Shades Creek and its watershed. Shades Creek is a tributary of the Cahaba River System. Through creek bank recontouring and planting of riparian native plant species, a built-in safeguard against invasive species in the area acts as a natural nursery for native plants. Additionally, this new riparian biome will serve as an “outdoor classroom” for local public schools and universities. Partners in this work include The Nature Conservancy in Alabama and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve.
To learn more about waterways in and around Birmingham, please visit http://aaes.auburn.edu/wrc/resource/rivers-of-alabama.
See additional photos of this riparian restoration below.