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Phoenix Water Grows Trees to Revitalize Tres Rios Wetlandshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/1341Water Services6/16/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1341/tree planting (749x421).pngPhoenix Water Grows Trees to Revitalize Tres Rios Wetlands<div class="ExternalClass7B1B61C1E91F41AA80DD463DD557EF27"><html> <p>The lush and scenic Tres Rios Wetlands are full of cottonwood groves, willows, mesquites, palo verde and other desert trees around the reed-lined ponds. Among these native trees lives the highly invasive salt cedar. These problematic trees diminish the health of surrounding trees by taking away water and nutrients. “A fully-grown salt cedar can drink up to 200 gallons of water a day,” said Lisa Bird, Operations & Maintenance Supervisor at the Tres Rios Wetlands.<br></p> <p>As Phoenix Water staff remove the overpowering salt cedar, they replace it with native plants to prevent the salt cedar from growing back. The team at the 91st Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant grow trees from native seed pods rather than purchasing more trees.<br></p> <p>The project started over two years ago by building a structure with supplies already on hand and a goal to grow more desert trees.<br></p> <p>Throughout the year, staff harvest seed pods from native desert trees at the wetlands. They strategically plant seeds in stages year-round to always have trees readily available. These seeds are planted in tall pots or PVC pipe and grow in a shaded structure until they are ready for planting. The tall pot allows young plants to develop a tap root as long as 30 inches. A healthy taproot allows the plant to reach water deep in the soil.<br></p> <p>Last year 250 trees were grown and almost all of them have successfully matured in the ground. The shade structure now has the capacity to produce 1,000 trees.<br></p> <p>“This project restores a vital wetland and riparian habitat that is home to more than 150 different species of birds and animals like muskrats, raccoons, skunks, coyotes, bobcats and beavers,” states Stuart Dalbey, Deputy Water Services Director at the 91st Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant. “This is part of a larger effort to bring the Salt River back to the condition it was in during the early 1800s.”<br></p> <p>Phoenix Water donates some of the trees to the Parks and Recreation Department. Since March of 2019, 272 trees have been donated to the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration area, 15 to North Mountain Park, North Mountain Visitor Center and Deem Hills Preserve areas and 8 to the Sonoran Preserve.​</p><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><br></span></p><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><em>Story by Gina Conrow</em></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesPhoenix Water Grows Trees to Revitalize Tres Rios WetlandsWater Dept@PHXWater #PHXWaterSmart #PHXWaterPHXWaterSmart, Tree Planting, Tres Rios WetlandsAthena Sanchez602-621-0507602-261-8681athena.sanchez@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/82/Athena_Sanchez.jpgPHXWater

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/19/2020 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass0EF2C448AC7648F3B490591B6EBA29D5"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353" target="_blank">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People </h3> <p> <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/23/2020 6:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass4410FA4E8FA749858A003BAFC29B0B93"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. Free to all community members. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed first and Drive-Thru Testing sites are listed further down the page.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​</span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">Free testing for everyone. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020</h3><p>Mountain View Community Center<br>1104 E. GroversPhoenix, AZ 85022<br>Council District 2 & 3<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020</h3><p>Maryvale Community Center<br>4420 N. 51st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85031<br>Council District 5<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, Oct. 26, 2020</h3><p>Western Star Park<br>4425 E. Western Star Blvd.Phoenix, AZ 85044<br>Council District 6<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020</h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>Council District 1<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, Oct. 30, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020</h3><p>Matthew Henson Community Center<br>1150 S. 7th Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>Council District 8<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p> </p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;line-height:1.4;"><span style="text-align:left;background-color:window;"><font color="#bf0071">Community Drive-Thru Testing<br></font></span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">Free testing for everyone. Testing is limited. Appointments required.</span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">​</span></h2><h3>Saturday, Oct. 24</h3><p>Betty H. Fairfax High School<br>8225 S. 59th Lane, Laveen, AZ<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://FamilyTreeHealthcare.com">http://FamilyTreeHealthcare.com</a></p><p>Kingdom In the Valley Christian Church <br>11640 N 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><p>Osborn Middle School<br>1102 W Highland, Phoenix, AZ 85013 <br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647    </p><h3>Saturday, November 7</h3><p>Grand Canyon University<br>5115 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>St. Jerome Catholic Church<br>10815 N 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, November 14</h3><p>El Reposo Park<br>6000 S 7th Street, Phoenix 85042<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>Maryvale High School<br>3415 N 59th Ave.,  Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, November 21</h3><p>Sevilla  Elementary School<br>3851 W Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ 85019 <br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, December 5       </h3><p>Alhambra High School<br>3839 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85019<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>Orangewood Elementary<br>7337 N 19th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85021<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, December 5</h3><p>Espiritu Community Development<br>4848 S 2nd St, Phoenix AZ 85040<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><p>Ed Pastor Elementary School<br>2101 W Alta Vista Rd, Phoenix AZ 85041<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p>  </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Tamra Ingersoll<br>Cell: (602) 376-3981<br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov">tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov</a></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
PHXTV Classroom: Kyrene School District Returns to Classroom Instructionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/classroom/1588PHXTV Classroom10/23/2020 11:48:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/km53T31W_swPHXTV Classroom: Kyrene School District Returns to Classroom Instruction<div class="ExternalClassA6A8BD2C5DD24756AF6972EFCDAA1C50"><html> <p>​Erin Helm, Director of Communications and Marketing for the Kyrene School Distict, shares the district's new safety guidelines for students returning to classroom instruction.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/classroomVideo

 

 

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Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass3A20C750F0494BAAA7926AA5A46FAD6F"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM10/30/2020 8:18:55 PM

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