WHAT TO MARK THE LINE WITH?
If you use chalk, one bucket of chalk weighs approximately 50 lbs and each bucket covers about 1/3 of a mile. Estimated cost for laying down 2 miles of chalk in a line is approximately $40-50. If you choose to mark the line with the baseball marker there are a few ways to locate or purchase equipment online. If you are aligned with a public school, you might consider talking with the physical education teacher to either borrow equipment or order through the school at a discount.
Although the artist of the HighWaterLine used a Dry Line Marker and chalk, which she mixed with blue pigment, there are other ways to make an ephemeral line with or without the baseball marking equipment. Alternatives include sunflower seeds or birdfeed for small birds in urban environments, limestone powder, and vinyl arrows or dots that have adhesive backing.
Other people have ridden blue bicycles to create a high water line route or have invited people to stand along the line wearing blue clothing and holding hands, similar to the FLASH FLOOD event in Santa Fe referenced in STAGE 2. For a line created in South Africa for Walk for the Future at the COP 17 in Durban, people banded
together by a single blue piece of fabric representing the rising sea levels in an urban city center away from the coastline. Whatever version you choose to take on, make it as easy or expressive as you like. Be creative, but kind to the environment.
Philadelphia: Stormwater Art - Stacy Levy
Boulder: Connect the Dots, Mary Miss
South Africa: Walk for the Future
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