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Pueblo Grande Museum Changing Name to “S’edav Va’aki Museum” https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/2705S’edav Va’aki Museum3/24/2023 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2705/Sedav Vaaki Museum Front.jpgPueblo Grande Museum Changing Name to “S’edav Va’aki Museum” <div class="ExternalClass92E83DB154B84FB1AADCA3B5EFCAAEEB"><html> <p>​During a Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board Meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2023, the board voted unanimously to change the name of Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park to “S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum."</p> <p>The name S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki (Salt River Pima – Maricopa Indian Community spelling) or Central Vahki (English spelling) is an O'Odham name that reflects the connection the site has with the local O'Odham and Piipaash communities. S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki refers to the large platform mound (Va'aki) that is preserved at the site, and the central location of this ancestral village within the Salt River Valley and to the extensive canal system created by these exceptional engineers before Euro-Americans moved into the region.</p> <p>The Parks and Recreation Board also approved the use of the marketing tagline, “Gateway to Phoenix Heritage."</p> <p>“Renaming the Pueblo Grande Museum to the S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum could not come at a better time as our city celebrates Phoenix History Month. The name change reflects our commitment to honoring the Indigenous people who helped build our community thousands of years ago. I look forward to the continued educational impact this museum will have on all Phoenicians," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.</p> <p>“S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum will continue to be an amazing resource for Phoenix history," District 8 Councilmember Carlos Garcia said. “We must ensure that our local institutions are reflecting the diversity of our area and taking steps to recognize and celebrate all cultures."</p> <p>“This is an important step for our City," said Kelly Dalton, Chair of the Parks and Recreation Board. "This new name reflects our commitment to honoring those who have shaped our culture and history."  </p> <p>“Words and titles matter. This name change will help to have a greater and more direct impact on how this significant ancestral site is interpreted," said Shane Anton, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.</p> <p>The previous name, Pueblo Grande, is defined in the Spanish language and denotes the site as a “pueblo," which is not how the O'Odham would describe their villages or habitation sites. </p> <p>The museum exists to preserve and help interpret the site and the ancestral occupation and to bring attention to living indigenous communities. Located on a site with one of the few remaining platform mounds (Va'aki) differentiates the museum from other museums in Phoenix. Rebranding the museum with an appropriate O'Odham name will better serve museum audiences. This change will elevate the museum's profile and increase interest in the site.</p> <p>Throughout summer and fall, the museum will gradually begin transitioning signage throughout the museum and on the website. </p> <p>In fall of 2023, the new S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum will unveil its new logo during a “reopening" event.</p> <p>The Parks and Recreation Department acknowledges the City of Phoenix is located within Native Land. Read the department's commitment to respecting Ancestral Indigenous Communities in our Land Acknowledgement Statement on <a href="file:///C:/Users/082377/Desktop/phoenix.gov/parks" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/parks</a>. <br></p><p>Pronunciation guide:<br></p><ul><li><strong>S'e</strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>d</strong></span><strong>av </strong>pronounced suh-UH-dahf</li><li><strong>Va'aki </strong>pronounced VAH-ah-kee</li><li><strong>O'Odham</strong> pronounced awe-THUMB</li><li><strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Piipaash</strong><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> pronounced pee-POSH</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></li></ul><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNewssedav-vaaki-museumS'edav Va'aki Museum SVMS’edav Va’aki Museum, Name Change, Archaeological Park, Historic Preservation, National Historic Landmark, Indigenous Cultures, Native American, AZ Museums, AZ History, History, Archaeology, DTPHX, Phoenix Point of Pride, My PHX, My Phoenix, ArizonaAdam Waltz602-781-1334602-534-6648adam.waltz@phoenix.govSedavVaakiThe name S'edav Va'aki (Salt River Pima – Maricopa Indian Community spelling) or Central Vahki (English spelling) is an O'Odham name that reflects the connection the site has with the local O'Odham and Piipaash communities

 

 

City of Phoenix Hosts Its Largest Neighborhood Tree Planting Event of the Seasonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/3039Environment & Sustainability3/1/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3039/image000001.JPGCity of Phoenix Hosts Its Largest Neighborhood Tree Planting Event of the Season<div class="ExternalClassCAA0A79D70654191B18E50FFF6932A6A"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​The </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">City of Phoenix is planting approximately 200</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> 24" box trees for grant recipients living in a Westwood neighborhood on Saturday, March 2, marking it as the biggest City-sponsored neighborhood tree planting event of the season.</span></p> <p>“Planting trees across Phoenix not only enhances the beauty of our neighborhoods but also puts in motion our strategic vision for urban forestry. These trees represent our commitment to shade equity and climate resilience, ensuring that every resident enjoys the benefits of a greener, cooler, and more inviting environment," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.</p> <p>Last fall, the Office of Heat Response and Mitigation launched its Community Canopy grant program which offers free trees and tree planting support for residents and neighborhoods in <a href="https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sadda/sadda_qct.html" target="_blank">Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs)</a>. </p> <p>"I am incredibly proud to represent such a vibrant and engaged community," Councilwoman Laura Pastor said. “It brings me great joy to see so many of my constituents taking advantage of the Community Canopy grant program, as it not only beautifies our neighborhoods but also has numerous environmental benefits."</p> <p>Trees for the tree planting are being supplied by <a href="https://www.treeland.com/" target="_blank">Treeland Nurseries</a> and contractor <a href="https://westcoastarborists.com/" target="_blank">West Coast Arborists</a> will plant trees for grant recipients. In addition, each resident will receive a supply bag equipped with an irrigation timer, a moisture meter, a 100-foot hose, two t-shirts as well as information on their trees and how to care for them. </p> <p>“The goal of these tree plantings is to provide more shade to homes in Phoenix neighborhoods as well as bring communities together. A lot of these residents are meeting their neighbors for the first time," says Urban Tree Project Manager Lora Martens. “These tree plantings in front line communities, are truly improving the tree equity gap in our city." </p> <p>The grant program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and <a href="https://phoenix-gov.formstack.com/forms/community_canopy_grant_application" target="_blank">applications</a> for the Community Canopy grant program are still being accepted. Residents interested in getting trees planted in their neighborhood can submit their application online at <a href="/heat" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/heat</a>. All projects must be completed by Dec. 31. <br><br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNews
E-scooter Program to Expand to 24/7 Schedule on March 1https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/3038Street Transportation2/29/2024 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3038/Micromobility Program_3032_Newsroom.jpgE-scooter Program to Expand to 24/7 Schedule on March 1<div class="ExternalClassCC10D341742347EABCEF5329D9797C5C"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Street Transportation Department will expand operation of its Shared Micromobility Program to 24 hours a day, seven days a week effective at midnight on Friday, March 1. The program currently operates daily from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The 24/7 schedule of operation will be done as a six-month pilot program, during which usage data and other metrics will be reviewed.<br></p> <p>Launched permanently in January 2023 with vendors Lime and Spin, the program includes the shared rental use of e-scooters, e-bikes, traditional pedal bikes and adaptive bikes. The program currently operates in the city's downtown core, as well as areas to the south, west and east of downtown.​ </p> <p> <a href="/newssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fstreetssite%2FMediaAssets%2FPhoenix%5FMicromobility%5FProgram%5FBoundary%5FMap%2Epng" target="_blank">View the Shared Micromobility Program boundary map</a> </p> <p>During the 24/7 pilot program, customers using the vehicles between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. will be required to take a late-night rider reaction test available through each respective vendor's app. </p> <p>Various vendors have operated e-scooters in downtown Phoenix since September 2019 as part of a city-managed pilot program. In December 2022, City Council authorized the Street Transportation Department to finalize an agreement with Lime and Spin to be the official vendors when the pilot program ended. The permanent program began in January 2023.</p> <p>Additional information about the Shared Micromobility​ Program is available at <a href="/streets/scooters" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Scooters</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews
Pool Fence Safety Program Funding Availablehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3037Fire2/28/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/p0Q4z6wI2ssPool Fence Safety Program Funding Available<div class="ExternalClassDCF62A084C614DA080FA4F7147242843"><html> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The Phoenix Fire Department prides itself in prioritizing water safety and working to prevent drownings. In 2022, the Phoenix Fire Department rebranded its water safety campaign as “DrowningZero.” The goal to accomplish zero drownings with zero access to unsafe bodies of water. But we know we can’t do this alone. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> <br> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The Phoenix Fire Department has a longstanding tradition of working alongside community partners including the United Phoenix Firefighters Local 493.</span></p><p> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">In collaboration with Child Crisis Arizona, SRP and the 493 Firefighter Foundation, the group is proud to bring back the Pool Fence Safety Program to enhance water safety in our community. This initiative aims to provide free pool fences to eligible families with children aged six or younger living in owner-occupied homes within Maricopa County. By addressing water safety concerns, we strive to prevent accidents and promote child safety around pools.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span></p><p> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">To qualify for the program, families must meet specific eligibility criteria, including income qualification and residency within Maricopa County. Applications must be submitted by March 24, 2024, and include bids from licensed pool fence contractors. Funding awarded through the program is directed to pool vendors, ensuring families receive the necessary safety measures.</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">We encourage eligible families to apply for this vital safety measure, prioritizing water safety in their homes and safeguarding their children from potential hazards.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">To apply for the Pool Fence Safety Program, visit: </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/</span> </span></a></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideo

 

 

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