The Dawoodi Bohra community of the Greater Vancouver area organized a voluntary cleanup and trash removal along Lane Creek and Harbour Avenue in Mission on Sunday (March 1). / Submitted Photo

The Dawoodi Bohra community of the Greater Vancouver area organized a voluntary cleanup and trash removal along Lane Creek and Harbour Avenue in Mission on Sunday (March 1). / Submitted Photo

Voluntary cleanup takes place along Mission’s Harbour Avenue

Approximately 563 pounds of garbage, recycling, and scrap steel was collected

The Dawoodi Bohra community of the Greater Vancouver area organized a voluntary cleanup and trash removal along Lane Creek and Harbour Avenue in Mission on Sunday (March 1).

Approximately 563 pounds of garbage, recycling, and scrap steel were collected and delivered to the local disposal facility.

The cleanup efforts were supported by the Mission Environmental Stewardship Society led by Michele Chapman and her team.

This is part of the Bohras’ Turning the Tide initiative – a global drive to eliminate single-use plastics and rid bodies of water of plastic pollution.

It is also part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a national conservation program that provides Canadians the opportunity to take action in their communities wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time.

The Dawoodi Bohras have been stepping up efforts to clean coastlines and rivers in their communities around the world.

Men, women, and children of the faith regularly volunteer to clean up waterways in their neighbourhoods and encourage everyone to lead more sustainable lives, with the goal of eliminating the consumption of single-use plastics.

The Dawoodi Bohras of the Greater Vancouver Area are a community of Muslims hailing mainly from South Asia. Bohras everywhere place great emphasis on protecting and enhancing the natural environment.

For more information on the Bohras, visit TheDawoodiBohras.com.