Mission Statement

To protect and preserve Big Canoe Creek and its tributaries for the benefit of its communities and the health of the watershed.


The Friends of Big Canoe Creek promotes the following specific goals:

  • Protecting and improving the quality of Big Canoe Creek, its tributaries, and the natural environment throughout the watershed
  • Showcasing the natural and cultural heritage of the Big Canoe Creek watershed and promoting stewardship of its natural, historic, and recreational resources
  • Expanding public access to and awareness of natural areas in the watershed through recreational and educational opportunities
  • Working with property owners to preserve and increase riparian buffers around streams in the watershed
  • Encouraging watershed residents and businesses to use water wisely, including water conservation and appropriate wastewater handling
  • Establishment of a Canoe Creek Float Trail integrated into the Alabama Scenic River Trail

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Sean Andrews
Laura McKenzie
Mike McKenzie
Bill McTyeire
Doug Morrison
Vickey Wheeler

2017 Officers

Doug Morrison, President
Sean Andrews, Secretary
Mike McKenzie, Treasurer

The Friends of Big Canoe Creek is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Friends of Big Canoe Creek Bylaws. Adopted January 8, 2009.