Now Open: Kids’ Coloring Contest to Showcase Importance of Environmental Protections https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2934Water Services11/16/2023 10:21:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2934/SM_Kids_Art_Contest_ Newsroom_2023-07.pngNow Open: Kids’ Coloring Contest to Showcase Importance of Environmental Protections <div class="ExternalClass202CB5FF4E524938822FF1A74E854543"><html> <div>​The Environmental Services Division (ESD), part of Phoenix Water Services Dept., is delighted to present a community-focused and art engagement experience designed to educate children and families about environmental protection.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Water Warriors Kids' Coloring Contest is now open and running until December 31, 2023, where children aged six to twelve can showcase their artistic skills and illustrate various ways residents can contribute to protecting our environment and water quality. The top twelve contest participants will have their artwork entry featured in the creation of an engaging and undated calendar giveaway that will benefit our entire community and win a cool prize.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Building upon the success of the 2023 Only Rain in the Storm Drain Bookmark Contest, which centered around the Stormwater Management program, this year the ESD Division aims to shed light on additional ways that residents can actively protect the environment. The ESD team consistently works towards educating and engaging with the community through initiatives like Commercial Outreach and addressing illegal dumping complaints. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The contest name has transitioned from "Only Rain in the Storm Drain," focused on Stormwater Awareness, to "Water Warriors," encouraging kids to incorporate one of the Water Department mascots: Wayne Drop, Loo Poo, and Hopper and create actionable scenes that depict the mascots being a “Water Warrior.” Through the public education component of this campaign, Phoenix Water Dept. shares specific behaviors that residents should be mindful of to safeguard our community's waterways. Some of these examples are picking up trash, throwing away lawn clippings/leaves, or even scooping up your pet’s poo. More suggestions are available at <a href="/WaterColoringContest" target="_blank"><strong>phoenix.gov/WaterColoringContest</strong></a><strong>.</strong></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>How to Enter the Contest </strong> <br> <br> </div> <div>1.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><a href="/waterservicessite/Documents/FLYER_Kids_Art_Contest_2024.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>Download the flyer</strong></a><strong>,</strong> <a href="/waterservicessite/Documents/RULES_Kids_Art_Contest__2024.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>contest rules</strong></a>, and <a href="/waterservicessite/Documents/TEMPLATE_Kids_Art_Contest_2024.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>template</strong></a> to enter. Art must be original and created in the <a href="/waterservicessite/Documents/TEMPLATE_Kids_Art_Contest_2024.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>template</strong></a> provided. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>2.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span><a title="" href="mailto:watersmart@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"><strong>Email it to us!</strong></a><strong> </strong>Scan or take a photo of your finished art and email it to: <a href="mailto:watersmart@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"><strong>watersmart@phoenix.gov</strong></a><strong>.</strong> For all entries, include "<strong>2024 Kids Art Contest</strong>” in the subject line. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>3.<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Submission Deadline: Friday, December 31 at 4:59 p.m. (MST) Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and how well entrants capture the theme of the contest. The City reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not follow contest rules or deemed inappropriate. <a href="/waterservicessite/Documents/RULES_Kids_Art_Contest__2024.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>Read the full list of contest rules</strong></a><strong>.</strong>The top twelve participants will be announced January 2024 and they will have their artwork featured in the undated printed calendar.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Learn more at <a href="/WaterColoringContest" target="_blank"><strong>phoenix.gov/WaterColoringContest</strong></a> or <a href="/waterservices" target="_blank"><strong>phoenix.gov/water.</strong></a><strong>  </strong><br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>A<strong>bout Phoenix Water Services Dept. Environmental Services Division:</strong></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Environmental Services Division (ESD) is dedicated to protecting public health and the environment by maintaining compliance with environmental regulations for drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater quality.<br><br></div> <div>Through the effective management of the Water Monitoring, Industrial Pretreatment, Commercial Inspection, Stormwater Management, and Wastewater Monitoring programs, we provide a safe and reliable domestic water supply to all residents and maintain a clean, healthy environment.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>ESD also ensures compliance with environmental regulations and permits with a water, wastewater and stormwater compliance section.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>ESD operates a NELAC Certified Environmental Laboratory.​<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Visit <a href="https://phoenix.gov/ESDNews" target="_blank"><strong>phoenix.gov/ESDNews</strong></a><strong> </strong>to subscribe to the Environmental Services Newsletter.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></div> <div> <br> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWayne Drop, Loo Poo and Hopper the FrogWater DeptJimena Garrison480-390-1933jimena.garrison@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/106/Jimena_Garrison.jpgPHXWater



S'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closurehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3163S’edav Va’aki Museum7/11/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3163/MuseumClosure_SVM_003.jpgS'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closure<div class="ExternalClassBA11FF759D004763899136C76708AEBF"><html> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Beginnin</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">g Jul</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">y 15</span><sup style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">th</sup><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> S'e</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;text-decoration-line:underline;">d</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">av Va'aki Museum will be temporarily closed to the public for renovations.</span></span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">After 50 years, the entrance lobby will get a new floor and a custom-made front desk. In addition, the space will become an inviting introduction to the O'Odham people, the descendants of the original inhabitants of the site, and our neighbors.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">In addition, after 20 years, the “Dig It" gallery will be transformed into a changing exhibit space so that the Museum can present many new and exciting topics to our visitors. For example, when we reopen, or inaugural exhibit in the new Connections gallery is <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em style="">Following Their Roots</em></span> – a comprehensive look at indigenous farming techniques across the diverse ecosystems of Arizona. This will include a timely discussion of sustainable farming practices and indigenous food sovereignty.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Depending on renovation work, we anticipate opening our <strong style="">outside trail only</strong> for visitors in early August.  Visitors will be able to cool down and have access to restrooms in our Community Room area. The Museum will remain closed through September.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Please check back for specific details about trail openings, Museum reopening date, and exhibit opening dates.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">During the closure, if guests want to learn more about what the S'edav Va'aki Museum has to offer visit our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/education/virtual-programming"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Virtual Programming</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page. Prospective visitors can also take look at our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Online Exhibits</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page which has several platforms to view permanent and past exhibits or even take a virtual tour along the </span> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/%4033.4455837%2c-111.984458%2c3a%2c75y%2c178.83h%2c79.38t/data=%213m6%211e1%213m4%211sgq7cyYddvHHSqHlQrH_WGw%212e0%217i13312%218i6656?coh=205409&entry=ttu"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Interpretive Mound Trail</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;">. </span> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Motorcycle Safety Tips https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3161Police7/11/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3161/IMG_9517.pngMotorcycle Safety Tips <div class="ExternalClassC92BBB2DEEA44DC2B745742C5DC2307F"><html> <p>​With National Motorcycle Day on the second Friday in July, the Phoenix Police Department would like to remind riders to enjoy their ride, but to be safe while doing it.</p> <p>Here are some tips for staying safe while out on a motorcycle:</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li> <strong>Wear proper gear.  </strong>Wear protective clothing such as a well fit jacket, gloves, riding boots and long pants, as well as a DOT approved helmet.</li> <li> <strong>Maintain your motorcycle.</strong> Like any vehicle, riders should make sure the motorcycle is in good running condition. Check the tire pressure, breaks, fluids, lights and mirrors.</li> <li> <strong>Stay visible. </strong>Do not ride in the blind spots of other vehicles. Always have headlights on, even during the daytime hours.</li> <li> <strong>Do not ride under the influence. </strong> Do not ride after drinking alcohol or taking drugs, including some prescriptions.</li> <li> <strong>Avoid inclement weather. </strong>This includes stormy weather and extreme heat.  </li> <li> <strong>Stay alert. </strong>Pay attention to the vehicles around you. Keep an eye out for debris in the roadway.<br></li> </ul> <p>The Traffic Education Safety Squad of the Phoenix Police Department likes to remind riders of the <strong>2-4-12 Rule</strong>.</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li>Keep a <strong>2 second</strong> distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.</li> <li>Look ahead <strong>4 seconds</strong>.</li> <li>Scan ahead <strong>12 seconds</strong>.</li> </ul> <p> <br> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
Police Chief's Advisory Boards: Bringing Police and Community Togetherhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3159Police7/10/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/HjEEn82di00?si=TNo892f6Wmci_XnAPolice Chief's Advisory Boards: Bringing Police and Community Together<div class="ExternalClass773FE1DF572D45BABB6A9E0999CD25F0"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Building and maintaining trust-based relationships are fundamental to community policing, essential for crime prevention and crucial for fostering public confidence in law enforcement. The Phoenix Police Department's Police Chief's Advisory Boards were established for this purpose. Starting over 30 years ago with some beginning in the late '60s, each Advisory Board has a detective assigned as a community liaison. Board members work with their liaisons to communicate concerns and create solutions to social problems.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo



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