Leave No Trace

PolyParadise has always prided itself on its Cleanup & Recycle efforts. The 2017 MOOP Map shows we had YELLOW on the frontage and back side (HCW).  Playa Restoration does not give us any indication as to why our areas were YELLOW; though it does mean we need to be MORE DILIGENT at the smaller things that may be hidden below the surface of the Playa.  Thanks to all that MOOPED all week and to Knotch - Shadow & Uncle Bob for being the last off the Playa and for making sure that our LNT efforts would in fact be as GREEN as possible!!

We did have a Friday visit from the Earth Guardians in which they schooled us in two areas. Proper placement of Gas Cans (Not under the Truck to ensure proper ventilation) and our Gray Water area.  It was my mistake in purchasing segmented pool hose for the Shower & Sink connections to the Gray Water Tanks.  The segmented hose pulled apart at said segments and was a MOOP Issue all week.  Will endeavor to purchase 40' one length hose for 2018.  The EG also found that because of the hose leaks we had a significant amount of water under the sink.  To better deal with this in 2018 the entire sink area will be placed on top of tarp and canvas flooring to better capture this water.

                       We need to strive for ALL GREEN in 2018!!!
   
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For 2018 our MOOP MAP Footprint goal is ALL GREEN - we can ALWAYS be more MOOP vigilant. Remember it is MOOP if it is not Playa -that is the definition of Leave No Trace. Overall we did an amazing job - thanks to all that assisted in Never Letting It Hit the Ground!!! Thank you to everybody that stayed for teardown and beyond...You guys ROCK for making those last sweeps through our space and making sure we would be MOOP FREE! Overall we did an amazing job - thanks to all that assisted in Never Letting It Hit the Ground!!! Thank you to everybody that stayed for teardown and beyond...You guys ROCK for making those last sweeps through our space and making sure we would be as MOOP FREE as possible.

Overall we did an amazing job - thanks to all that assisted in Never Letting It Hit the Ground!!! Thank you to everybody that stayed for teardown and beyond...You guys ROCK for making those last sweeps through our space and making sure we would be as MOOP FREE as possible.

The Gray Water & Trash Areas are both clearly marked and as each new camp member starts to unpack they are reminded of their location and their use.  The Tank delivery, service and pickup were without incident  In 2017 we were provided with three 250 Gallon tanks. This system worked well as we had one tank for the shower and the other for the sink and one for overflow until service arrived. Over the course of the week I estimate we generated just over 1,500 Gallons of Gray Water. We will again look to use the services of United Site Services in 2018 for our Gray Water collection & disposal; it is well worth the cost.

PolyParadise has an appointed Trash CZAR who will coordinate the efforts of all Camp Members in following the LEAVE NO TRACE rule of BM, and coordinate with the TRASH CZAR prior to leaving the event and our campsite looking for and picking up MOOP (Matter Out of Place).

Each camp member is expected to take some Community Trash home with them and to dispose of it in the proper manner in an appropriate facility or container when you return to your respective home locations.

You are expected to donate at least 2 hours of your time before you leave the Playa to cleanup of the PolyParadise site as well as the general state of BRC.

PolyParadise was awarded the Theme Camp Of Day Award - '01 & '02 presented by the Earth Guardians. This was in recognition of both our Water Reclamation Project and Trash Recycle & Separation.

 
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