Rob the Wop wrote:
stopbmorg wrote:Still though -- not a single email, not a single post about the proposed solution. It makes me wonder if people actually care about what the event does to the area.
You're the one bitching, it's up to you to give a solution or reason why you're bitching. Otherwise you are simply bitching for personal reasons.
Are you saying you want to insult everyone on the board, show them some pictures, and then have them solve your problem?
And what exactly are you expecting? Describe your goals. What help do you need to do what?
I can't speak for the others, but *I* haven't been slinging insults.
Here are some things that I would like to see the BMORG people do, in no particular order:
1)Immediately cease the excavation at Frog Pond.
2)Restore the Frog Pond area to the best of BMORG's abilities.
3)Utilize a municipal source for water. I understand the need for dust abatement, but sucking 9,000 gallons of water from Trego (exactly what the North Tree Fire employees, contracted by BMORG, were going to do) - If BMORG needs to purchase water from a municipal source, so be it.
4)Completely change the post-event cleanup inspections. Currently, random transects are inspected. With the size of the core Black Rock, LLC organization, there is no reason why they cannot go out there with BLM employees and inspect the entire area used during the event. After all, Burning Man's permit confines the event to a particular fenced area. I don't see any valid reason why the entire area cannot be inspected after the event. To this date, this has not been done.
5)Enforce several often ignored sections of the land use permit - for example, the section barring Burning Man participants from utilizing the local hot springs. The amount of litter & human waste left behind at Trego is disgraceful.
Listen, guys. I do realize that quite a few of you go to the event and have a great time. I'd even go so far as to say that a large percentage of the events attendees eally do try to "Leave No Trace" and take great care of the environment. We believe that the faces behind the BMORG are not quite living up to what they preach, and that feels dishonest to us. (Me, anyway..) The BMORG press contacts have put their own slanted spin on events in the past.
We just want them to be honest with us... and *you.*
Feel free to question BMORG. Ask them why they're draining thousands of gallons of water out of a local hot spring instead of using other water sources. Ask them why they're simply not enforcing certain sections of the permit they agreed to. Ask them why they do not assist with any of the litter cleanup on Hwy 447.
The event does have a significant impact on the area. We just want to know why the BMORG isn't doing more to minimize the event.
As far as I'm concerned, flame on. Err.. no, I meant.. "Happy Burn." Or something.