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HOW TO LEAD A LINE SWEEP

HOW TO LEAD A LINE SWEEP

MOOP (n) – Matter Out Of Place; especially as it applies to Black Rock City and its Citizens. Can be anything: cigarette butts, bottle caps, glowsticks, fireworks, but is often disguised as debris, i.e., broken bits of wood, plastic, metal, glass and plants. Can also be a condition: burn scars, grey water, dunes, etc.

MOOP (v) – to pick up Matter Out Of Place.

MOOPER (n) – one who moops

LINE SWEEP (n) – a forward moving lineup of moopers side-by-side an arms width apart; a quick and efficient community effort for scanning and picking up Matter Out Of Place over a given area of playa surface such as your camp, city block, art installation, village, etc.

THE RULE OF THUMB FOR LINE SWEEPS:
Width of Camp / Arms Width Apart (~6ft.) = OPTIMAL NUMBER OF MOOPERS

EXAMPLE: A camp that is 60 ft. wide should have at least 10 Moopers on The Line.

Step 1: LINE UP!

A bunch of people standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a line, preparing to spread out.

Step 2: SPREAD OUT!

Now, spread out your arms in line in preparation for walking the sweep.

Step 3: MOOP OUT!

Sweep the playa looking for MOOP and cleaning it up.

 

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Dominic Tinio, a.k.a. "D.A."
Playa Restoration
Department of Public Works
Black Rock City, Nevada
restoration

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