Yea I get that and I'm not trying to call out KOH organizers about it. It's more of what can be done to improve the situation. Throughout the comments on IG you have some great Ideas to just list a few.
-more Trash cans
Then you have some folks that want to just point the finger or close the event or they make enough money. Blah, Blah, Blah. Everyone likes to go to events like these Ripping Twisted teas with the boys, watching the races, walking through the tech lines
scoping the race cars, checking out the cool swag and eating a corn dog while listening to Sublime oh and lets not forget the ability to clear the chamber Portapotties. Before you head out to the trails to see the shit show. A 2-week long event even with the high cost of $100 ( if you bought ticket at the gate) + $25 camping for RVs you are at $9 bucks a day.
Or shit you couldn't make it out cause work or what ever... that live feed that's pretty damn cool that's even a thing!
It really is a pretty epic feat that these guys pull the whole thing off much respect for the efforts. Do they make money doing it? Hell yea they do, as they should it's a full-time gig for army of people to put something on like this with permits, Insurance, Vendors, Sponsors, Racers, Medical staff, ETC.
The problem is Us! The "Spectators" as a whole. My thought process is this. That same guy / gal that's throwing their Modelo can down at KOH is doing the same shit at Glamis or down it Baja etc. So if we can educate and give an incentive maybe, just maybe we can help change some people's mindsets. Maybe they will think twice before just throwing can on the ground in another offroad area.. Are we gunna get everyone... NOPE sure won't! But does that mean worth just saying fuck it, and giving up or let someone else do it? Personally, I say fuck that!
- KOH has Treadlightly on the trail clean-up,not to take anything away from them. Cleaning up after the degens each night and make it look like it didn't happen is not a solution helping educate the people about... Tossing your trash on the ground like you are at the baseball game doesn't work out here. Trashing the trails = closure in the long term.
- You have 65,000 people at an event and for the morning clean ups you have 50 people show up? That's bad marketing right there.
I have to assume people just aren't aware of the clean ups happening. @Cleandezert
can get 700 people out to desert.
Again I don't know what the right answer is..... but just sitting back and doing nothing isn't gunna help anything.