Reaching Out to Help the Potomac Watershed Print

A group of volunteers from the Dar-us-Salaam community and students from Al Huda School joined together with other volunteers to help with the Potomac Watershed Cleanup. This effort is organized annually by the Alice Ferguson Foundation. The goal is to remove trash from the many waterways that feed into the Potomac River in order to protect the source that provides 480 million gallons of drinking water to area residents.

By the end of the morning, the Dar-us-Salaam volunteers had removed a bicycle, a shopping cart, table, chair, and 12 bags of trash from the stream, and had a lot of fun as well. The site organizer, Cindy Murray, Recycling Coordinator for the City of Greenbelt, thanked everyone for their help, and especially for removing the shopping cart and other large items!

The Islamic Information Center spearheaded and directed Dar-us-Salaam’s participation in this all-volunteer effort, and hopes local Muslims will continue to participate in this annual green-friendly event.

Read more in the Muslim Link Paper.

News coverage of this cleanup also appeared in the Greenbelt News Review, Thursday, April 17, 2008, p. 12.