We’re happy and proud to share this glowing report, received from Black Rock City Superintendent Tony “Coyote” Perez:
“The vanishing of Black Rock City ’09 was complete today with the passing of our annual October BLM playa surface inspection. Roger Farshon was the BLM agent presiding and was deeply pleased to inform us that we passed well under the limits set by us and the BLM (those limits being less that one square foot of debris per acre of BRC city site). Judging by his initial observations, Mr. Farshon was of the opinion that MOOP levels were lower than last year’s.
The MOOP map, which will be on display at Decom, was over all greener that last year as well. Especially Center Camp…!! There were not as many red areas, but the ones that were the worst ever. Fewer offenders are offending worse. Don’t they know that they are surrounded?!
This marks the eleventh passed inspection in a row with a steady overall improvement as our event matures.
Special thanks, and all my love and respect to an amazing crew that toward the end had been enduring sub-freezing temperatures and snow, picking up litter for days on end, and kept their cheer and good spirits to the last.
Special thanks to my fellow Ops team members that kept the project on track and worked tirelessly, flying the ship through mine fields with just a few dings in the paint job. To DA the Playa Restoration Manager – he has become an expert in his field. To Logan, our volunteer coordinator for orchestrating and taking care of this amazing crew. And to the super staff of managers that each owned their tasks to the highest levels of professionalism.
I am not a person with shit-loads of money – but I am extremely wealthy in family, friends, and a community that truly is changing our world. We are succeeding in getting an entire city to pick up after themselves – there’s hope for us yet!
We’d like to add our heartfelt thanks to this hardy crew!! If you agree, let ’em hear it in the comments.