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Keep Shades Mountain in its natural state.

In 1925 the nationally acclaimed Olmstead Brothers architects included Shades Mountain in their plan of proposed parks for Birmingham and the surrounding area. The steep Southern Appalachian mountain forest on the northwest slope of Shades Mountain is the largest remaining undeveloped urban forest in Jefferson County. This area contains the county's most spectacular continuous flyway for many rare birds and home to many wild animals. The forest cover saves the county an estimated $1.5 million per year in averted air pollution and storm water runoff. The forest cover helps protect Shades Creek from pollution.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Hoover City Council
    Brian Skelton
  • Hoover City Council
    John Natter
  • Hoover City Council
    Gene Smith
  • President, Hoover City Council
    Jack Wright
  • Hoover City Council
    Trey Lott
  • Mayor, City of Hoover
    Gary Ivey
  • Hoover City Council
    John Lyda (Hoover City Council)
  • Hoover City Council
    John Greene (Hoover City Council)

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