Countdown To Reclaimation
Thinking about where to volunteer this year? Like working with your hands, and getting dirty? Interested in working pre event, or post event, or both? DPW works hard, plays hard, then works hard some more. As our community grows, the DPW must grow with it.
What does the DPW do for Reclaimation? We are stewards of the event grounds for starters, transportation of infrastructure to/from the event site. We assist other departments in setting up their infrastructure on an as needed basis, when it’s requested by a team lead. DPW can also be found assisting artist crews, using heavy equipment and hand tools to spread/remove sand for/from burn platforms for the effigy, as well as other art pieces to be burned. We are some of the first to show up, and usually the last to leave. We work closely with LNT to make sure the event site is as clean (if not better) as when we arrived. We maintain roads, mark lanes, and change things up when weather throws us a curve.
We’re looking for people of various skill sets and backgrounds, from master carpenters, to folks who might be pounding their first T–stake, to people who just like to cook for their friends, with the major focus being on pre and post event operations. While the DPW can be found throughout the event taking care of business, the tasks we may find ourselves doing are generally on the spot corrections, and could be literally just about anything that has to do with keeping Reclaimation running smoothly, from replacing solar lights placed in areas that perhaps don’t see as much sun, to redirecting traffic after a storm. Our “shifts” during will vary greatly compared to other departments, as some tasks may not be on a schedule, so most crew members working during the event be on call, meaning it’s not time to get wasted until 5pm (power tools and booze don’t mix). DPW will also be conducting open work weekends for those who want to be involved but can’t make a commitment to be on site with us early or post event. On these work weekends we paint signs, make lamp posts, and scheme up other various additions to the Reclaimation infrastructure.