Constellation is a "Leave No Trace" event. That means if you brought it in, you're responsible for making sure it leaves the burn. Trash? Take it with you. Leftover food? Take it with you. Tiny bits of stuff that fell off your costume that you can barely see if you aren't looking right at it and the grass is almost totally covering it? Take it with you.
The opposite of a "Leave No Trace" event, which Constellation is NOT, is a "Hide Your Trace" event. If you try come to Constellation and you hear someone say you're at a "Hide Your Trace" event, that's a problem, because it means you're in Bizarro World. You know, like from Superman? Try to avoid that because we don't really know how to help you if that happens. Try to find a friend who's really into comic books and see if he can help you find a worm hole or a dimension-jumping machine or something. Maybe magic? We'd help if we could, honest.
Volunteering with Leave No Trace involves picking up MOOP (Matter Out Of Place), with a focus on high traffic public spaces within the burn. While all burners take responsibility for MOOP, they can't catch everything.
You'll be provided with MOOP bags and a trash picker (a kind of long-armed arcade-claw, to keep you from having to bend over too much). While shifts are flexible and we do not expect volunteers to take the whole afternoon, we do ask that you dedicate at least 2 hours to this task. The three areas for LNT noted are:
- Front Field - The Nebula and Lil' Dippers; includes the burn field, ring road, and kidsville camping area.
- Mid Field - The Black Hole, The Magnetosphere, and Andromeda; includes the area west of the railroad bridge up to the entrance for the Overflow Parking lot.
- Back Field - The Milky Way and Deep Space; includes the area adjacent to and around the Overflow Parking lot.
You should expect to be on your feet (or other base mode of conveyance) and under the open sky during your shift, so plan accordingly.
Shifts begin and end at Volunteer HQ - look for the signs directing you to the LNT supplies for more information. If you have any questions, you can usually find the LNT lead at Camp Recharge.
Good to bring: comfortable shoes, sunscreen/big hat, positive attitude
|| Volunteer Coordination