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Below is a letter from Bman on theme camps. I will try to forward them to camp mates via E-mail, but will also try to post them here as they come.
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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 16:36:23 -0700 From: Harley K. Dubois To: themecamps-announce@burningman.com Subject: [themecamps-announce] TC ANNC #6, '04/ MAPPING ISSUES Now that we have begun mapping here are some issues that have come up..........

1. Many camps do not have their maps and cleanup plans in. This means we cannot map you. If you want to try and get something into us you will have until this Wednesday. After this time we will not accept anything.

2. If it is apparent that you are not really doing anything interactive (an obvious sign would be that nothing is written describing what your interactive element is), we will not map you.

These requirements have been clearly communicated a number of times. I am sending along the web page with this information again:

http://www.burningman.com/themecamps_installations/themecamps/bm04_theme_criteria.html

We will notify you shortly if you have not met our criteria and are not going to be mapped.

3. Some people have sent us their Mutant vehicle information. Any Mutant Vehicles must be registered with the DMV, not us. Please check them out on the web site:

http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/playa_vehicles/dmv_2004.html

4. There still are a bunch of camps out there that appear to be giving away food to the public that have not gotten in touch with the Health Department for a permit. This is ultimately your decision but by advertising and mapping you are calling attention to yourself and may well be visited by the health department. FYI!

5. A few camps have mentioned that they are going to put out garbage cans to help with cleanup. This is not a very good idea. Garbage cans beget garbage and one can will quickly overflow and turn into an pile. We recommend you resist the temptation of providing receptacles. Stick with a pack it in and pack it out mentality and make people be accountable for themselves.

6. Some people have mentioned they are bringing their dogs. As of last year, by popular demand, dogs are not allowed. Sorry! I pointed you all toward the theme camp resource guide already. Please look it over for some easy advice on this and other topics:

http://www.burningman.com/themecamps_installations/themecamps/resource_guide.html

7. Are you burning your art? If so, how are you planing to clean it up? Please be prepared to Leave No Trace! Even using the public burn pyre requires removal of your ashes so they do not overflow on to the playa. Thanks for Leaving No Trace!

8. Some folks are still planning on having large sound systems in their camps located within the city. We cannot place you there if you have any desire to be loud. This is not our rule; this is the

4. There still are a bunch of camps out there that appear to be giving away food to the public that have not gotten in touch with the Health Department for a permit. This is ultimately your decision but by advertising and mapping you are calling attention to yourself and may well be visited by the health department. FYI!

5. A few camps have mentioned that they are going to put out garbage cans to help with cleanup. This is not a very good idea. Garbage cans beget garbage and one can will quickly overflow and turn into an pile. We recommend you resist the temptation of providing receptacles. Stick with a pack it in and pack it out mentality and make people be accountable for themselves.

6. Some people have mentioned they are bringing their dogs. As of last year, by popular demand, dogs are not allowed. Sorry! I pointed you all toward the theme camp resource guide already. Please look it over for some easy advice on this and other topics:

http://www.burningman.com/themecamps_installations/themecamps/resource_guide.html

7. Are you burning your art? If so, how are you planing to clean it up? Please be prepared to Leave No Trace! Even using the public burn pyre requires removal of your ashes so they do not overflow on to the playa. Thanks for Leaving No Trace!

8. Some folks are still planning on having large sound systems in their camps located within the city. We cannot place you there if you have any desire to be loud. This is not our rule; this is the desire of the community at large. Be respectful of your neighbors. Please read our sound requirements listed under "Sound" on the following web page:

http://www.burningman.com/themecamps_installations/themecamps/resource_guide.html

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Do you have something you want to announce to other theme camps? If so, send a blurb to us at themcamps@burningman.com and we will put it on this announce list.

Thank you,

Harley


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Harley K. DuBois
Black Rock City LLC
Community Services and Playa Safety