Friends of Shades Mountain
are sponsoring a Benefit Concert
at Wild Roast Cafe in Bluff Park,
featuring great live folk, mountain,
and classical guitar music,
as well as original songs
by the President of the Birmingham Music Club
Sunday, September 11th, 6:00PM
The Birmingham Historical Society continues to research the historic importance of Shades Mountain and Shades Creek to our community with recent attention focused on Brock’s Gap, and the publication of Shades Creek–Flowing Through Time. But the Friends of Shades Mountain also want to preserve it for the benefits it provides all of us NOW including:
- The forest protects homeowners below from erosion, mudslides and damaging storm water runoff.
- It helps keep the water and air in the county clean.
- By providing visual screening, the forest enhances property values in the valley below and the ridge above the mountain.
- It provides habitat for many plant and animal species, some rarely seen in other parts of the county and state.
- It is an aesthetic value in itself, providing a lush green landscape that cools the eye of everyone coming around, over and under its forest canopy.
- It helps protect Shades Creek, already imperiled by previous development.
- The forests along this mountain help to keep homes cooler by reducing the effects of hot, humid summer days. In the winter, the forest provides wind brakes that cut heating costs.
- The forest cover saves the county an estimated $1,500,000 per year by reducing air pollution and storm water runoff.
You can HELP by buying tickets or donating if you can’t attend.