Anjuman-e-Najmi (the Dawoodi Bohra community of San Francisco) partnered with the Alameda Creek Alliance to clean up and restore a stretch of the Alameda creek — a key watershed that channels water from northern California to the famous San Francisco Bay. A critical portion of this creek passes through the picturesque Niles Canyon in Fremont and runs alongside Masjid-e-Mohammedi.

The day’s work began with breakfast at the masjid and a discussion with Alameda Creek Alliance staff on the importance of the creek and the natural ecosystem it supports. 55 men, women and children from Anjuman-e-Najmi then spent several hours removing trash and invasive plants along the creek. Lunch was then served at the masjid, after which a tour of the complex for Alliance volunteers concluded the day.

Staff from the Alameda Creek Alliance were delighted to by the Dawoodi Bohra community’s commitment to the preservation of the Alameda Creek and appreciated the strong volunteer effort. Members of the community were inspired by the partnership and expressed strong interest in doing more environmental projects in the future.