MOOPdaddy has released a revised MOOP map after follow-up site visits by community members and the Department of Planning and Infrastructure. A few areas have been re-categorised as red or green-faded-to-yellow – and we have no doubt that these changes will raise some eyebrows and stir some debate.
But that’s ultimately a good thing. Burning Seed is growing fast and we need to put MOOP on the map by putting it on everyone’s radar. So, let’s turn once more to MOOPdaddy as he outlines the most recent changes:
“This year, Burning Seed welcomed its first troupe and map dedicated to monitoring and highlighting the MOOP issue. This has been a positive step forward for the event.
However, I unfortunately released the MOOP map before all the evidence was in, which has been a resounding lesson in process for me as Leave No Trace (LNT) Lead.
So, now that all the facts are in, checked and discussed, we are releasing this revised map and an updated spreadsheet so that a more accurate and fairer result can go out to the Burning Seed community.
The reason for this revision is rooted in the principle of accountability, which is the whole point of the map. If the map does not reflect the real situation on the ground according to the standards we have set, then the map needs to change – so change it has.
Several Green statuses are switching to red. Another camp goes from green to green-faded-to-yellow. And, perhaps surprisingly, a number of Burning Seed organisation sites are involved.
There are also a number of new MOOP hazards noted, thanks to follow-up site visits by community members and DPI. Check out the new map to find out what this all means.
Next year, let’s all strive to truly leave NO trace.
- Download the revised map here. (To read details, open in acrobat and right-click on sticky notes.)
- See the revised map spreadsheet here
- Read MOOPdaddy’s procedural summary here
- Compare the first map here