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, upcycling, education, alternative and events.
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
Dreams for the future
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Our events

June Tutukaka LOOKOUT!

Saturday 18th June 2022
10am until 12pm
Tutukaka Lookout, Matapouri Road

We are heading back out to the Tutukaka Lookout to finish off the rubbish we couldn’t collect last time and remove any new litter.
There is not much parking avaliable at the lookout so carpooling will be a good idea, we will be put up a post on the Facebook event for people to offer spare seats.
This is a steep bank, so sturdy shoes will be required of you are to help on the steep bank. We will have ropes to make going up and down safer.
If you are unable to climb down the bank you can help at the top sorting stuff out.
We will supply gloves, buckets, bags, highvis, sanitizer, sunblock, firstaid and water.
You need to bring sturdy shoes and motivation.
Please note if you are attending the event, we are being asked to advise everyone;
Stay home if ill – or been asked to isolate.

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July Otangarei Clean Up & Tree Planting

Sunday 10th July 2022
9am until all 2,200 native trees are planted
Puna Rere Walkway, 68 William Jones Drive, Otangarei, Whangarei

We are joining forces with Forward Whangarei again to help clean up and plant 2,200 native trees at Puna Rere Walkway in Otangarei through Matariki Tu Rakau (a part of the One Billion Tree Programme).


At lunch we will stop for some tasty zero waste kai. Please note kai will only be provided for those who sign up. Cut off for sign ups is COB Wed 6th July. SIGN UP by emailing Laura at

We will provide: Buckets, gloves, grabbers, high vis vests, first aid, water, sunscreen and sanitiser. We will have some spades.
You will need: Sturdy shoes (perhaps gumboots), a spade, rain jacket and a great attitude.

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We host a clean up every month, new dates added soon.

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