Link to DEM Home Page Link to State of RI web site RIDEM graphical banner, showing land and water scene
Navigation button, HomeNavigation button, ProgramsNavigation button, TopicsNavigation button, MapsNavigation button, PublicationsNavigation button, NewsNavigation button, EventsNavigation button, SearchNavigation button, HelpNavigation button, Contact
Home > News > 2002 Archive

 
2002 News Archive

December 2002

DEM Announces Current 2002 Commercial Fishing Licenses Are Valid Through January 14th

DEM Announces That Commercial Black Sea Bass and Scup Fisheries Will Reopen on January 1

DEM Expands Emergency Regulations to Keep Chronic Wasting Disease Out of the State

DEM Issues Draft Listing of Rhode Island Waters Impaired by Pollution

DEM Seeking Nominations for Two Vacancies on RI Marine Fisheries Council

**Cancellation Notice- RI Marine Fisheries Council's Summer Flounder Advisory Panel**

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

DEM to Hold Hearing Monday, December 16 on Proposed Guidelines Governing Administrative Inspections

DEM Will Hold Hearing Thursday, December 12 on Regulations Governing Reduction of Mercury in the Environment

DEM Warns: No Safe Ice Yet at State Parks

DEM Issues Update on Pascoag Groundwater Cleanup: Current Remediation System to Be Expanded, Second System to Be Installed

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

November 2002

DEM Announces Change in Commercial Summer Flounder Limit, Early Closure of Scup Fishery

DEM Asks Hunters for Help in Keeping Rhode Island Deer Herds Free of Chronic Wasting Disease

State's Share of Federal Economic Assistance for Commercial Groundfishermen Slated for Discussion

DEM to Present Recreation Survey Results at Public Meeting on Monday, November 25

DEM to Host Kickoff Meeting for Auto Body Repair Facility Certification Program

Commercial Tautog Fishery to Close Saturday, November 23; Seasonal Quota Reached

Seasonal Quota Reached, Commerical Black Sea Bass Fishery to Close November 22

Almond Announces Open Space Grants

DEM Notes Private Salvage Operation Near Prudence Island Set for Holiday Weekend

DEM Cautions Drivers to Be Alert for Deer

DEM Announces Two Public Meetings to Review Russian Fish-Processing Ship Proposal

DEM Announces Closure of Champlin's Cove Shellfish Harvesting Area in Narragansett

October 2002

DEM Announces That Commercial Fishery for Spiny Dogfish Will Re-Open on Friday, November 1

Almond Announces Ringrose Farm Purchase

DEM Purchase of Ringrose Farm Will Provide Unique Opportunity for Southside Community Land Trust to Operate Community Farm

DEM Announces Prudence/Patience Islands Archery Deer Season

Commercial Possession Limit for Black Sea Bass Will Be Lowered on Thursday, October 24

DEM Will Hold Workshops on New Shellfish Harvesting and Aquaculture Regulations on November 6 & 7

DEM, Local Officials Cut Ribbon on State Pier 9 Reconstruction Project in Newport

DEM Invites Public to Three Upcoming Events Marking 25/30 Years of Environmental Progress in Rhode Island

Public Workshop to Review New Commercial Fishing Licensing Program Set for Saturday, October 19 at URI

DEM, Local Officials to Cut Ribbon on Pier 9 Improvement Project

DEM Announces 2002 Muzzle Loader Deer Season

DEM Increases Catch Limits for Commercial Scup Fishery

Walks In the Forest at Goddard Memorial State Park Date Moved to Thursday, October 17 Because of Rain

DEM Approves One Permit, With Conditions, for New Fish Trap Site Near Harbor of Refuge

Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date Moved to Monday, October 14 Because of Rain

DEM Sponsors Harvest Festival at Warwick Mall

DEM, EMA to Hold Tabletop Training Exercise on Containing Mock Outbreak of Highly Contagious Animal Disease

Department of Environmental Management, Clean Water Act Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries in October

DEM Announces Small Game Hunting Season Dates and Limits

DEM, RI Pumpkin Growers, Invite Public to Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off

DEM, Rhode Island Foresters Offering Walks in the Forest at Goddard Memorial State Park on October 16

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

September 2002

DEM Increases Catch Limits for Commercial Scup Fishery

DEM, The Nature Conservancy, Announce Carter Preserve Bow Hunting Rules

DEM to Host October 3 Meeting on Woonasquatucket Greenspace Implementation Plan

DEM Receives National Award for Handicap Accessible Boat Ramp

DEM Announces Waterfowl Regulations For the 2002-2003 Seasons

DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife Offering Tours of Great Swamp on Wednesday, October 9

DEM Announces Public Review Schedule for Draft Commercial Fishing Licensing Program

DEM Cautions That Mosquito Biting Activity Will Increase Late This Week

DEM Announces October 1 Opening of Mainland Archery Deer Season

DEM Announces That 2002-2003 Hunting, Trapping Abstract is Available

DEM Issues Order of Approval for Final Portion of First Phase of CSO Abatement Project, and Establishes Deadline

North Cape Shellfish Restoration Project Seeking Volunteers to Tag and Plant Seed Scallops in Point Judith Pond

Johnston Company Ordered to Pay $125,000 Fine for Illegal Construction and Demolition Facility

Metals Recycling LLC Indicted by Grand Jury on Hazardous Waste Charges Stemming from DEM Investigation

August 2002

DEM Presents Proposed Commercial Fisheries Management Plan and Licensing Regulations to RI Marine Fisheries Council

DEM Holding Hearing on Waterfowl Season and Falconry Regulations on Wednesday, September 4

DEM to Distribute Another Round of Larvicide to Communities on Thursday, August 29

DEM Debuts Interactive Recreational Map Online

DEM Sets Dates for Class IV Soil Evaluator and ISDS Designers' Exams

DEM Notified of EEE-Positive Horse; Normal Precautions in Order

DEM Takes Action to Suspend and Revoke NEED's Solid Waste Management Facility License

DEM Releases Governor's Growth Planning Council Report

DEM Announces That Permits are Available for Special Resident Canada Goose Hunting Season in September

DEM Announces That Meadowburg Farm in Richmond Has Been Named Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year

DEM Invites Public to Farmers' Market Celebration on Wednesday, August 21 at Haines Memorial State Park in East Providence

DEM Offers Septic System Status Checks on Internet via RI.gov

DEM Increases Catch Limits for Commercial Scup Fishery

DEM to Hold Public Meeting on August 21st to Discuss Ways to Restore Water Quality in Crooked Brook

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

Rhode Islanders Aim to Cool Global Warming; Identify More Than 50 Ways to Cut Greenhouse Gases

July 2002

Commercial Black Sea Bass Fishery to Close August 6; Seasonal Quota Reached

DEM, EPA to Conduct Site Investigation at the Former West Kingston Town Dump/URI Disposal Area Next Month

Groundswell of Support Initiates Natural Resources Leadership Council of the States

DEM to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Dredge Regulations

DEM Files Upcoming Seasons' Hunting, Fishing Regulations

DEM Announces August 9th Celebration at Goddard Memorial State Park in Support of Farmers' Markets

'Snakehead' Species of Fish Quarantined under DEM Emergency Regulations

DEM Employees Honored for Outstanding Work

DEM Awards $825,000 in Storm Water Management Grants

DEM to Announce $825,000 in Water Quality Improvement Grants to Municipalities Statewide

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

DEM's Environmental Police Stepping Up Drunk Driving Enforcement in State Parks and Campgrounds

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

DEM Testing This Summer for Next Year's Lifeguards

DEM Hosting Free Celebration on July 26 at Colt Memorial State Park in Support of Rhode Island Farmers' Markets

Commercial Possession Limit for Black Sea Bass Will Be Lowered to 100 Pounds on Tuesday, July 16

Farmers' Market Festival Set For Sunday, July 14 at Fishermen's Memorial State Park in Narragansett

New DEM Farmers' Market Opening July 17 at Haines Memorial Park in East Providence

DEM Says Algae Blooms in Warwick Cove Are Causing Foul Odors

DEM to Hold Public Meeting on July 16 to Discuss Ways to Restore Water Quality in the Barrington and Runnins Rivers

DEM Asks Public to Help Track West Nile Virus by Reporting Dead Crows and Bluejays

DEM Announces Availability of $4 Million in Open Space Grants

DEM Urges Owners to Keep Cats Indoors

June 2002

Seasonal Quota Reached; Commercial Spiny Dogfish Fishery to Close on July 1

DEM Announces Closure of Commercial Striped Bass Fishery

DEM Offers Tips on Wildlife-Proofing Your Home and Yard

It's Strawberry Season, and DEM Can Help You Find the Place to Pick Your Own

DEM to Open Part of Greenwich Bay Shellfish Management Area for Summer Quahaug Harvest

DEM Announces Temporary Closure of Commercial Summer Flounder Fishery

Governor Almond and Partners Dedicate New Handicap-Accessible Boat Ramp at Haines Memorial State Park

Dedication Ceremony Set for Haines Park Boat Ramp

DEM Announces Agreement with Army Corps of Engineers to Restore Lonsdale Drive-In Site

DEM Asks for Information on Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

DEM Accepting Applications for Forest Legacy Program on Year-Round Basis

DEM, Governor Almond and Army Corps of Engineers to Announce Restoration Plan for Lonsdale Drive-In Site in Lincoln

DEM Bans Import of Deer and Elk in Move to Keep Chronic Wasting Disease Away from State

Almond Cuts Ribbon on New Segment of Blackstone Valley Bikeway

DEM to Give State Beach Back to Block Island

DEM, Health Announce Mercury Thermometer & Thermostat Take-Back on Saturday, June 8

DEM, DOT, Governor Almond to Cut Ribbon on New Segment of the Blackstone Valley Bikeway

Commercial Black Sea Bass Fishery to Close June 7; Seasonal Quota Reached

May 2002

DEM, EPA to Hold Public Meeting June 11 on Restoring Water Quality in Mashapaug Pond

DEM Seeks Public Comment on Recreational Scup Season and Possession Limits

DEM Sets June 5 Hearing on Proposed Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Regulations and Stafford Bond Boat Ramp Restriction

DEM Announces Annual Seasonal Shellfish Closures and Changes to Three Shellfish Harvesting Areas

Commercial Possession Limit for Black Sea Bass Will Be Lowered to 150 Pounds on Tuesday, May 28

DEM Honors Harold Ward, Ph.D. with Alfred L. Hawkes Environmental Award

DEM Announces Daily Opening of State Beaches Beginning Saturday May 25

Farmers' Market Opening Sunday, May 26 at Fishermen's Memorial State Park in Narragansett

DEM to Hold Hearing Tuesday, May 21 on Amendments to Regulations Governing Farm, Forest and Open Space Act

DEM Report Assessing Water Quality in Rhode Island is Available

Westerly to Apply Mosquito Larvicide to Swamp Areas

Personal Protection Urged As Mosquito Season Approaches

DEM Files Memorandum Today in Support of Motion Asking Reconsideration of Part of Court's Recent Fisheries Ruling

Public Invited to DEM's Wetlands Open House Next Tuesday

Commercial Possession Limit of Scup Will Decrease on May 11

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

Governor Almond Launches E-Government Services

Public Invited to Two Meetings on North Cape Shellfish Restoration Project Plan

April 2002

Almond, DEM Celebrate Opening of First Class Aquatic Research Center at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown

DEM Announces Award of $ 340,000 in Farm Viability Grants to Promote Rhode Island Agricultural Commodities

Farmers' Markets Opening Friday, May 3 at Goddard and Colt State Parks

DEM Announces $52,000 in Grants at Arbor Day Ceremony in Newport

DEM Announces That Commercial Spiny Dogfish Fishery Will Reopen on Wednesday, May 1

DEM Announces Temporary Closure of Commercial Tautog Fishery on Sunday, April 28

RI Earth Day Committee Honors Earth Day Environmentalists of the Year

DEM's Annual Report for 2001 Shows Progress and Challenges

DEM Announces Changes to Recreational and Commercial Fisheries Regulations

DEM Employees Set Riverbank Cleanup for April 18

Earth Day Festival Set for April 20 at Roger Williams Park Zoo; RIPTA Will Provide Free Transportation to the Zoo That Day

Earth Day Cleanups Scheduled for April 20 and 21

DEM Receives Award for South County Planning Assistance from RI Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission

DEM Plans Prescribed Burn in Small Portion of South Prudence Island

DEM Plans for April 13 Opening Day of Trout Season

DEM Announces Reopening of Stafford Pond Boat Ramp

DEM Increases Beach, Camping and Golf Fees to Maintain Current Services

Earth Day Cleanups Scheduled for April 13 And 14

DEM Announces Storm Water Management Grants Program

DEM Announces $10,600 in Earth Day Grants

Volunteers Needed for Earth Day Cleanups

DEM Announces Revisions to Summer Flounder Regulations

March 2002

It's Time to Apply for Summer Jobs at State Parks and Beaches

DEM Law Enforcement Officers and the RI Conservation Officer Association to Hold April 6 Earth Day Cleanup at Big River Management Area

DEM Will Hold Hearing on Proposed Regulations for Hunting, Fishing License Vendors Friday, April 5

DEM, Governor Almond, and Farmers Celebrate RI Agriculture Day in State House Festivities

Earth Day 2002 Plans Well Underway

Russian Fish-Processing Ship to Move Offshore

DEM to Hold Hearing March 15 on Proposed Increases to Beach, Camping and Golf Fees

DEM Announces That Commercial Possession Limit for Scup Drops to 1,000 Pounds Thursday, March 7

DEM Law Enforcement Officers and the RI Conservation Officer Association Seek Volunteers for April 6th Earth Day Cleanup

February 2002

Harbor of Refuge, Lower Point Judith Pond Reopened to Fishing

DEM Issues Emergency Fisheries Closure in the Harbor of Refuge and Lower Point Judith Pond as a Result of Tuesday's Oil Spill

DEM Will Hold Workshop on Proposed Regulations for Hunting, Fishing License Vendors Friday, February 22

DEM Reminds Young Boaters They Must Complete Boating Safety Course

DEM Reminds Prudence and Patience Island Bowhunters to Return Harvest Record Cards by March 1

Haines Memorial State Park Boat Ramp Temporarily Closed for Improvements to Parking Area

DEM to Highlight Hannah Robinson Tower at Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show

DEM Increases Possession Limit for Commercial Summer Flounder Fishery

DEM's Hazardous Waste Permitting Program Receives National EPA Award

DEM Offering Small Grants for Earth Day Cleanups and Environmental Education

DEM to Exhibit at RI League of Cities and Towns Convention on Thursday, February 7

January 2002

RIDOT and DEM Award $405,000 In Recreational Trail Grants

DEM & EPA Award $452,592 In Water Pollution Management Grants

DEM & EPA Award $71,300 In Water Pollution Management Grants to the Town of Warren

DEM, EPA to Announce $450,000 In Water Quality Improvement Grants to Municipalities and Community Organization

DEM, EPA to Present Water Quality Improvement Grants to the Town of Warren

DEM Announces That Federal Funds Are Available to Promote Rhode Island Agricultural Commodities

Decorated Rhode Island Egg to Be Displayed at White House

DEM Releases Preliminary Deer Season Tally

DEM Reminds Hunters That Late Hunting Season for Canada Geese Begins on January 21

DEM Offers Boat Registration Renewal, Safe Boating Information Center, Summer Job Applications at Boat Show

For General Information 222-6800 • After Hours Emergencies 222-3070 • Disclaimer