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Pueblo Grande Museum Celebrates Its 45th Annual Indian Markethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2586Parks and Recreation12/6/2022 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2586/Anselm_Davis_Artist_B_David_Cathell_Photographer (1).jpgPueblo Grande Museum Celebrates Its 45th Annual Indian Market<div class="ExternalClass3E3317B5CD744178934B9BE7A599EEFE"><html> <p></p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;text-align:center;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" align="center"> <em>— Dwayne Manuel (Onk Akimel O’odham) is 2022 Featured Artist — </em> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;text-align:center;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" align="center"> <em> <br> </em> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">The Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum presents its 45th Annual Indian Market at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11, </span> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(38, 40, 42) !important;" data-ogsc="rgb(38, 40, 42)">from 9 a.m.-4 p.m</span> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">. This annual event will include an art showcase with over 100 local and regional artists, contemporary and traditional performances, cultural demonstrations, and hands-on activities for kids.</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" aria-hidden="true"> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">This year’s featured artist is Dwayne Manuel (Onk Akimel O’odham) from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. In 2010, Manuel received his Bachelor’s degree of Fine Art from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and his Masters of Fine Art from the University of Arizona School of Art in 2014. Manuel is known for his use of aerosol aesthetics in his art and installation pieces. He blends his use of this contemporary medium with imagery that honors his O’odham heritage and culture.</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" aria-hidden="true"> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">Manuel has exhibited his work at many galleries and museums around the country and has completed commissioned art for Nike, Salt River Courts, Children’s Museum Tucson, The New Arizona Prize, and The Cheyenne River Youth Project.</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" aria-hidden="true"> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;">The annual two-day event draws nearly 2,500 art supporters and enthusiasts who come to shop their favorite collections, peruse from vendors, and watch traditional and contemporary performances and cultural demonstrations. <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">In addition to Native American art vendors, the Indian Market will feature a main stage with entertainment provided by five-time world hoop dancing champion Tony Duncan, traditional Akimel O’odham basket dancers, and musical performances from bands Artificial Red (Randy Kemp) and One Way Sky from the Gila River Indian Community. Tribal Royalty will also be in attendance and the Ira H. Hayes American Legion Post 84 will post and retire colors on each day of the festival.  </span></p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" aria-hidden="true"> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">The event is family friendly featuring the Ki:Him (O’odham word for village) where visitors can engage in many hands-on activities. Some of these activities are especially suited to children of all ages. These activities include learning how to use an authentic bow and arrow; an atlatl to throw spears; creating a clay pot; making a beaded bracelet; incising a petroglyph, making paper masks; painting miniature gourds; learning how to hoop dance and more. Visitors will also be able to watch traditional Hopi piki bread being made and taste it when it’s finished. Guests will also be able to taste cooked tepary beans and juices made from native fruits.</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" aria-hidden="true"> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;">Each day the market will be open from 9 a.m. to 4​​ p.m. It is free to Indigenous people, active and retired military personnel, Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum members, children ages twelve and younger, and both police and fire personnel.</p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(38, 40, 42) !important;" data-ogsc="rgb(38, 40, 42)"> </span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(38, 40, 42) !important;" data-ogsc="rgb(38, 40, 42)">The Pueblo Grande Museum would like to thank Casino Arizona, Arizona Humanities, and Arizona Commission on the Arts. Each year, this event brings together people who are passionate about Native American Arts, Crafts and Culture, historic preservation and archaeology.  </span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <strong> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black"> </span> </span> </strong> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <strong> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">Event Details</span> </span> </strong> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;" aria-hidden="true"> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;text-indent:36pt;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <strong>What: </strong> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">45th Annual Indian Market</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 72pt;"> <strong>Where: </strong> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington Street</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 72pt;"> <strong>When: </strong> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">Saturday, Dec. 10 - Sunday, Dec. 11</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 72pt;"> <strong>Time:</strong> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black"> 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 72pt;"> <strong>Cost: </strong> <span style="border:0px;font:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;" data-ogsc="black">$5 (Entrance to museum included), free for Indigenous people, active and retired military personnel, Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum members, children ages twelve and younger, and police and fire service personnel.</span> </p> <p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"> <span style="border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> </span> </p> <p>​</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationArtist holding artwork Parks & RecAdam Waltz602-781-1334602-534-6648adam.waltz@phoenix.govPhoenixParks

 

 

​Phoenix, Direct Pack Highlight Full Circle of Plastic Recyclinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2637Public Works (Trash and Recycling)1/27/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2637/Newsroom_PWD_MRF floor.jpg​Phoenix, Direct Pack Highlight Full Circle of Plastic Recycling<div class="ExternalClassFF63C90DC98F485C9B8158A87EBB5337"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">With <a target="_blank" href="/pio/superbowl">Super Bowl LVII</a> less than a month away, the City of Phoenix stands ready to achieve its goal of hosting the greenest Super Bowl events yet. By diverting 92% of waste produced at downtown Super Bowl activities away from the landfill, Phoenix would meet (and exceed) the EPA’s definition of a Zero Waste event.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Recycling is one of the main waste diversion methods. While the Public Works Department collects and sorts recyclables in Phoenix, partners like <a target="_blank" href="https://www.directpackinc.com/">Direct Pack, Inc. (DPI)</a> take it from there, bringing plastics all the way through the remanufacturing process to become new food packaging items once again.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“We don’t want recycling to be a mystery,” said Phoenix Public Works Director Joe Giudice. “We want every Phoenix resident to know what happens to the things they recycle – not only how they get sorted in our Materials Recovery Facility, but also where they go after that, how our partners like Direct Pack process them, and what the recycled items turn into. A transparent process can help people feel more fulfilled as they put items in their blue bins.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Each year, Phoenix processes recyclables from 400,000 households, including some material from other valley cities. All those items are taken to the Materials Recovery Center (MRF) where workers pre-sort items by pulling out things that shouldn’t be there (plastic bags and cords, for example). Disc screens then sort flat items (paper and cardboard) away from 3-dimensional items like cans, bottles, and plastic containers. From there, plastics are further separated from aluminum and glass.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Of the seven different kinds of plastic, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – a clear, lightweight plastic commonly used for beverage bottles and berry, bakery, and sandwich packaging – is the most recycled worldwide.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“PET plastics are some of the most easily recycled plastics out there,” said Phoenix Public Works Deputy Director Eduardo Rodriguez. “That’s why it’s so important to get things like water bottles and plastic containers in the recycle bin. They can be recycled over and over again in many different forms.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">That’s where DPI comes in. In 2022 alone, DPI purchased 8.1 million pounds of PET from the City of Phoenix and took it to Direct Pack Recycling in Mexicali, Mexico. There the material is sorted, chopped, and washed multiple times before it is put back into the production of new food packaging again.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"With our newest recycling and recovery facility located only a few hours away from Phoenix, we can trace and recover all PET plastic collected in the area with a very low carbon footprint,” said Craig Snedden, president of Direct Pack, Inc. “This transparency is important, so you know that what you put in the recycling bin actually gets recycled and reused. The packaging you put in the recycling bin today can come back as your sandwich or berry packaging a month from now.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Phoenix’s partnership with DPI not only diverts 21 million pieces of thermoformed packaging away from the landfill each year, but it also brings those items through the full, circular business model of the recycling process.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"Recycling plastic bottles and containers is one of the major ways we’ll reach our Zero Waste goals for Super Bowl LVII,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Having a partner like Direct Pack to buy and remanufacture the plastics we sort at our City of Phoenix facilities is essential to diverting waste away from the landfill.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">To learn more about the sorting and remanufacturing processes of plastic recyclables, watch the virtual facility tours <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/recycleplus">here</a> or fill out a <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/zero-waste/signup">Zero Waste request form​</a> to schedule a free tour of the MRF.</span></div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNews
Volunteers Needed for Water Wrangler Conservation Program https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2635Water Services1/26/2023 4:58:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2635/Wrangler_NR_BecomeAWranglerb.pngVolunteers Needed for Water Wrangler Conservation Program <div class="ExternalClass21C10981A79B4FD69DCEF3DF0B29C5BB"><html> <div>Phoenix Water is asking community members to donate their time to help others learn about the importance of water conservation.  <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The continued Colorado River water shortage is a stark reminder of how important it is for everyone to reduce their water use. The innovative Water Wrangler program will teach people about water and empower them to share their knowledge with others. It is an excellent opportunity for community-minded people looking to be a positive influence. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Water Wrangler program includes a 12-hour training program that spans four sessions and covers Water 101, Utility Operations, Water Resources and Conservation, and Outreach Education. After completing Phoenix Water Wrangler Institute, participants receive a Certificate of Participation and a shirt. In addition, they will get opportunities to serve as community representatives at local events, public meetings, and City of Phoenix programs. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Periods of drought are common in the desert southwest, sometimes enduring for decades. To be part of the solution, community members must adapt to the desert lifestyle and do their part to be water smart. Through information sharing and community engagement, the Phoenix Water Wrangler Institute will activate water conservation for the benefit of everyone in our community.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>To apply, <a href="/waterservices/waterwrangler" target="_blank"><strong>submit an online application</strong></a> by Jan. 31 for the virtual training.  </div> <div> </div> <div>These are the requirements to participate:  <br></div> <div> <ul> <li>Volunteers who are at least 18 years or older<br></li> <li>A high school graduate/GED equivalent, or higher</li> <li>An excellent communicator  </li> <li>Able to fully complete pre-service, required training</li> <li>Comfortable with public speaking, familiar with community development, and experienced in collaborating across diverse groups</li> <li>Creative, responsible, flexible, and self-motivated </li> <li>Passionate about learning and promoting water conservation and sustainability in our desert city<br></li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Where:</strong> Virtual via WebEx (or another digital platform).<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>When:</strong> Trainings are on Thursday evenings starting February 16 to March 9. Volunteer opportunities range across weekdays, weekday evenings, and weekends.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Deadline:</strong> Registration for the Spring 2023 cohort is now open until January 31, 2023. All four training sessions are required to complete the program.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Apply:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/waterwrangler"><strong>phoenix.gov/waterwrangler</strong></a>  <br></div> <div>  </div> <div>Media Contact:   <br></div> <div>Angela Serda  </div> <div>Public Information Specialist   </div> <div>Cell: (623) 499-8919 (call or text)  </div> <div>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:angela.serda@phoenix.gov"><strong>angela.serda@phoenix.gov</strong></a><strong>  </strong></div> <div>   <br></div> <div>Volunteer Program Contact:   <br></div> <div>Emilie Brown<br></div> <div>Water Resource Specialist </div> <div>Phone: 602-495-5653</div> <div>Email:  <a target="_blank" href="mailto:emilie.brown@phoenix.gov"><strong>emilie.brown@phoenix.gov</strong></a><br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNews
Phoenix to Reopen West Plaza Park Featuring New Amenitieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2638Parks and Recreation1/25/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2638/IMG_1516.jpgPhoenix to Reopen West Plaza Park Featuring New Amenities<div class="ExternalClass40D70FE67E934744835950D332C89036"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">T</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">he City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and Phoenix City Councilwoman Betty Guardado have partnered to reopen West Plaza Park featuring a wide range of new and improved amenities.</span></p> <p>“Offering Phoenix residents an environment where they can make memories, enjoy nature, spend time with their families and meet their fitness goals is exactly what this park was designed to do," said Phoenix City Councilwoman Betty Guardado. “This is a space that has amenities to fit the needs of all age ranges." </p> <p>West Plaza Park offers a brand-new butterfly garden, outdoor sport stations, a fitness equipment plaza, a large ramada complex, four small ramadas with ADA-compliant seating, benches and much more. </p> <p>The new garden is shaped like the pattern featured on Monarch butterfly wings and has several plants including Desert Milkweed, Pink Fairy Duster, Trailing Indigo Bush and Mexican Evening Primrose to attract common butterflies found in Phoenix.</p> <p>Phoenix residents are also able to enjoy various outdoor fitness activities including basketball, sand volleyball, cornhole, and a ping pong table. The fitness equipment plaza features a stationary bike, leg and arm extension, a chest and vertical press and abdominal bench.</p> <p>“I am truly proud of this park and everyone who helped make this project a reality. Thank you to Councilwoman Guardado and the Parks and Recreation team for making these amenities possible," says City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Director Cynthia Aguilar. </p> <p>The City is welcoming local media to the ribbon cutting event to help spread the word to Phoenix residents that West Plaza Park is now open.  <br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

 

 

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