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May 2017
3 Farmers' Market at Haines Memorial State Park 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Haines Park Road, Barrinton, RI. Shop this weekly farmers' markets for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products & more. The market is open Wednesdays from May 3 to October 25.
2 Cinderworm Fly Tying Workshop. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at USFWS Kettle Pond Visitors Center, Charlestown. Join RIDEM and USFWS and learn how to fly fish the cinder worm hatch that occurs mid-May yearly. Learn how to the tie flies that mimic the hatch and get results! This three day workshop, introduces you to the cinder worm, teaches you how to tie the fly, and brings you to the pond where the action happens. And new this year: learn how to fly fish the hatch from your kayak. Families with children 10 and up are welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Please note: The second session meets on May 9. The third session will be a fishing event on May 13th at the USFWS Ninigret Wildlife Refuge in Charlestown. For more information or to register, email Scott.Travers@dem.ri.gov or call 401-539-0019.
5 Farmers' Market at Goddard State Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 345 Ives Road, Warwick. Shop this weekly farmers' markets for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products & more. The market is open Fridays from May 5 to October 27.
6 Ground Blind Construction Workshop. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fish & Wildlife Education, 1-B Camp E-Hun-Tee Place 1, Exeter. Join Fish & Wildlife staff for a one day, hands-on informational class on ground blind construction at RI . Learn how to select a blind location, ground blind safety, different types of blinds and materials and the necessary tools you need to create a blind. All participants are encouraged to bring food and beverage and to dress appropriately for outdoor conditions. Participants may also want to bring gloves and eye protection to use while involved in the hands-on portion of the workshop. View Flyer. To register, email Scott.Travers@dem.ri.gov or call 401-539-0019.
6, 7 Free Freshwater Fishing Weekend. The public is invited to fish without a fishing license or trout conservation stamp in the state's freshwaters. Six local ponds will be stocked with over 6,000 rainbow trout and 4,000 golden trout for the event. Stocked waters include: Peck Pond, Burrillville; Browning Mill Pond, Exeter; Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown; Upper Melville Pond, Portsmouth; Meadowbrook Pond, Richmond; and Shippee Sawmill Pond, Foster. Free fishing weekend does not apply to saltwater fishing or saltwater licenses. Freshwater fishing regulations on size and limits apply on May 6 and May 7. The daily creel and possession limit for trout is five from April 8, 2017 through November 30, 2017, and two from December 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018. Anglers who catch a golden trout on free fishing weekend and throughout the season will receive a free golden trout pin. Take a picture of your catch and send it to Jessica Pena at Jessica.pena@dem.ri.gov.
7 Farmers' Market at Fishermen's Memorial State Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1011 Point Judith Road, Narragansett. Shop this weekly farmers' markets for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products & more. The market is open Sundays from May 7 to October 22.
10 Farmers' Market at Haines Memorial State Park 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Haines Park Road, Barrinton, RI. Shop this weekly farmers' markets for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products & more. The market is open Wednesdays from May 3 to October 25.
12 Farmers' Market at Goddard State Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 345 Ives Road, Warwick. Shop this weekly farmers' markets for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products & more. The market is open Fridays from May 5 to October 27.
13 Select State Beaches Open Scarborough North & South, Misquamicut, and Roger Wheeler beaches open for WEEKENDS ONLY.
14 Farmers' Market at Fishermen's Memorial State Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1011 Point Judith Road, Narragansett. Shop this weekly farmers' markets for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products & more. The market is open Sundays from May 7 to October 22.
17 Farmers' Market at Haines Memorial State Park 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Haines Park Road, Barrinton, RI. Shop this weekly farmers' markets for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products & more. The market is open Wednesdays from May 3 to October 25.
17 Ag Day RI State House. Celebrate Rhode Island Agriculture Day! Many of the states farm groups will be represented, displaying their products with some sampling in the State House Rotunda. Exhibitors will include farms and local food purveyors, as well as government and non-profit agencies that work with farmers. Coordinated by DEM's Division of Agriculture, the exhibits will highlight Rhode Island agriculture and the many organizations that collectively participate in its viability. A speaking program will follow.
19 Farmers' Market at Goddard State Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 345 Ives Road, Warwick. Shop this weekly farmers' markets for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products & more. The market is open Fridays from May 5 to October 27.
20 Great Outdoors Pursuit: Kids to Park Day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Blackstone Valley Visitor Center & Bike Path, Route 295 North, Lincoln. Bike, walk or rollerblade your way to good health along the Blackstone River. See DEM’s Great Outdoors Pursuit team behind the Visitor Center for scavenger hunt instructions. Once you complete the scavenger hunt, you will receive a free RI Great Outdoors Pursuit lanyard to hold your passport. This event includes an approximate one mile walk on the bike path from the Visitor Center to the Kelly House and back. The walk to the Kelly House is downhill. The walk back to the Visitor Center is uphill. However, there are resting spots along the way. Learn more about the RI Great Outdoor Pursuit at www.riparks.com/RIOutdoorsPursuit.
21 Tree Stand Safety Training. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fish & Wildlife Education, 1-B Camp E-Hun-Tee Place 1, Exeter. This 8 hour course covers tree stand hunting techniques such as: Safety harnesses and proper tethering to trees; Site/Tree selection; Shot angle/aiming considerations; Four types of TMA approved tree stands; Use of haul lines; Maintenance of TMA tree stands; and a hands on demonstration of how to set tree stands. All participants are encouraged to bring drinks and food as none will be provided at the Hunter Education Office. Please dress appropriately for outdoor conditions for the hands on portion. Participants may also want to bring a safety harness to use while involved in the hands on portion. This workshop is offered free of charge but pre-registration is required. View Flyer. To register, email Scott.Travers@dem.ri.gov or call 401-539-0019.
21 Farmers' Market at Fishermen's Memorial State Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1011 Point Judith Road, Narragansett. Shop this weekly farmers' markets for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products & more. The market is open Sundays from May 7 to October 22.
24 Farmers' Market at Haines Memorial State Park 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Haines Park Road, Barrinton, RI. Shop this weekly farmers' markets for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products & more. The market is open Wednesdays from May 3 to October 25.
26 Farmers' Market at Goddard State Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 345 Ives Road, Warwick. Shop this weekly farmers' markets for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products & more. The market is open Fridays from May 5 to October 27.
24 All State Beaches Open Visit Riparks.com for beach locations.
28 Tree Stand Safety Training. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fish & Wildlife Education, 1-B Camp E-Hun-Tee Place 1, Exeter. Join Hunter Education/ RI Division of Fish and Wildlife for a FREE, hands-on class in Wilderness First Aid. This class is designed to provide outdoor enthusiasts and people hunting in remote locations the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations in the wilderness. The class will address prevention, basic first aid for common outdoor injuries, and what to carry in a basic first aid kit. All necessary class equipment will be provided. Please note that this class is not a certification course. Space is limited, so those wishing to participate must pre-register. View Flyer. To register, email Scott.Travers@dem.ri.gov or call 401-539-0019.
28 Farmers' Market at Fishermen's Memorial State Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1011 Point Judith Road, Narragansett. Shop this weekly farmers' markets for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products & more. The market is open Sundays from May 7 to October 22.
31 Farmers' Market at Haines Memorial State Park 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Haines Park Road, Barrinton, RI. Shop this weekly farmers' markets for fresh produce, baked goods, artisan products & more. The market is open Wednesdays from May 3 to October 25.
Public Hearings & Workshops
8 Informational Workshop re: Proposed Amendments to the Hunting, Freshwater Fishing, Falconry and Park and Management Area Rules and Regulations. 5:30 p.m. in Room 300 at DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Providence.
17 Public Hearing re: Proposed Amendments to the Hunting, Freshwater Fishing, Falconry and Park and Management Area Rules and Regulations. 7 p.m. in Room 300 on the third floor of DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Providence.
25 Public Hearing re: Issuance of a Solid Waste Management Facility License for the Newton B. Washburn, LLC Transfer Station at 145 Shun Pike, in Johnston. 9 a.m. in Room 300 on the third floor of DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Providence. For information, contact Chris Shafer at 222-4700 ext. 7511.


Rev. 5/1/2017