For Our Real Clean Environment

Supporting community for a REAL clean environment

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About For Our Real Clean Environment


F.O.R.C.E. is a charitable trust aiming to empower the Whangārei district community to protect the natural environment through environmental and waste minimisation projects.

The organisation was formed in mid 2018 by Karen Lee and Nicholas Connop, a.k.a. The Whangārei Rubbish Wrangler. The pair have been organising the Love Whangārei Monthly Clean Ups since February 2018 and wanted to expand the type of projects they organise and support.

The trust hope to build on what we have already begun and expand into other areas;
* Grow the clean up events and help others in their efforts.
* Work with other organizations to be able to gather data for statistical analysis.
* Providing education and equipment for local waste minimisation
* Encourage community and bringing people together to build a stronger bond. And more!
But why?
Because it’s All of OUR Home.
Because it’s ALL of Our Future.
Because we’ve only got this ONE Earth.
Because we ALL need to make a difference
Why do we do it!? For Our REAL Clean Environment

Our Impacts

Kilograms rubbish removed

Locations and counting

Individual volunteers

Want to help us achieve more? Follow the button on the right.

Our events

Love Whangārei Monthly Clean Up

08/06/2019 Parihaka Summit

It makes us so sad to see the amount of rubbish dumped on this special maunga. So with Matariki approaching and the new trail run the next day we thought this was the perfect time for another cleanup.

Location: Parihaka Summit
Meeting: In the Carpark at the summit of Parihaka
When: 10am till noon
Area: Bush area, steep banks, road berm
What will you need: Sturdy footwear, great attitude and teamwork

We provide: water, sunblock, sanitizer, buckets, gloves, lollies and giveaways!

Love Whangārei Monthly Clean Up

14/07/2019 Denby Reserve Planting and Clean Up

We will be adding 490 more plants to the commemorative planting started last year, we are teaming up with Forward through the Matariki Tu Rakau project. We will then be removing more rubbish from the area. For more information on the Tree Team project visit

Location: Denby reserve
Meeting: In the Carpark at 116 William Jones Drive
When: 9am till noon
Area to clean up: Bush area
What to bring: Sturdy footwear, Great attitude and teamwork. We will provide some spades and gloves but if you have your own please bring them along.
We will supply: some gardening and plastic gloves, sunblock, disinfectant, high vis vests, water and lollies.

Participants will be rewarded with a free lunch courtesy of Matariki Tu Rakau, catered by local businesses Palate Wholesome Collective and Kombuchur. Please indicate if you are coming along and we will make sure we provide enough food for everyone!

Let us know how many people you will be bringing by emailing

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Find out more about how they support us and how you can too, here.

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