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2001 News Archive

December

DEM Receives Grant From Narragansett Bay Resources Foundation Toward Upgrade of Great Swamp Shooting Range

DEM Announces That Daily Possession Limit for Black Sea Bass Has Been Lowered to 7,000 Pounds Along Atlantic Coast

DEM Announces Two Public Meetings in January to Discuss Ways to Restore Water Quality in the Palmer River

DEM Says It's Not Too Soon to Apply for Summer Jobs

DEM, UST Board, Announce That Some Financial Relief May Be Available to Those Who Incurred Costs Due to Pascoag Water Crisis

DEM to Hold Hearing on Draft Discharge Permit for Bay Commission's Fields Point and Bucklin Point Wastewater Treatment Facilities

DEM Announces Full Quota of Summer Flounder Harvested; Fishery to Close Temporarily on Saturday, December 15

DEM, Partners Dedicate Handicap-Accessible Boat Ramp and Parking Lot on the Pawcatuck River in Westerly

Dedication Ceremony Set for Westerly Boat Ramp

DEM to Hold Hearing on Draft Discharge Permit for Clariant Corporation of Coventry

Almond Announces $6.5 Million in Open Space Grants

DEM Announces Home Fuelwood Cutting Program at Narragansett Bay National Estuary Research Reserve

November

DEM Increases Possession Limit for Commercial Summer Flounder Fishery

New Christmas Tree Farm Guide Available from DEM

DEM to Honor Narragansett Electric for Its Efforts to Assist the State's Osprey Population

Seasonal Quota Reached; Commercial Scup and Spiny Dogfish Fisheries to Close November 23

DEM, Health, Announce That Temporary Pascoag Water Filter System Will Become Operational Saturday Afternoon

Seasonal Quota Reached; Commercial Tautog Fishery to Close on Friday, November 16

DEM Issues Approval to Warwick for Advanced Wastewater Treatment

DEM Holds Dedication Ceremony for Howitzers at World War II Veterans Memorial State Park

Seasonal Quota Reached, Commercial Black Sea Bass Fishery to Close November 10

DEM to Hold Public Hearing November 20 on Revisions to Recodified Recreation and Management Area Regulations

DEM Announces Federal Grants to Communities for Boating Facility Improvements

DEM to Kick Off Veterans Day Weekend Events with Dedication Ceremony at WWII Veterans Memorial State Park on November 9

October

DEM Reopens Commercial Spiny Dogfish Fishery on Thursday, November 1

DEM Cautions Drivers to be Alert for Deer

Almond Announces State to Purchase Toste Farm in Tiverton and Little Compton

DEM Permanently Protects 44 Acres of Scituate Forestland

2001 West Nile/EEE Status Update - October 17, 2001

DEM to Hold Public Meeting on October 23 to Discuss Ways to Restore Water Quality in Sands Pond on Block Island

DEM to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed New Alternative Drainfield Option for Septic Systems

DEM Announces Temporary Closure of Stafford Pond Boat Ramp

DEM Announces New Construction Project at Pulaski Park

2001 West Nile/EEE Status Update - October 10, 2001

DEM Announces Limited Re-Opening of Commercial Striped Bass Fishery

Westerly To Use DEM's Marsh Walker to Improve Mosquito Control at Watch Hill Site

Small Game Hunting Season Opens on October 20, DEM Reminds All Users of Management Areas to Wear Fluorescent Orange

2001 West Nile/EEE Status Update - October 3, 2001

DEM Approves Plan for Removal of Solid Waste From Global Waste Recycling and Final Closure of the Site

DEM Announces 2001 Muzzle Loader Deer Season

DEM Sponsors Harvest Festival at Warwick Mall

Rhode Island Giant Pumpkin Championship Set for October 6

September

DEM Announces Closure of Commercial Scup Fishery

2001 West Nile/EEE Status Update - September 26, 2001

DEM Announces Waterfowl Regulations for the 2001-2002 Seasons

DEM Announces Prudence/Patience Islands Archery Deer Season

DEM Announces Commercial Fisheries Changes

Court Action Sought on Main Street Mobil

Walk in the Woods with Foresters -Annual Forestry Program Will Be Held on October 10

DEM to Hold Public Meeting on October 4 to Discuss Ways to Restore Water Quality in the Narrow River

2001 West Nile/EEE Status Update - September 21, 2001

Almond Presents Pollution Prevention and Environmental Leadership Awards

2001 West Nile/EEE Status Update - September 19, 2001

DEM Asks Bowhunters to Record Wildlife Sightings

DEM Announces Closure of Commercial Striped Bass Fishery for Floating Fish Traps

Westerly Boat Ramp to Close for Three Weeks on September 24 for Improvements to Parking Area

DEM Announces That Amendments to the Freshwater Wetlands Regulations Take Effect on Wednesday, September 19

2001 West Nile/EEE Status Update - September 14, 2001

DEM Takes Actions to Address Contaminated Public Drinking Water Wells in Pascoag

2001 West Nile/EEE Status Update - September 12, 2001

EPA and DEM Officials Sign Two-Year Performance Partnership Agreement

DEM Announces Consent Agreement with Moniz Family; Removal Plan for Clamshells Accepted

Draft Action Plan for Blackstone River Watershed to be Introduced at September 19 Public Meeting

DEM Announces Public Sight-in Days for Hunters at Local Sportsmen's Clubs

West Nile/EEE Status Update - September 6, 2001

West Nile/EEE Status Update - September 5, 2001

August

DEM to Hold Public Hearing September 6 on Proposed Amendments to Regulations Governing Disposal of Dredged Materials on Land

West Nile/EEE Status Update - August 30, 2001

West Nile/EEE Status Update -, August 29, 2001

DEM Announces That Deer Hunting Permits are Now Available

DEM Announces That Escobars' Highland Farm in Portsmouth has been Named Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year

West Nile Virus Vaccine for Horses Approved; DEM Recommends Protection, Prevention Measures to Farmers and Horse Owners

DEM to Hold September 5th Stakeholder Meeting to Discuss Water Quality Issues in the Kickemuit Reservoir

West Nile/EEE Status Update - August 22, 2001

West Nile/EEE Status Update - August 17, 2001

DEM Announces That the New Hunting Abstract is Available

West Nile/EEE Status Update - August 15, 2001

DEM Issues Safety Reminder to Boaters; Notes Passage of New Safe Boating Laws

DEM Changes Location for Lifeguard Certification Tests Because of Water Quality Problems at Goddard State Beach

DEM Announces Closure of Commercial Striped Bass Fishery for Floating Fish Traps

DEM: West Nile, EEE Update

DEM to Hold Hearing on Proposed Waterfowl Hunting and Falconry Regulations

DEM Announces Early Season Dates for Hunting Resident Geese

Removal of Illegal Construction Debris from Recchia Property in Johnston Began Today

DEM to Distribute Second Round of Larvicide to Communities on Tuesday, August 7 for Mosquito Control

DEM Awards $135,000 in Grants for Wastewater Management Planning

Almond Releases Growth Planning Council's First Annual Report

DEM Reminds Next Year's Lifeguards That They Must Pass Test This August to Be Certified

DEM: West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Pawtucket and Little Compton

DEM Hosting August 3rd Free Celebration at Goddard State Park In Support of Rhode Island Farmers' Markets

July

DEM: West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes Trapped in Foster; Additional Traps to Be Set

DEM Seeks Nominations for Pollution Prevention Awards

DEM to Hold Public Hearing August 21 on Recodified Regulations Governing State-Owned Recreation and Management Areas

Almond Invites All to Join in Bay Day Celebrations This Saturday, July 28

DEM to Temporarily Re-Open Commercial Striped Bass Fisheries

DEM: MOSQUITOES TRAPPED TEST NEGATIVE FOR WNV AND EEE

DEM Testing This Summer for Next Year's Lifeguards

DEM Announces Temporary Closure of Black Sea Bass, Summer Flounder and Scup Commercial Fisheries

Galilee Lease Committee to Hear Request From Restaurant Owner That Live Music Be Allowed During Business Hours

Almond Announces State to Purchase Dyer Island

DEM: West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM's Great Swamp Shooting Range Closed for Upgrades

DEM Announces New Hunting Regulations for Upcoming Season

DEM: West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Changes to Commercial Fishing Regulations Effective on Thursday, July 12

DEM Accepting Application Requests for Prudence/Patience Island Archery Deer Lottery

DEM to Hold Public Workshop July 25 on New Storm Water Regulations

New DEM Farmers' Market Opening July 15 at Fishermen's Memorial Park in Narragansett

DEM: West Nile/EEE Status Update

June

DEM Evaluates Causes of Algae Blooms in Narragansett Bay

DEM: West Nile/EEE Status Update

Seasonal Quota Reached; Commercial Spiny Dogfish Fishery to Close June 29

DEM, URI Urban Field Center Host Environmental Summer Program for City Youth

Commercial Fishery for Striped Bass to Close Monday for Those Who Use All Gear Types Except Floating Traps

DEM: West Nile/EEE Status Update

Dutch Harbor Boat Yard Set to Launch New Pump Out Boat

DEM to Hold Public Meetings for Review and Comment on Proposed Two-Year Workplan

DEM to Hold Public Workshop June 27 on Recodified Regulations Governing State-Owned Recreation and Management Areas

Almond Announces Preservation of Arnold Family Farm in Charlestown

DEM, Partners Dedicate New Accessible Fishing Facility on the Wood River in Hopkinton

DEM: West Nile/EEE Status Update

New Handicap-Accessible Fishing Area to be Dedicated Friday

DEM Announces Award of Aqua Fund Grants for Water Quality Improvements

DEM Employees Set Riverbank Cleanup for June 13

DEM Announces Grants Program for Water Pollution Control

DEM Asks for Information on Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

Farm Essay Contest Brings Awards to Johnston Students

Possession Limit for Commercial Summer Flounder Will Decrease on June 11

June in Rhode Island Means Pick Your Own Strawberries, and DEM Can Help You Find Them

DEM First Mosquitoes Trapped Test Negative for WNV and EEE

Farm Essay Contest Brings Awards to Providence Students

DEM to Hold Hearing June 13 on Next Season's Proposed Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Regulations

DEM Accepting Applications for Protecting Private Forestland

DEM to Distribute Larvicide to Communities on Tuesday, June 5

DEM Says Parts of Northeastern Rhode Island Can Expect Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Damage During Next Few Weeks

DEM to Hold Public Workshop June 6 on Recodified Regulations Governing State-Owned Recreation and Management Areas

May

DEM to Present Safe Boating Contest Awards to Fourth Graders at June 1 Ceremony

DEM Reminds Fishermen That Lobster Catch Reports Must Be Submitted Before Licenses Can Be Renewed

DEM Reopens Beaches at Goddard Park, Fort Adams State Park and Lincoln Woods State Park

Westerly to Apply Mosquito Larvicide to Swamp Areas

DEM Announces Annual Seasonal Shellfish Closures; Makes Minor Changes in Boundaries of Shellfishing Areas

DEM Announces Temporary Closure of Beaches at Goddard Park, Fort Adams State Park and Lincoln Woods State Park Due to Bacterial Contamination

DEM Announces Free Fishing Days June 2 And 3

DEM Announces Upcoming Closures of Scup Fisheries

DEM, EPA to Hold Public Meeting June 5 on Restoring Water Quality in Mashapaug Pond

DEM, Health Officials to Meet with Animal Control Officers, Environmental Police, to Discuss West Nile Virus, Rabies

DEM to Hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection June 9

DEM Announces Appointment of New State Veterinarian

DEM to Honor Francis C. Golet, Ph.D. with Alfred L. Hawkes Environmental Award

DEM, Partners to Host May 24 Public Workshop on Blackstone River Fish Runs

DEM Announces Changes to Commercial Fisheries

DEM Says Recent Frost After Early Heat Wave Damaged More than 50,000 Acres of Forestland

DEM Awards Certificates of Merit to Jamestown Fire Department, Johnston Firm for Environmental Stewardship

DEM Approves Plans for Narragansett Bay Commission's Combined Sewer Overflow Project

DEM Announces Possession Limit Reduction for Black Sea Bass

DEM to Reconstruct Stone Bridge Pier Boat Ramp

DEM Announces Changes to Two Fisheries Effective Thursday, May 10

Northeast Dairy Compact to Meet in Rhode Island Friday

DEM Offers Free Placemats That Illustrate the State's Watersheds

DEM Announces Application Period for the Forest Legacy Program

State's Free Earth Day Festival on Saturday, May 12 Offers Day of Music, Children's Activities and Education

DEM Announces That Construction Will Resume at Haines Memorial State Park Boat Launch

DEM Sets Possession Limit for Commercial Scup Fishery and Reopens Commercial Spiny Dogfish Fishery

DEM Warns Public of Increased Fire Danger

DEM Announces That Quahaug Transplants in Narragansett Bay and Coastal Salt Ponds Will Begin on May 3

April

DEM Announces Weekend Opening of State Beaches

Regulations Protecting Horseshoe Crabs Take Effect Monday, April 30

Farmers' Markets Opening Friday, May 4 at Goddard and Colt State Parks

DEM and Responsible Party Group Agree to Investigate Cranston Sanitary Landfill

DEM Issues Annual Report for the Year 2000

Arbor Day Ceremony Held at Clemence-Irons House in Johnston

DEM Will Train More Local and State Workers on Larvicide Application to Reduce Mosquito Populations

DEM, Save the Bay, City of East Providence and the Army Corps Announce Joint Restoration Project for Ten Mile River Fisheries

DEM to Hold informal Meeting on Proposed Amendments to Freshwater Wetlands Regulations on April 26

DEM Files Amendments to Septic System Regulations

DEM to Hold Public Workshop on Proposed Means of Awarding Funds from the $34 Million Open Space Bond Fund

DEM Announces Changes to Commercial Striped Bass and Recreational Summer Flounder Fisheries Regulations

DEM's Stephen G. Morin Receives Environmental Merit Award From EPA

With Special Photo ID, Vehicles with Disabled Passengers as Well as Drivers Will Gain Free Admittance to State Beaches

DEM's Division of Coastal Resources and the Great Island Improvement Association Seek Volunteers for Earth Day Cleanup

DEM to Hold Household Hazardous Waste Collection April 28

DEM, Health to Meet with Municipal Officials and Legislators Thursday to Review State's Response Protocol for West Nile Virus

DEM Announces That Opening Day of Trout Season is Saturday, April 14

Habitat Restoration and Mosquito Management Work to be Performed in Duck Cove, North Kingstown

March

DEM Announces Changes to Marine Fisheries Regulations

DEM Law Enforcement Officers and the RI Conservation Officer Association Seek Volunteers for April 7th Earth Day Cleanup

Mosquito Management Work to be Performed in Allin's Cove, Barrington

North Cape Restoration Funds Contribute to Enormous Land Conservation Deal in Maine

Rhode Island Celebrates the First Day of Spring with Agriculture Day

It's Maple Sugaring Time in Rhode Island; DEM Offers a Free Brochure Listing Maple Syrup and Honey Producers

President of Patriot Hauling, Inc. Charged with Illegally Operating Unlicensed Solid Waste Facility

Driver of Tanker Truck Charged; Tipover Caused Major Jet Fuel Spill Last Summer

DEM Increases Possession Limit for Commercial Summer Flounder Fishery

DEM Names McGovern, Schatz as Division Chiefs

DEM Schedules First Household Hazardous Waste Collections for 2001

Criminal Charges Filed Against Robert A. Recchia, Jr. for Previous Illegal Dumping Violations

Seasonal Quota Reached; Commercial Black Sea Bass and Scup Fisheries to Close March 7

Blackstone Valley Land Planning Study to Commence

February

DEM to Hold Workshop February 27 on Proposed Solid Waste Amendments

Governor's Dam Safety Task Force Issues Report and Recommendations

DEM Forms Waste Task Force to Identify Ways to Streamline Its Site Remediation Program

Galilee Lease Committee to Hear Proposal for Fish Byproduct Pre-Treatment Facility

DEM Introduces 'New' Website

DEM Recruiting Now for Seasonal Workers; Many Openings Still Available

DEM Announces Home Fuelwood Cutting Program at Black Hut Management Area

DEM to Highlight Hiking Trails at Spring Flower and Garden Show

DEM Announces Changes in Commercial Fishing Limits for Black Sea Bass and Summer Flounder

Public Invited to Central Landfill Action Committee Meeting in Johnston on February 6

DEM Arrests Driver for Illegal Disposal of Construction and Demolition Debris

January

DEM Announces That Commercial Possession Limit for Scup Drops to 1,000 Pounds Tuesday, January 30

DEM to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Plans for Restoring Water Quality in the Saugatucket River Watershed

Central Landfill Action Committee Meeting in Johnston on January 23

DEM Sets Date For Class I Septic System Designer's Exam

DEM Issues Temporary Rule Governing Septic System Applications

DEM Seeking Information on Yellow - Tagged Quahogs

Public Invited to Central Landfill Action Committee Meeting in Johnston on January 9

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