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December 2004

DEM Announces New Commercial Fishing License/Endorsement Opportunities

DEM Offers Boat Registration Renewal, Boater Education Information, Summer Job Applications at Boat Show

DEM to Participate in Southern New England Sportsman Show at URI

DEM Announces That Aggregate Landing Permit Program for Scup and Summer Flounder Will Begin on January 3

DEM Has Stocked Winter Trout and Atlantic Salmon Broodstock in Anticipation of Ice Fishing

DEM Will Hold Public Workshop Thursday, January 6 on Proposed Amendments to Groundwater Quality Regulations

January 3rd Meeting of RI Marine Fisheries Council Cancelled

Governor Carcieri Announces Adoption of California Emissions Standards for Rhode Island

DEM Modifies Two December Shellfish Harvesting Dates Because of Holidays

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

DEM Receives $200,075 Grant From EPA for Innovative Program to Help Auto Salvage Yards Voluntarily Comply With Environmental Laws

DEM Receives Report on Salter's Grove Causeway and Forwards It to Warwick Officials for Review

DEM's Newest Investigative Team Saves State Time and Money

DEM Report Assessing Water Quality in Rhode Island is Available

November 2004

DEM, Partners to Hold Public Meeting on December 7 to Present Remedial Design for Former West Kingston Town Dump/URI Disposal Area in South Kingstown

DEM Seeking Municipal Proposals for Innovative Wastewater and Stormwater Management Projects in Blackstone River Watershed

DEM to Hold Hearing Thursday, December 9 on Harvest Levels for New Commercial Finfish Licenses

DEM Will Hold Public Workshop December 9 on Proposed Changes to Water Quality Regulations

DEM Announces Shotgun Deer Season Opens on Mainland on Saturday, November 27; Already Open on Block Island

DEM to Hold December 8 Informational Meeting on Development of New State Park in Johnston

DEM and Woonasquatucket Watershed Council to Host Final Regional Greenspace Workshop on Thursday, December 9th

DEM, Partners to Recognize Efforts of Eastside Marketplace, NBC, and Sheila Dormody to Reduce Mercury in the Environment

DEM Issues Discharge Permit for T.F. Green State Airport

DEM Announces That Draft RI Forest Resources Management Plan Has Been Developed as Part of State Guide Plan

DEM'S Bay Line Closed for Season; Initial Response Positive

October 2004

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

DEM: October 27 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Governor Carcieri Announces $3.8 Million in Open Space Grants

DEM Issues Reminder That Fluorescent Orange is Required in Management Areas for Safety During Hunting Season

DEM Announces That Grant Funds are Available for Water Quality Improvement and Protection

DEM to Hold November 16th Public Hearing on Proposed Regulations Adopting the California Low Emissions Vehicle Standard in Rhode Island

DEM, Pawtucket Fire and Police Respond to Mercury Spill in New England Gas Co. Facility

Wastewater Treatment Operators to Attend DEM-Sponsored Nutrient Removal Course to Assist Efforts in Water Pollution Control

DEM Cuts Ribbon on New Covered Bridge and Handcapped-Accessible Fishing Platform at Lincoln Woods State Park

DEM: October 20 West Nile/EEE Status Update

"Walk in the Forest" Program Postponed to Wednesday, October 20

DEM to Hold Public Workshop in South Kingstown on Wednesday, October 27, to Discuss Proposed New Animal Care Regulations

DEM, Federal and Local Officials to Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Covered Bridge at Lincoln Woods

DEM: October 13 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM: October 6 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Governor Carcieri Joins DEM, National Park Service, and Pawtucket Officials at Groundbreaking for Soccer Complex

DEM Notified of Sludge Spill at Providence Water Supply Treatment Plant in Scituate

Walk In the Woods with Foresters

Governor Carcieri to Join DEM, Federal and Local Officials in Groundbreaking Ceremony for Pawtucket Soccer Complex

DEM Announces Three EEE Isolations, Including That of a Euthanized Tiverton Horse

DEM Announces Small Game Hunting Season Dates and Limits

DEM, Brown University Win $21,500 Grant to Promote Wider Food Service Use of Local Farm Products

September 2004

DEM Announces Availability of Crossbow Permit Applications for Disabled Archery Hunters

DEM Announces Dates for the 2004-2005 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

DEM: September 29 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM to Hold October 4 Hearing on Proposed Changes to State Commercial Fishing Regulations

DEM to Sponsor Informational Booth at Warwick Mall's Prime Time Senior Living Expo on October 6

DEM: September 22 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM, RI Pumpkin Growers, Invite Public to Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Frerichs Farm in Warren

Sampling Results of South County Wells for the Herbicide, Dacthal Find No Health Concern for Residents

DEM: September 15 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces That Cottrell Homestead in West Kingston Has Been Named Rhode Island's 2004 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year

DEM Announces That South Kingstown Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

DEM Annouces Kickoff of RI Farmways Program to Promote Agri-Tourism

DEM Announces That Free "Gardening for Good" Demonstrations Will Be Held at State Park Farmers' Markets Over the Next Week

DEM: September 8 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Construction to Begin on Blackstone River State Park Entrance

DEM, Health, Say Rhode Islanders Now at Higher Than Average Risk for EEE

DEM Announces September 9 Business Roundtable Meeting

DEM: September 1 West Nile/EEE Status Update

August 2004

DEM to Hold Informational Meeting September 22 Onwastewater Discharge Permit for Tiverton High School

DEM Announces That South Kingstown Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

DEM Updates Policy on Supplemental Environmental Projects

DEM Announces New Report on Status of Rhode Island Fisheries Stock

DEM Dedicates New Equestrian Facilities at Sunset Stables in Lincoln Woods State Park

New Equestrian Facilities to be Dedicated Thursday

DEM: August 25 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces that Two Birds Test Positive for Mosquito-Borne Disease

DEM Takes Farmers' Markets on the Road to Senior Centers

DEM: August 18 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Begins "Schooner Explorations" Marine Heritage Educational Program on 91-foot Schooner

DEM Larvicide Distribution Set for Thursday

DEM: August 11 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Says This is One of Best Years for Locally Grown Fruits and Vegetables

DEM Update on Bay Conditions

DEM Announces That New Hatch House Will Be Constructed at Lafayette Hatchery in North Kingstown

DEM and Maple Avenue Condominium Association Reach Agreement on Restoration of Vegetation on East Bay Bike Path

DEM: August 4 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Issues License to RI Resource Recovery Corporation for Phase V Landfill

July 2004

DEM, Warwick Continue to Address Offensive Odors in Conimicut

DEM to Step Up Enforcement of Boat Sewage Discharge Ban

DEM Announces That North Kingstown Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

DEM Hosting International Group's Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

DEM: July 28 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Decaying Seaweed Believed to Be Causing Offensive Odors in Conimicut Neighborhood; Warwick City Crews Will Begin Clean-Up Actions on Shoreline Tuesday Morning

DEM Testing This Summer for Next Year's Lifeguards

Carcieri Invites All to Bay Day 2004

Rabid Raccoon at East Providence Animal Shelter, Vaccine Recommended for Exposed Persons

DEM: July 21 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Charbert Notifies DEM That Aerators Will Be Installed in Wastewater Lagoons at Richmond Facility

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

DEM: July 14 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Arrests Two Massachusetts Men on Stolen Boat Charges

DEM Establishes Safety and Security Zones in Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor for Tall Ships Festival

DEM to Hold Public Workshop in Cumberland Monday, July 19, to Discuss Proposed New Animal Care Regulations

DEM to Offer "Schooner Explorations" Marine Heritage Educational Program on 91-Foot Schooner in August

DEM and Health Department to Re-Test Wells in Richmond and South Kingstown for the Agricultural Herbicide, Dacthal

DEM: July 7 West Nile/EEE Status Update

June 2004

DEM: June 30 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Criminal Investigator David Thatcher Graduates from FBI's Prestigious Quantico Training Program

DEM, Partners, Enlist Support of School Districts to Protect Children by Limiting School Bus Exhaust Emissions

Governor Announces "Bay Line" for Public to Report, Receive Information About Narragansett Bay

DEM Offers Freshwater Fishing Licenses On Line

DEM Awards $500,000 Grant to Narragansett to Bring Sewers to Briggs Farm Neighborhood

DEM: West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Accepting Applications from Communities, Non-Profit Environmental Agencies, and Land Trusts for Open Space Grants

DEM Announces Shellfish Closure in Waters off Easton's Beach Beginning June 19 Due to Sewage Overflows

DEM Announces Air Quality Monitoring Results for Alton Neighborhood Near Charbert Plant

DEM Announces That Newly Renovated Jerusalem Pier Will Reopen Weekend of June 26

DEM to Preserve Skeleton of Stranded Finback Whale

DEM Says First Mosquitoes Trapped Test Negative for WNV and EEE

DEM to Hold Public Workshop in Bristol Wednesday, June 16, to Discuss Proposed New Animal Care Regulations

DEM Announces That 45 Acres of Prime Nursery Land in Middletown Has Been Preserved Through Partnership Efforts

DEM to Hold Public Meeting on June 22 to Discuss Ways to Restore Water Quality in Green Hill and Ninigret Ponds

DEM Announces Emergency Closure of Allen Harbor Shellfish Harvesting Area in North Kingstown

DEM Announces Daily Opening of Beach at World War II Memorial State Park Beginning Saturday, June 19

DEM to Hold Hearing Tuesday, June 15 on Proposed Changes to Marine Fisheries Regulations

DEM Asks for Information on Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

Carcieri, Chafee and DEM Commission the John H. Chafee, Rhode Island's New Marine Fisheries Research Vessel

DEM Still Recruiting Surf and Non-Surf Lifeguards for Summer

May 2004

DEM Sets June 17 Public Hearing on Proposed Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Regulations

DEM Wins Court Challenge to Lobster Conservation Regulations

Carcieri Proposes $47.4 Million in Clean Water Bonds
Calls for 50% Reduction in Nutrient Loading in Narragansett Bay


DEM Announces Annual Seasonal Shellfish Closures and Conditional Re-Opening of 240 Acres in Greenwich Bay to Shellfishing

Governor Carcieri, DEM Announce $1.35 Million USDA Grant for Farmland Preservation

Rhode Island Awarded Almost $200,000 from USDA for Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

DEM Issues Reminder That May 29 is Last Day for Commercial Fishermen Who Missed Deadline to Apply for License Renewal

Governor Carcieri, DEM, and Farmers to Celebrate Rhode Island Agriculture Day in State House Festivities

DEM Inspectors Find No Evidence of Sewage Discharge into Pawtuxet River in Coventry

DEM Says Well Test Results for Targeted Areas of Richmond and Usquepaug Indicate That High Nitrate Levels Are Not Widespread

DEM to Distribute Larvicide to Communities for Mosquito Control

DEM Releases Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

DEM Breaks Ground for Reconstruction of Northwest Bulkhead in the Port of Galilee

DEM to Hold Public Meeting May 20 to Present Landfill Cap Design for Former Rose Hill Regional Landfill in South Kingstown

DEM, Health, Advise People to Avoid Contact Recreation in Canada Pond and Downstream Rivers Due to Continuing Sewage Discharge

DEM to Honor Longtime Environmental Advocate Peggy Sharpe With Alfred L. Hawkes Award

State Gears Up for Mosquito Season, Reminds Residents to Eliminate Mostquito Breeding Grounds Around Their Homes

DEM, Local Officials to Hold Groundbreaking for Galilee Bulkhead Reconstruction Project

DEM Soliciting Information, Comments, From Forest Owners for Updated Forest Resource Plan

DEM Announces That Commercial Fishermen Who Missed License Renewal Deadline Now Have Until May 29 to Apply

CORRECTION- Quahaug Transplants

April 2004

DEM, Nurserymen, Schoolchildren, to Participate at URI Arbor Day Event; Tree Stewardship Grants to be Announced

Westerly to Apply Mosquito Larvicide to Swamp Areas

Carcieri and DEM Announce $4.6 Million in Recreational Development Grants to 26 Rhode Island Communities

DEM Plans Four Quahaug Transplants in May; Seeks Shellfishermen to Participate

DEM Says Young Birds and Mammals Should Be Left Alone

DEM Announces That Four Weekly Farmers' Markets at State Parks Will Open in Early May

DEM Recruiting Surf and Non-Surf Lifeguards

DEM and Health Department to Test Selected Private Drinking Water Wells in Richmond and South Kingstown for High Nitrates

Earth Day Cleanup in West Warwick Rescheduled to Saturday, April 24

DEM Commends Rescuers of Barrington Teen From Chilly Waters of Mount Hope Bay

Rhode Islanders Invited to Participate in Earth Day Cleanups

Rhode Island Earth Day Festival This Saturday at Roger Williams Park Zoo

DEM Announces April 26 Public Hearing on Discharge Permit for T.F. Green State Airport

DEM to Hold Public Workshops in Bristol and Providence to Discuss New Animal Care Regulations

DEM Announces $14,190 in Earth Day Grants

Rhode Islanders Invited to Participate in Earth Day Cleanups

DEM Announces That 220-Acre Farm in Hopkinton Will Be Preserved

DEM Announces Settlement Agreement With Brookwood Laminating Over Air Pollution Control Violations

Rhode Islanders Invited to Participate in Earth Day Cleanups

DEM Announces April 10 Opening Day of Fishing Season

March 2004

April 5th Meeting of RI Marine Fisheries Council Cancelled

Rhode Islanders Invited to Participate in Earth Day Cleanups

DEM to Present Preliminary Plans on April 12 to Central Falls City Council for Local Segment of Blackstone Bikepath

Earth Day 2004 Plans Well Underway

DEM Criminal Investigator David Thatcher to Attend FBI's Quantico Training Program

DEM Aquatic Educators Introduce Rhode Island Schools to "Salmon In The Classroom" Program

State and Local Officials to Meet With Alton Residents at March 29 Public Workshop to Discuss Water and Air Quality Concerns in Vicinity of Charbert Plant

DEM Plans Scientific Study of Salter's Grove Causeway Area for Environmental and Public Access Improvements

Final DEM Report on Clams That Washed Ashore at Goddard Park Beach Confirms That Weather Conditions Caused Sunday's Event

DEM Reports That Majority of Clams That Washed Ashore on Goddard Park Beach Have Re-Burrowed Into the Sand

DEM Awards Challenge Grants to Help Launch Alternative Forest-Based Businesses

DEM Scientists Investigate What Caused Thousands of Clams to Wash Ashore on Goddard Park Beach on Sunday

State Achieves Settlement in Out-of-State Waste Case Against Patriot Hauling Co, Patriot Disposal Co, and Joseph Vinagro

DEM Announces Decrease in Commercial Summer Flounder Possession Limit to Take Effect on Saturday, March 6

RI Marine Fisheries Council to Meet at URI Bay Campus on Monday, March 15

DEM Announces March 16 Public Hearing on RI Resource Recovery Corp's License Application for Phase V Landfill

DEM Receives Award for South County Greenspace Project From RI Chapter of American Planners' Association

DEM Releases Preliminary Deer Season Tally Showing Increase in Deer Taken by Hunters

February 2004

DEM Wetlands, ISDS Staff Will Offer Information at RI Home Show

Weekly Commercial Trip Limit Program for Summer Flounder Ends February 26; Possession Limit Will Drop to 700 Pounds per Day

DEM Initiates Plan to Eliminate Low Pathogenic Avian Disease at Foster Poultry Farm

DEM Issues Urgent Reminder That Commercial Fishing License Application Deadline is Monday, March 1, With No Appeal

DEM Recruiting Now for Seasonal Workers; Many Openings Still Available

Emergency Regulations Filed by State Pilotage Commission Controlling Vessel Traffic In and Out of Port of Providence

DEM to Hold Hearing Tuesday, March 2, on Proposed Changes to Marine Fisheries Regulations

DEM and Coast Guard Overseeing Removal of Three Abandoned Vessels from Weaver Cove in Portsmouth

DEM to Highlight Peaceful Retreats at State Recreational Sites in RI Spring Flower and Garden Show Exhibit

Decorated Rhode Island Egg to Be Displayed at White House

DEM Reminds Commercial Fishermen That the Application Deadline for New and Renewed Licenses is March 1

DEM Announces February 11 Public Meeting to Discuss Ways to Restore Water Quality in the Greenwich Bay Watershed

January 2004

DEM to Hold Public Workshop in Johnston to Discuss RI Resource Recovery Corp's License Application for Phase V Landfill

DEM Announces That Close to 4,000 Acres of Land Were Protected in Fiscal Year 2003

DEM Announces Close to $1.5 Million in Grants for Water Quality Improvements

DEM and Department of Health Remind the Public That Local Eggs and Poultry Products Are Safe to Eat

DEM Receives Coastal Property in Charlestown from DOT for Passive Recreation

Earth Day Committee to Award $1,000 Scholarship in the Name of the Late Professor Dr. Mark Gould

DEM Offering Small Grants for Earth Day Cleanups and Environmental Education

RI Marine Fisheries Council to Meet at URI Bay Campus on Monday, February 2

DEM Finds Safe Ice Conditions at Lincoln Woods, Goddard Memorial, and World War II State Parks, but Ice at Meshanticut State Park in Cranston Remains Unsafe for Skating

DEM and Woonasquatucket Watershed Council to Host Regional Greenspace Workshop on Wednesday, January 21st

DEM Will Hold Febuary 11 Hearing on Proposed Regulations Governing Reduction of Mercury in the Environment

Carcieri to Announce DEM Assessment for New Children's Center in Providence

DEM Adopts Permanent Regulations to Keep Chronic Wasting Disease Out of Rhode Island

DEM'S New Marine Fisheries Research Vessel to be Launched in Maine on Saturday, January 10

DEM Warns: No Safe Ice Yet at State Parks

DEM Offers Boat Registration Renewal, Boater Education Information, Summer Job Applications at Boat Show

DEM to Hold January 13 Public Meeting for Review and Comment on Proposed Two-Year Work Plan

DEM Issues Notice of Intent to Issue License to RI Resource Recovery Corporation for Phase V Landfill

DEM Announces That Weekly Trip Limit Permit Program for Summer Flounder Will Begin on January 6th


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