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2005 Press Releases

December 2005

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

DEM Announces Two Public Meetings in January to Discuss Ways to Improve Water Quality in the Bi-State Kickemuit Watershed

DEM Will Reopen Public Hearing on Pilot Program for Accelerated Wetland and Septic System Application Processing on January 13

Carcieri Administration Files New California Vehicle Emissions Standards

DEM Announces Plans to Stock Trout and Atlantic Salmon Broodstock in Anticipation of Ice Fishing

DEM Announces January 6 Public Hearing on Amending Used Oil Regulations to Make Them Less Restrictive to Business

DEM to Hold Public Hearing December 23 on Pilot Program for Accelerated Wetland And Septic System Application Processing

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

DEM Announces Opening of Several Shellfish Management Areas

DEM Announces That Applications for 2006 Aggregate Landing Permit Program for Scup and Summer Flounder Are Now Available

DEM Announces New Commercial Fishing License/Endorsement Opportunities, Including 43 New Quahog Licenses

DEM Announces That Bristol Harbor Will Reopen to Shellfishing Beginning at Sunrise Tomorrow, Saturday, December 10

DEM Extends Closure of Conditional Area A to Shellfishing Until Sunrise on Monday, December 12 Due to Sewage Discharge

DEM Offers Freshwater Wetlands Application Status Checks on Internet Via RI.gov

November 2005

DEM Announces Shotgun Deer Season Opens on Mainland on Saturday, December 3; Already Open on Block Island

DEM, NOAA Staff to Release One Million Oysters into Rhode Island Coastal Waters as Part of North Cape Restoration Program

DEM Announces Shellfish Closure in Bristol Harbor Beginning November 23 Due to Sewage Overflows

DEM Accepting Grant Applications for Pumpout Facilities

DEM Closes Bissel Cove - Fox Island Shellfish Management Area Now That Traditional Shellfishing Areas Have Re-Opened

Carcieri Orders DEM to Take Immediate Action on Six High Hazard Dams

DEM'S Bay Line Closed for Season

DEM Announces Seminar for Coventry, Scituate Residents on Recent Forest Defoliation and Steps to Control Damage in Future

DEM Announces Reopening of Additional Shellfishing Areas Affected by October Rainfall

October 2005

DEM to Hold Hearing November 10 on Proposed Narragansett Bay and Watershed Restoration Bond Fund

DEM Celebrates Completion of New Hatch House at Lafayette Hatchery in North Kingstown

Governor Celebrates Completion of High-Hazard Stillwater Reservoir Dam Reconstruction

DEM, Health, Say Now That the Storms Are Over, Cleanup Should Include Mold Prevention and Removal

DEM Announces That Three Additional Areas Will Reopen to Shellfishing at Noon Today -- October 26

DEM, Federal Partners to Celebrate Completion of New Trout Hatch House at Lafayette Hatchery in North Kingstown

DEM Cautions Drivers to Be Alert for Deer

DEM: October 25 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Again Asks Dam Owners and Municipalities to Continue Dam Watch

DEM Asks Dam Owners and Municipalities to Continue Dam Watch

DEM Announces That Certain Additional Areas Will Reopen to Shellfishing at Sunrise Saturday, October 22

DEM to Open Bissel Cove - Fox Island Shellfish Management Area Effective Monday, October 24

DEM Announces That Certain Areas Will Reopen to Shellfishing at Sunrise Thursday, October 20

DEM: October 19 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM: Extensive Areas of State Waters Remain Closed to Shellfishing

DEM to Hold October 25 Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to State Commercial Fishing Licensing Regulations

DEM Postpones Construction of Courtesy Dock at Fort Adams Until November

DEM Announces 2005 Muzzleloader Deer Season

DEM: October 12 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Walk in the Woods with Foresters

Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date Moved to Sunday, October 9 Because of Rain

DEM: October 5 West Nile/EEE Status Update

September 2005

DEM Announces Dates for the 2005-2006 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

DEM Announces Prudence/Patience Islands Archery Deer Season

DEM Announces Small Game Hunting Season Dates and Limits

DEM Announces EEE Found in Roger Williams Park

DEM Offers Special Deer Seasons on Prudence Island and in Narragansett for Paraplegics/Double Amputees

Mosquito Trapped in Providence Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

DEM: September 27 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM: September 20 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Publication of Rhode Island Agriculture Guide

DEM to Construct 52-Foot Courtesy Dock at Fort Adams; Current Ramp to be Closed During Construction Beginning October 11

Carcieri Announces $454,047 in Grants for Water Quality Improvements

Decaying Seaweed Believed to Be Causing Offensive Odors in Cranston Neighborhood; DEM and Cranston City Crews Will Begin Clean-Up Actions in Stillhouse Cove Thursday Morning If Weather Conditions Warrant

DEM: September 13 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Online Fishing Survey for Recreational Saltwater Anglers Set to End on Friday, September 16

DEM Issues Alert That State CWD Restrictions Now Apply to Deer, Elk, and Moose Taken in West Virginia and Bordering Counties

DEM-Sponsored Training for Two Wastewater Plants Brings Large Decreases in the Amount of Nitrogen Discharged into RI Waters

DEM: September 6 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Notified of Sewage Discharge Into the Blackstone River in Auburn, MA Due to Pumping Station Failure

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

DEM Announces EEE Found in Lincoln Woods State Park

August 2005

DEM: August 31 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Schedules ISDS Installer Exam for September 15; Application Deadline September 9

DEM: August 24 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Carcieri Awards Open Space Grants Totaling Nearly $700,000

DEM Reminds Hunters That State CWD Restrictions Now Apply to Deer, Elk, and Moose Taken in New York State and Bordering Counties

DEM Reminds Recreational Saltwater Anglers of Federal Tuna Rules

DEM: August 17 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Hunters and Fishermen for the Hungry Program Now Up and Running in Rhode Island

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (August 13)

DEM Issues 2005-2006 Hunting and Trapping Abstract

DEM Will Hold Hearing on Proposed Waterfowl Season and Falconry Regulations on Thursday, September 1

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (August 11)

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

DEM: August 10 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Hosting International Group's Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (August 5)

DEM Says That Majority of Facilities With Federally Regulated Underground Storage Tanks Have Fulfilled Requirements of New Mandatory Self-Certification Program

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (August 4)

DEM: August 1 West Nile/EEE Status Update

July 2005

DEM Announces That Ocean Breeze Farm in Westerly Has Been Named Rhode Island's 2005 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year

DEM: July 26 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Receives Numerous Complaints Regarding Odors From Cranston Wastewater Treatment Facility

DEM Testing This Summer for Next Year's Lifeguards

Governor Carcieri Announces 2005 Bay Day Celebration on Sunday, July 31

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

DEM To Distribute Larvicide to Communities on Thursday, July 21 for Mosquito Control

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (July 19)

DEM: July 12 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Again Conducting Special Patrols to Enforce Ban on Boat Sewage Discharge

DEM: July 5 West Nile/EEE Status Update

June 2005

DEM Issues Discharge Permit Modifications Establishing Nitrogen Limits for Wastewater Treatment Facilities

DEM: West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Start of Rope Walk Pond Restoration

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (June 26)

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (June 25)

DEM Asks Recreational Saltwater Anglers to Participate in Online Fishing Survey

DEM, DEA, Senator Jack Reed Announce $180,844 USDA Grant for Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

DEM Says First Mosquitoes Trapped Test Negative for WNV and EEE

DEM, Health Take Extra Precautions to Protect Public Health and State's Shellfish Industry From Potential Impacts Associated With Red Tide Bloom Off Eastern New England Coast

DEM, DEA, Senator Jack Reed to Announce Federal Grant for 2005 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

DEM, USDA/NRCS, The Nature Conservancy, and Hopkinton Land Trust Celebrate Preservation of Three Hopkinton Farms

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (June 13)

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (June 12)

DEM, USDA/NRCS, The Nature Conservancy, and Hopkinton Land Trust to Celebrate Preservation of Three Hopkinton Farms

DEM Still Seeking Lifeguards, Especially in South County

DEM Asks for Information on Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

DEM Says Winter Moth Caterpillars Have Moved Into Rhode Island and Are Damaging Trees in Some East Bay Communities

May 2005

DEM Criminal Investigator to Present Environmental Watchdog Program to Elementary School Students

DEM Says Waste Removal Near Kelly House Site to Take Place in June

DEM Announces Annual Reclassification of Shellfish Waters and Seasonal Shellfish Closures

DEM's 24-Hour Bay Line Open for Season

DEM Cancels Quahog Transplant Scheduled for Monday, May 23

DEM Sets June 15 Public Hearing on Proposed Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Regulations

DEM Announces Daily Opening of State Beaches Beginning Saturday, May 28

DEM Anounces Start of Construction Activities Aimed at Capping Former Rose Hill Regional Landfill in South Kingstown

DEM Announces Changes to Commercial and Recreational Fisheries Regulations That Take Effect on May 26

DEM to Hold Public Hearing May 24 on Proposed Amendments to Underground Storage Tank Regulations

DEM Announces That $325,000 Is Now Available for Local Recreational Trails Grants

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

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

Westerly to Apply Mosquito Larvicide to Swamp Areas on Friday, May 6

April 2005

Earth Day RI Awards Two $1,500 Scholarships

April 2005

North Cape Shellfish Restoration Program Welcomes New Season

DEM Awards Grants for Alternative Forest-Based Businesses

DEM Announces State Arbor Day Ceremony, Award of Seven Tree Stewardship Grants

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

DEM Announces Construction of Parking Area at Rome Point

Earth Day RI Selects Environmentalists of the Year

RIPTA Offers Free Shuttle to Earth Day Festival April 23

DEM Plans Quahog Transplants on May 4, 11,18 & 23; Seeks Shellfishermen to Participate

DEM Warns Public of Increased Fire Danger This Week

DEM Announces Self-Certification Program for Exterior Lead Paint Removal Contractors

DEM Announces It Is Extending the Closure of a Section of Upper Narragansett Bay to Shellfish Harvesting

Earth Month Continues With Neighborhood Cleanups

DEM Announces Giant Pumpkin-Growing Workshop for Public

Users of State Management Areas Required to Wear Fluorescent Orange During Turkey Hunting Season

DEM Urges the Public to Exercise Caution on Opening Day of Fishing Season This Saturday

Brown, DEM, Announce Local Food Forum April 13 Through April 16

DEM Reminds Public That All Users of Management Areas Must Wear Fluorescent Orange During Turkey Hunting Season

DEM, Attorney General's Office, Announce Settlement Agreement and Resolution of Criminal Counts Against Louis L. Vinagro, Jr.

DEM to Reopen Middle Bay Areas to Shellfishing Wednesday

Fuel Cell-Powered Festival Marks 35th Annual Earth Day

Carcieri Bills Will Protect Drinking Water, Watersheds & Narragansett Bay

March 2005

Earth Day RI Announces Science Fair Winners

DEM Extends Shellfish Closure Area Beginning Wednesday, March 30 Due to Heavy Rainfall

DEM, Partners, Protect Close to 500 Acres of Significant Riverfront Property in Westerly

DEM Says Rabies Virus Remains Widespread in Rhode Island

DEM Announces April 9 Opening Day of Fishing Season

Earth Day RI to Award $1,500 Scholarship

DEM Announces Preliminary Deer Season Tally

DEM to Introduce Urban Environmental Design Manual at Public Meeting on Thursday, March 24

DEM to Hold Public Hearing Monday, March 14, on Proposed Changes to Marine Fisheries Regulations

February 2005

DEM, Statewide Planning, to Hold Hearing Wednesday, March 2, on Draft Comprehensive RI Forest Resources Management Plan

DEM Announces Self-Certification Program for Regulated Underground Storage Tanks

DEM Issues Nutrient Management Plan

DEM Issues Draft Listing of Rhode Island Waters Impaired by Pollution

DEM Says Conditions at Pulaski State Park in Glocester Excellent for Cross-Country Skiing

January 2005

DEM to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Discharge Permit Modifications Establishing Nitrogen Limits for Wastewater Treatment Facilities

DEM Says No Safe Ice Yet at State Parks

DEM Says Many Openings Still Available for Seasonal Positions; Applications Will Be Accepted Until March 31

Decorated Rhode Island Egg to Be Displayed at White House

DEM Removes Dead Whale From Brenton Point

DEM Advises Homeowners to Protect Ornamental Plants From Deer Damage


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