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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Love Whangārei Monthly Clean Up
20/10/2019 Doing it for the kids! Tikipunga bush clean up
“Tikipunga Kindergarten are excited to become local guardians of a small block of bush behind the Tikipunga Library. Accessing the natural world is widely recognized as critical for young children to make genuine connections and develop an ethos of our environment. We have to get into the bush to really learn about it. A regular cycle of weekly visits will see a group of older children engaging in Kaitiakitanga as they repair, maintain and enjoy this beautiful spot in the heart of Tikipunga. We hope you can spare us some of your time on Sunday 20th of October to help us in preparing this special place for our tamariki – whether they come to our Kindergarten or not – to love and enjoy. “
When the kaiako from Tikipunga Kindergarten approached us to help them clean up this piece of bush for the tamariki to explore we said OF COURSE!
*Location: Bush behind the Tikipunga Library
*Meeting: We will meet up at the Paramount Plaza, between Countdown and the GAS station.
*When: Sunday 20th October, 10am till noon
*Area: Bush area
*What will you need: Sturdy footwear, gardening gloves and hi-vis if you have them, great attitude and teamwork
*We will provide: Some gloves and hi-vis, buckets, water, sunblock, sanitizer, first-aid, lollies and motivation
Thank you in advance for the assistance. There will be a few giveaways donated by local companies for those helping us with the clean ups.
Together we are a F.O.R.C.E. for good.