MOOP MAP 2018 Day 3 : Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Total Crew on Playa: 164
City Grid Blocks Completed: 3:30 to 10:00 Esplanade-A, AB, BC
Location: Black Rock City, NV
Weather: Sunny, clear
Wind: 0-16 mph
We can tell a lot about how the MOOP Map might look when it’s completed just by looking at the Esplanade. In many ways, the Esplanade camps, with their beachfront property, get impacted hard with all of the people and all of the different activities. Yet for almost a decade now, the Esplanade camps have been mostly Green and clean. It seems like forever ago but once upon a time, back in 2006, the Esplanade was moopy as hell with Red and Yellow. Discouraged theme camps used to swear that it was impossible to get Green on Esplanade. But with good practices, a solid cleanup plan, the right team, and well the support from the community, the Esplanade theme camps led the way from worst to first in Leaving No Trace. The same dramatic improvement can be said about the sound camps at 2:00 and 10:00 and for the majority of Black Rock City.
Here’s a flashback glimpse of the very first MOOP Map in 2006.
Look at us now.
Playa Restoration All-Star Team: Line Sweeps photography by Moon Mandel, edited by DA
The MOOP Map Scribes, after a long day in the field, meet to transcribe their gps data to the MOOP Map. Video by DA
As always, the MOOP Map is a work in progress and a final hi-res version will be made available only after we’ve completed our work on the playa, reviewed all of our data, and verified that all of the Theme Camps are in their final correct placement.
If you are the official leader/contact of a theme camp and would like to request a MOOP Report you can do so by filling out a MOOP Report Request Form. Due to high demand from Green camps with a little bit of Red, priority will be given to Red camps.