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February 2017
3 Health, Environmental, and Pesticide Safety Education Training. Core I, Day 2. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island's East Farm. For information, call Robin Mooney at 222-4700 ext. 4513.
3 Providence Boat Show presented by Washington Trust. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the RI Convention Center in Providence. Show runs through Sunday, February 5. For information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.providenceboatshow.com.
4 Providence Boat Show presented by Washington Trust & DEM Boater Safety Exam. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the RI Convention Center in Providence. DEM's Boater Safety Challenge Exam will be offered free of charge at the boat show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Show runs through Sunday, February 5. For information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.providenceboatshow.com.
5 Trapping Workshop. Sponsored by DEM’s Division of Fish & Wildlife. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at DEM’s Fish & Wildlife Education Center located at Camp E-Hun-Tee Place in Exeter. Space is limited and registration is required. For information or to register, contact Jessica Pena at 539-0019 or via email at jessica.pena@dem.ri.gov. Please provide name, phone number and email address to register.
ALL SPACES FOR THIS CLASS HAVE BEEN FILLED. View more information on the Hunter Education page.
5 Providence Boat Show presented by Washington Trust. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the RI Convention Center in Providence. For information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.providenceboatshow.com.
6 Public Workshop on Proposed Regulatory Changes to RI Marine Fisheries Regulations. 5 p.m. in the Hazard Rooms at the Coastal Institute Building, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, South Ferry Road in Narragansett. For information, contact Peter Duhamel at Peter.Duhamel@dem.ri.gov or at 423-1927 or visit DEM's Marine Fisheries Public Meetings page.
8 Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council (EC4) Meeting, Chair Janet Coit. 9:30 a.m. in Room 300 at DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Providence. For additional information, contact Elizabeth Stone at 222-4700 ext. 2422. Click here for directions.
13 Public Hearing on Proposed Regulatory Changes to RI Marine Fisheries Regulations. 6 p.m. in Corless Auditorium at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, South Ferry Road in Narragansett. For information, contact Peter Duhamel at Peter.Duhamel@dem.ri.gov or at 423-1927 or visit DEM's Marine Fisheries Public Meetings page.
21 Trout Hatchery Open House From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Lafayette Fish Hatchery, 424 Hatchery Road, North Kingstown, DEM Division of Fish & Wildlife will host an open house with continuous tours of the trout hatchery – one of three facilities where DEM raises fish until they are stocked in state waters. There will be arts & crafts, and participants will learn about the life stages of trout, fly-casting and fly-tying, and fish-feeding.
21 George Washington Management Area, 2185 Putnam Pike, Glocester At 12:30 pm, DEM’s Divisions of Forest Environment and Law Enforcement will host a guided hike in this 4,000-acre management area. Participants will learn about wildlife, trees, and conservation practices. The guided hike will depart from George Washington Management Area headquarters office building. Space is limited to 30 registered children and their families. To register, send the name and ages of participants to Bruce Payton at bruce.payton@dem.ri.gov. Participants are encouraged to bring a t-shirt that can be used for wildlife footprint stamping. Learn more about the park at RIparks.com.
22 Guided Hike at Arcadia Management Area, Hopkinton/Richmond/Exeter At 10:00 am, DEM's Division of Forest Environment will host a guided hike in the 14,000-acre Arcadia Management Area, which is the state's largest recreation area for hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, mountain biking and horseback riding. Participants will learn about forests, hiking and trail etiquette, warm water fisheries, wildlife, and how to identify trees in winter. The guided hike will depart from the parking area at Browning Mill Pond off Arcadia Road. Learn more about the park at RIparks.com.
23 Guided Hike at John H. Chafee Nature Preserve at Rome Point, North Kingstown At 1:00 p.m., DEM's Division of Parks and Recreation will host a walk at the 230-acre nature preserve which is home to a variety of wildlife, beachfront, and hiking trails. Participants will learn about the different plant and tree species within the preserve and view the seals hauled out on the rocks just offshore. Warm clothing, sturdy shoes, and binoculars/cameras are recommended. The guided walk will depart from the parking area on Boston Neck Road. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early. Rain date is Friday, February 24. Learn more about the park at RIparks.com.
23 RI Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council (EC4) Advisory Board Meeting, Chair Fred Presley 9:00 a.m. in Conference Room A (4th Floor) at DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Providence. Click here for directions. For additional information, contact Elizabeth Stone at 222-4700 ext. 2422. Click here to learn more about RI EC4.
25 Birding Workshop at Beavertail State Park, Jamestown From 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., DEM's Division of Fish & Wildlife will host a birding workshop on sea duck identification. Participants will learn to identify the various species of sea ducks that call Narragansett Bay home during the winter. Binoculars and field guides are suggested; participants may also download the Merlin app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology prior to the workshop. Registration is recommended. Participants should assemble in the parking area to the right of the main drive just before the lighthouse. Learn more about the park at RIparks.com.


Rev. 12/23/16