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.
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07/03/2020 Underwater/Beach Clean Up
We have been approached by Dive Now – Whangarei to run an underwater beach clean up for Sea Week.
We will be running 2 teams, one to collect items in water and one team to deal with rubbish above water. We are also looking for volunteers in boats or kayaks to anchor up and display dive flags to alert of water users of our presence.
We are diving at slack low tide which is 12.19pm, so plan to hit the water at 11.40am.
All divers must be qualified, buddied up and tow a dive float (Dive Now can provide these) and have a catch bag for rubbish. Larger items can be dealt with by the qualified teams with lift bags.
*Location: Below Onerahi Wharf and along beach
*Meeting: Onerahi Wharf, Beach Road Onerahi. Parking by boat ramp.
*When: Saturday 7th March, 11.15am – 1.15pm
*Area: Underwater, on wharf and along beach
*What will you need: Sturdy footwear, great attitude and teamwork
*We will provide: Gloves and hi-vis, buckets, water, sunblock, sanitizer, first-aid, lollies and motivation