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September 2018
2 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Narragansett, Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
4 Marksmanship Training 9 AM to Noon at the Great Swamp Shooting Range. This FREE training is open to all but is designed to help the novice shooter reach a level of competence necessary to continue to practice and advance on their own. You must provide a properly functioning firearm in a case, appropriate factory ammunition, paper targets (or clay targets for shotgun), and eye and ear protection. The range permit requirement will be waived for up to 3 sessions. Pre-registration is required! For more details and to register, contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov.
5 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Route 103 on the East Providence/Barrington line, Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
7 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
8 Bowhunter Education Course 8 AM to 4 PM at Rumford Hunting and Fishing Club, 165 Providence St., Rehoboth MA. Pre-Registration with the instructor is required. All courses are free of charge. To register, contact George Hayes at 433-2931 or gphayesiii@cox.net. To learn more about Hunter Education, contact Jessica Pena at 539-0019 or Jessica.pena@dem.ri.gov or visit the DEM Hunter Education page.
9 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Narragansett, Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
11 Marksmanship Training 9 AM to Noon at the Great Swamp Shooting Range. This FREE training is open to all but is designed to help the novice shooter reach a level of competence necessary to continue to practice and advance on their own. You must provide a properly functioning firearm in a case, appropriate factory ammunition, paper targets (or clay targets for shotgun), and eye and ear protection. The range permit requirement will be waived for up to 3 sessions. Pre-registration is required! For more details and to register, contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov.
12 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Route 103 on the East Providence/Barrington line, Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
14 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
15 Herp Hunt at Camp E-Hun-Tee Outdoor Education Office in Exeter. What is a herp?! It's just short for "herptiles," which is a fancy way of saying "reptiles and amphibians." Join the Division's new herpetologist, Scott Buchanan, on a search for these awesome creatures! During this program, you will learn about the reptile and amphibian species of Rhode Island, scientific techniques for collecting data about these animals, and the conservation issues that they face. Learn more and register here.
15 & 16 Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course at URI in Kingston, RI. If you are interested in becoming a wildlife rehabilitator, or would like to be educated in good wildlife stewardship, the Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course is a great opportunity! Thanks to the International Wildlife Rehabilitators Council, RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildilfe is able to host this 2-day course once a year at the University of Rhode Island. It is a required course for those who would like to be permitted as a wildlife rehabilitator in Rhode Island, so sign up before spaces are filled! Fee required to participate. Learn more and register here.
16 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Narragansett, Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
18 Marksmanship Training 9 AM to Noon at the Great Swamp Shooting Range. This FREE training is open to all but is designed to help the novice shooter reach a level of competence necessary to continue to practice and advance on their own. You must provide a properly functioning firearm in a case, appropriate factory ammunition, paper targets (or clay targets for shotgun), and eye and ear protection. The range permit requirement will be waived for up to 3 sessions. Pre-registration is required! For more details and to register, contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov.
19 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Route 103 on the East Providence/Barrington line, Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
19 Youth Waterfowl Hunt and Training 5 PM to 8 PM at the Great Swamp Offices and Shooting Range. The Division of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with Ducks Unlimited announces the fourth annual mentored Youth Waterfowl Hunt and Training. All youth’s age 12 to 15 that have completed a Hunter Education class are invited to attend. Orientation and Training will be held Wednesday, September 19. A mentored youth waterfowl hunt will be held on Saturday, October 27. Pre-Registration is required for both the training and the mentored hunt. For additional information, view the flyer or contact the Division of Fish and Wildlife at 401-789-0281.
21 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
22 Saltwater Fly Fishing Safari 9 AM to 3 PM on the Narrow River. Designed for the advanced beginner through intermediate fly fishing angler, this workshop focuses on proper casting and fly fishing techniques. Equipment, lunch, and light instruction provided. Participants must be over 10 years of age (all students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult), have a saltwater fishing license, and must bring waders. Fee: $15 per person. Space is limited and registration required. For more information, please contact Kimberly Sullivan at 401-539-0019 or kimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov. For more information, visit the DEM Aquatic Resource Education page.
22 Bat Chat 11 AM at Cross' Mills Public Library, Charlestown. Get into the Halloween spirit a little early and join us at the library for a talk about bats!
23 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Narragansett, Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
25 Marksmanship Training 9 AM to Noon at the Great Swamp Shooting Range. This FREE training is open to all but is designed to help the novice shooter reach a level of competence necessary to continue to practice and advance on their own. You must provide a properly functioning firearm in a case, appropriate factory ammunition, paper targets (or clay targets for shotgun), and eye and ear protection. The range permit requirement will be waived for up to 3 sessions. Pre-registration is required! For more details and to register, contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov.
26 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Route 103 on the East Providence/Barrington line, Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
26 & 29 Hunter Education Course Wednesday: 6 PM to 9 PM; Saturday 8 AM to 5 PM at Smithfield Sportsmen's Club, 14 Walter Carey Road, Smithfield. Pre-Registration with the instructor is required. All courses are free of charge. To register, contact Contact: https://bit.ly/2vTfAV1 or for questions, contact Jessica Pena at 539-0019, Jessica.pena@dem.ri.gov. Learn more about DEM Hunter Education
28 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
29 Learn to Freshwater Fish 9 AM to Noon at the Carolina Trout Hatchery. Have you or your family always wanted to learn how to fish? This class is the perfect opportunity to learn a variety of fishing techniques using push button and spin-cast reels. Learn how to fish for both bass and trout in a 3 hour period. Families with children over 6 years old are welcome. Space is limited and registration required. For more information, please contact Kimberly Sullivan at 401-539-0019 or kimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov. For more information, visit the DEM Aquatic Resource Education page.
29 & Oct. 6 Hunter Education Course 8 AM to 1 PM at Highland Rod & Gun Club, 66A Plainfield Pike, Foster. Pre-Registration with the instructor is required. All courses are free of charge. To register, contact Contact: RudolphJA@verizon.net or for questions, contact Jessica Pena at 539-0019, Jessica.pena@dem.ri.gov. Learn more about DEM Hunter Education
30 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Narragansett, Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
September 2018: Public Meetings, Hearings & Workshops
5 Monthly meeting of the RI Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities: Thursday, August 8
9:30 PM | Room 280 at DEM's headquarters at 235 Promenade St., Providence (directions). This regular monthly meeting focuses on current Board business, such as the disposition of applications by individuals applying for wastewater operator licensure in Rhode Island. Matters before the Board may also include revisions to regulations, requirements for certification to be imposed on individuals or municipalities, and other advisory opinions. The public is welcome to attend. If communication assistance is needed or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation, please contact Traci Pena at 401-222-4700 ext. 2410 or Traci.Pena@dem.ri.gov at least two business days prior to the meeting.
5 Public Hearing re: Proposed Amendments - Rules and Regulations for Underground Storage Facilities Used for Regulated Substances and Hazardous Materials (250-RICR-140-25-1)
Public Hearing re: Proposed Repeal - UST Review Board Regulations (ERLID # 2182)
to collect public comments concerning the proposed rulemaking will commence at 10:00 AM on September 5, 2018, in the Room 300, at the Department of Environmental Management Offices, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908. View proposed rules
5 Shellfish Advisory Panel
4:30 PM | URI Bay Campus, Coastal Institute Building, Large Conference Room, So. Ferry Road, Narragansett (URI Campus Map).
10 RI Marine Fisheries Council Meeting - Proposed amendments to Regulations: Monday, September 10 View information.
12 Public Hearing re: Proposed Repeal to Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual (250-RICR-150-10-7)
Public Hearing re: Proposed Adoption - Stormwater Management, Design, and Installation Rules (250-RICR-150-10-8)
Public Hearing re: Proposed Amendments - Rules Establishing Minimum Standards Relating to Location, Design, Construction and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (250-RICR-150-10-6)
to collect public comments concerning the proposed rulemaking will commence at 10:00 AM on September 12, 2018, in the Room 280C, at the Department of Environmental Management Offices, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908. View proposed rules
13 Public Hearing re: Proposed Amendments - Rhode Island State Pilotage Commission Rules and Regulations (250-RICR-80-00-9) to collect public comments concerning the proposed rulemaking will commence at 9:30 AM on September 13, 2018, in the Room 250, at the Department of Environmental Management Offices, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908. View proposed rule
20 Pollinator Working Group: Thursday, September 20
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM | 235 Promenade St., Providence, RI, in Conference Room 300. Each meeting includes discussion of recommendations and opportunity for public comments.

Rev. 8/31/2018