Reclaimation 2017 was radically different from the previous eight years. We were on new, flat, land with wide open spaces. With all that space came more camping areas, better access for those with mobility issues, and plenty of room for mutant vehicles to maneuver.
Medical reported one (1) sprained ankle and one (1) small abrasion during the burn. No other incidents were reported.
“Back to Our Roots” was the theme for 2017.
Six (6) Theme Camps made Singe City their home for the week. We had no actual “sound camp” this year. No noise complaints were reported, although the landowner did come down to tell us that the closest neighbor had called and asked us to “Turn it up!”.
The effigy was a community affair again this year. Although many plans had been made beforehand, inclement weather before and during the event prevented the effigy team from getting the design from paper into reality. So, in true burner style, the effigy design morphed into an organic, fluid, communal endeavor that was burnt at dusk on Saturday. Our communication plan related to our burn needs improvement and we are implementing ICS training to maximize our performance in this area.
We had one Art Grant recipient who received $317.75 to bring their art to Reclaimation.