A majority of those in our camp are veteran burners and we take Leave No Trace very seriously. In 2006 we were in the highest cleanup tier according to the BRC MOOP Map. We have designed camp to minimize playa impact and have a formal plan in place to ensure we LNT in 2007.
- Before we leave for the playa all campers will have discarded unneeded packaging to minimize potential trash.
- All campers will bring adequate storage for trash (closeable cans, recycling storage, lots of trash bags) as well as gloves.
- We will have multiple brooms and dustpans in camp.
- Virgin burners will be required to read available documents on the Leave No Trace ethic and strategies for success.
MINIMIZING PLAYA IMPACT
- The camp plan is designed to shelter the most trafficked areas from the prevailing wind, hopefully minimizing the potential for MOOP to blow out of our camp.
- Our primary power source is a wind turbine, eliminating generator noise and emissions.
- We are eliminating evaporation ponds and there attendant mess—instead we’re filtering and testing our shower water.
- All campers have been coached to keep belongings in closeable storage containers (like Tupperware bins) to make sure that everything “has its place” and nothing is left lying around to become MOOP.
- The public and private shade areas will be carpeted or covered with a tarp to minimize the amount of MOOP which might disappear into the playa.
- Garbage, burnables, and recycling will be stored separately in closeable containers secured to each campsite
LEAVING NO TRACE
- All camp members are required to assist with our formal takedown and cleanup which will begin on Sunday morning—we want to make sure that early departures participate in LNT