Resto All-Star Team member Woody proudly dumps out his MOOP bucket, dusts it off, and sorts it by kind.
MOOP MAP 2018 Day 4: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Total Crew on Playa: 160
City Grid Blocks Completed: 10:00 to 4:30 DE, EF, FG, GH
Location: Black Rock City, NV
Weather: Sunny, clear
Wind: 0-13 mph
This is Playa Restoration’s MOOP Dumpster, a 15 yd dumpster, where only MOOP picked up off of the playa during Resto is allowed.
Look closer. What do you see?
So, this is what all the dusty Matter Out of Place (MOOP) looks like when it’s consolidated into one place. It’s as if you took 1% of anything and everything that everybody brought to Burning Man and then put it in a blender and scattered it randomly about the 156 million square feet of Black Rock City. It’s less specific and concentrated than one would think. Mostly assorted broken bits: overwhelmingly wood debris, followed by plastic debris, metal debris, textiles, cardboard/paper, and electronics debris to name a few.
By far, the most concentrated traces of MOOP are found where we live in the City Grid, from 2:00 to 10:00 Esplanade to L street.
Now, the Bureau of Land Management Site Inspection Standard for Allowable MOOP is not to exceed 1 square foot per acre.
1 acre = 43, 560 square feet.
Therefore, it can be said that the BLM Site Inspection Standard for Allowable MOOP is not to exceed 1 square foot per every 43, 560 square feet of Black Rock City. Black Rock City is a total of 3,603 acres or 156 million square feet. Think about that.
Converted into percentages, the BLM Site Inspection Standard for Allowable MOOP is not to exceed .002%.
Now, think about that. To say that the BLM Site Inspection is a tight standard is an understatement. Burning Man has been proudly meeting the BLM’s standard for years!
002% is the standard that the Bureau of Land Management has defined for Burning Man, the largest practicing Leave No Trace event on Public Land, a strict standard by which no other event on Public Land is held to. Thanks to you, the Black Rock City community’s Leave No Trace efforts, and the follow-up effort of the Playa Restoration All-Star Team, Burning Man passes it every year.
Think about that Black Rock City.
Here’s Day 4’s MOOP Map.
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.