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August 2015
1 Women's Day at the Range. Two sessions: 9 a.m. till noon, and 1 to 4 p.m. at the Great Swamp Shooting Range, 277 Great Neck Road, West Kingston. For information, contact Karen Unsworth at 539-0019.
2 Fishermen's Memorial State Park Farmers' Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fishermen's Memorial State Park in Galilee. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
3 Johnston Farmers' Market. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park on Route 6 (Hartford Avenue). Co-sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
5 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Haines Memorial State Park on Route 103 in East Providence. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
6 Capitol Hill Farmers' Market. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1 Capitol Hill. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
7 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
8 RI Great Outdoors Pursuit Event. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown. Free overnight campout for registered participants. For information, contact Terri Bisson at 222-4700 ext. 4402.
9 Fishermen's Memorial State Park Farmers' Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fishermen's Memorial State Park in Galilee. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
10 Victory Day. State offices closed.
10 Johnston Farmers' Market. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park on Route 6 (Hartford Avenue). Co-sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
12 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Haines Memorial State Park on Route 103 in East Providence. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
12 Public Hearing re: Proposed New Rules and Regulations for the Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund. 3:30 p.m. in Room 300 of DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Providence. For information, call Matthew DeStefano at 222-4700 ext. 7141.
13 Capitol Hill Farmers' Market. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1 Capitol Hill. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
14 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
15 Wilderness First Aid for Hunters (FULL). 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. at the Hunter Education Center, 1B Camp E-Hun-Tee Place, Exeter. For information, contact Scott Travers at 539-0019.
15 Trestle Trail Celebration. East Coast Greenway Alliance and RI Bike Coalition will celebrate the completion of Trestle Trail in Coventry. DEM, RIDOT and the Town of Coventry are stakeholders in this state-of-the-art bicycling, walking and equestrian facility. Program will take place at Noon on the Trail adjacent to 25 Old Summit Road in Greene. For information contact alex@ribike.org or molly@greenway.org.
16 Fishermen's Memorial State Park Farmers' Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fishermen's Memorial State Park in Galilee. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
16 Firearms Familiarization Course for Hunters. 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Hunter Education Center, 1B Camp E-Hun-Tee Place, Exeter. For information, contact Scott Travers at 539-0019.
17 Johnston Farmers' Market. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park on Route 6 (Hartford Avenue). Co-sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
19 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Haines Memorial State Park on Route 103 in East Providence. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
20 Capitol Hill Farmers' Market. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1 Capitol Hill. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
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Come Clam With Me…. 4 to 7 p.m. at North Kingstown Town Beach. Did you know that as a Rhode Island resident you can harvest your own clams recreationally without a license? Here is your chance to learn how to dig for clams, the equipment needed, and the management strategies that have kept Rhode Island in the quahogging industry for so long. Space is limited and registration is required. Please contact Kimberly Sullivan at kimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov or 401-539-0019.
21 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
23 Fishermen's Memorial State Park Farmers' Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fishermen's Memorial State Park in Galilee. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
24 Johnston Farmers' Market. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park on Route 6 (Hartford Avenue). Co-sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
24 Public Hearing for the 2015 - 2016 Falconry and Waterfowl Hunting Regulations. 7:00 pm at the North Kingstown Community Center, 44 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI, 02852. For information, call or email Joshua Beuth at 789-0281.
26 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Haines Memorial State Park on Route 103 in East Providence. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
26 Public Hearing for the Rules and Regulations Governing the Administration of Federal Groundfish Disaster Funds - Phase Two Program for Rhode Island. 6:00 pm at the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Corless Auditorium, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. For information, call or email Bob Ballou at 222-4700 ext 4420.
27 Capitol Hill Farmers' Market. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1 Capitol Hill. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
28 Johnston Farmers' Market. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park on Route 6 (Hartford Avenue). Co-sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
30 Fishermen's Memorial State Park Farmers' Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fishermen's Memorial State Park in Galilee. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
31 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick. Sponsored by DEM's Division of Agriculture and Resource Marketing. For information, call Peter Susi at 222-2781 ext. 4517.
September 2015
12 Second Annual Rhode Island National Drive Electric Day. 12 noon - 3 p.m. at Garden City Center, 100 Hillside Road, Cranston. Go to https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=355 to register.
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Come Clam With Me…. 3 to 6 p.m. at Spink Neck Beach. Did you know that as a Rhode Island resident you can harvest your own clams recreationally without a license? Here is your chance to learn how to dig for clams, the equipment needed, and the management strategies that have kept Rhode Island in the quahogging industry for so long. Space is limited and registration is required. Please contact Kimberly Sullivan at kimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov or 401-539-0019.
17 Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council (EC4) Meeting. 1:00 p.m. in Room 300 of DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Providence. For information, contact Elizabeth Stone at 222-4700 ext. 2422.
19 Introduction to Freshwater Fly Fishing. Addieville East Game Farm - Mapleville, RI from 9 am - 3 pm. With the temperature dropping, fall is an excellent time to learn how to fly fish for trout. Join us for a 6-hour workshop to learn what equipment you need for a great day of fall fishing, how to tie a fly, how to cast a fly line and a chance to catch a trout. All you need is a lunch; all materials and equipment is provided. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 401-539-0019 or email kimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov. Fee: $15.00/person
21 Workshop and Public Hearing for amendments to the RI Marine Fisheries Rules and Regulations. Commencing at 4:30 pm at the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Coastal Institute Hazard Room, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. For information, call or email Peter Duhamel at 401-423-1927.
October 2015
17 Introduction to Saltwater Fly Fishing. USFWS Kettle Pond Visitors Center - Charlestown, RI from 9 am - 3 pm. Fall is here and the striped bass and bluefish heading out of the Bay! Fall is also a great time to learn how to fly fish for these renowned fish. Join us for a 6-hour workshop which focuses on equipment needs, fly tying, fly casting and fishing in some of Rhode Island's premier fishing areas. All materials and equipment is provided. Bring a lunch, a pair of waders and join us for a day long fishing adventure. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 401-539-0019 or email kimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov. Fee: $15.00/person
November 2015
2-30 & December 7 (Monday Evenings) Annual Fall Fly Tying 2015. North Kingstown Community Center from 7 pm - 9 pm. As the weather gets colder, it is time to begin preparing for the spring fishing season. And what better way to do that than to begin tying your flies! For 6 consecutive weeks, fly tying instructors from various fishing clubs across RI come together to teach how to tie both freshwater and saltwater flies on Monday evenings. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate fly tyer, these evening classes are for you. All materials and supplies are provided. Families with children 10 and older are welcome. Walk-in or pre-register with a special rate! Fee is $5.00 per person per evening or pre-register for all classes at a special rate of $25.00 (1 free class). For more information, please contact call 401-539-0019 or email kimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov.

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