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2006 Press Releases

December 2006

DEM Announces Reopening of Great Swamp Shooting Range

DEM Classifies Westerly Tidal Pond Not Known as a Prime Shellfish Harvesting Area as Off-Limits to Shellfishing in Future

DEM to Hold Public Meeting on January 4 to Discuss Ways to Restore Water Quality in the Woonasquatucket River

DEM Announces That Applications for 2007 Aggregate Landing Permit Program for Scup and Summer Flounder Now Available

DEM Reminds Anglers and Hunters That the Hunters and Fishermen for the Hungry Program Needs Their Support

DEM Says It's Not Too Soon to Apply for 2007 Summer Jobs

DEM, City of Providence, Announce Port Protection Initiative

DEM Announces Finalization of Rhode Island's List of Waters Impaired by Pollution

DEM Asks Deer Hunters to Continue Submitting Samples for Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance

DEM Announces Changes to Marine Fisheries Regulations

DEM Announces Replacement of Dilapidated Silos at Dame Farm As Measure to Preserve Historical Family Farms for Future

DEM Announces Plans to Stock Trout in Anticipation of Ice Fishing

DEM Announces Greenwich Bay Shellfishing Dates Begin on December 11

DEM Announces Availability of Farm Viability Grant Funds to Enhance and Promote Rhode Island Specialty Crops

November 2006

DEM Announces Shotgun Deer-Hunting Dates and Regulations

DEM Announces Controlled Archery Hunt on Portion of Beavertail State Park November 13 Through January 31

DEM to Hold Public Hearing on Monday, November 20 Regarding Proposed Changes to State Commercial Fisheries Regulations

DEM and Veterans Groups to Dedicate Interpretive Military Signage at Fort Wetherill Marine Fisheries Center in Jamestown

DEM to Hold Two Hearings on Weaver Cove Energy LLC's Request to Dredge Navigation Channel in Mount Hope Bay

October 2006

DEM Invites Public to Art Exhibit and Reception on November 15 to Mark 100 Years of Forest Service in Rhode Island

DEM Announces Plans to Stock Atlantic Salmon

DEM Awards $153,925 in Grants for Riparian Restoration Projects

DEM Issues End-of-Summer Bay Monitoring Summary; Beach Closure Report Provided by Health Department

DEM Anounces Start of Final Phase of Construction Activities to Cap Former Rose Hill Regional Landfill in South Kingstown

DEM: October 23 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM: October 17 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Cautions Drivers to Be Alert for Deer

DEM Announces That EEE Again Found in Mosquitoes Trapped at Chapmans Swamp in Westerly

DEM: October 10 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Muzzleloader and Shotgun Deer Seasons

DEM Announces Prudence/Patience Islands Archery Deer Season

Earth Day RI Seeking Nomination for 2007 Environmentalist of the Year Awards

DEM Announces 2006 Small Game Hunting Season Begins October 21

DEM Announces Conservation Development Workshops

DEM Announces Availability of Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology

DEM: October 3 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces That Public Is Invited to Climb Fire Tower at Chopmist Forestry Headquarters during October 14-15 Open House

September 2006

DEM and EPA Announce the Release of the Record of Decision for the West Kingston/URI Disposal Area Superfund Site

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

DEM to Participate in Oil Spill Containment/Recovery Training for Providence, East Providence, and Cranston Fire Departments

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

DEM Announces EEE Found in Westerly Pool of Mosquitoes

DEM: September 25 West Nile/EEE Status Update

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

DEM: September 20 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM to Hold Public Hearing September 27 on New Regulations Pertaining to Nuisance Wildlife Control Specialists

DEM to Hold October 10 Workshop on Proposed Dam Safety Regulations and Dam Hazard Classifications

DEM to Hold October 16 Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to State Commercial Fishing Licensing Regulations

DEM Issues 2006-2007 Hunting and Trapping Abstract

DEM: September 13 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Upcoming Workshop on Storm Preparedness and Response in Regard to Community Trees

DEM Announces Public "Walks In The Forest"

DEM: September 11 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Lonsdale Drive-In Restoration Project Team Recognized by Coastal America for Environmental Successes

DEM, Army Corps of Engineers, EPA, and Other Partners in Lonsdale Drive-In Restoration Project to Be Recognized by Coastal America for Environmental Successes

DEM to Sponsor Public Workshops on Scituate Reservoir Watershed Greenspace Project

DEM Announces That Nine Felony Counts of Illegal Discharge of Waste Oil and Antifreeze Have Been Filed Against N.E. Environmental services, Inc., Its President and Vice-President

DEM: September 5 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM, Health, Say Rhode Islanders Now at Higher Risk for EEE, West Nile Virus

DEM Will Hold Public Hearing Wednesday, September 6, on Proposed Waterfowl Season and Falconry Regulations

DEM Announces September 11 Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to State's Marine Fisheries Regulations

DEM Testing Migratory Waterfowl for Avian Influenza

August 2006

DEM Offers Recorded Information About Avian Influenza

DEM: August 29 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife Offering Several Fishing Programs this Fall

DEM Announces that Three Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

DEM Announces that Arruda's Dairy Farm in Tiverton Has Been Named Rhode Island's 2006 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year

DEM Announces That Two Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

DEM Foresters to Crown Young Winners of Woodsmen's Competition at Washington State Fair on Saturday, August 19

DEM: August 16 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces August 21 South Kingstown Public Meeting on Dale Carlia Stormwater Report

North Cape Oil Spill Trustees and Industry Successfully Complete North Cape Lobster Restoration Program

Governor Carcieri to Join Sen. Jack Reed, Representatives from Federal Agencies, and the Lobster Industry to Recognize Accomplishments of North Cape Lobster Restoration Program

DEM: August 7 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Says Law Change Requires Children 12 and Under on Recreational Vessels Less Than 65 Feet to Wear Life Jackets

DEM Will Hold Hearing on Proposed Waterfowl Season and Falconry Regulations on Wednesday, September 6

DEM Celebrates National Farmers' Market Week with Special Events on Friday, August 11

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (August 3)

DEM: August 1 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (August 2)

July 2006

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (August 1)

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

DEM Testing This Summer for Next Year's Lifeguards

Governor Carcieri to Attend Groundbreaking on Bay Day for Point Judith Commercial Fishermen's Memorial at Camp Cronin

Tall Ship Eagle to Visit Newport July 28 through July 31

RI DEM, CT DEP, Participating in Multi-Agency Shoreline Study of Pawcatuck River to Find Sources of Pollution

DEM: July 24 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Offers Advice for Coping with Unhealthy Air Quality Days

DEM, City of Warwick to Undertake Joint Effort to Remove Sea Lettuce Washing Ashore on Conimicut Beach

DEM Closes Section of East Bay Bike Path Along Veterans Memorial Parkway Until Friday Due to Storm Damage

DEM Says Portuguese Man-of-War Have Been Reported at Beaches in Jamestown And Middletown

DEM: July 18 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Grand Opening Tuesday, July 25 of Farmers' Market at Blackstone River State Park Visitor Center in Lincoln

DEM to Reopen Easton Bay to Shellfishing Tuesday

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (July 18)

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (July 17)

DEM Seeking Members for New Environmental Equity Workgroup

DEM Seeking Several Seasonal Employees for Ft. Adams State Park

DEM Announces Shellfish Closure in Easton Bay Beginning at Noon Today, Thursday, July 13, Due to Sewage Overflows

DEM: July 10 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Says Spring Turkey Hunt Was "Outstanding"

DEM Asks Campers to Use Only Local Firewood to Prevent Importation of Invasive Wood-Boring Insects

Governor Carcieri Announces Bay Day 2006

Fine Particle Pollution - Health Advisory (July 5)

DEM: July 3 West Nile/EEE Status Update

June 2006

DEM Hosting International Group's Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

DEM Announces That Grant Funds Are Available for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control

DEM Says Strawberries Are Ripe for the Picking

DEM: June 27 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Honors Environmental Education Advocate Michael Ferry with Alfred L. Hawkes Award

DEM Issues Notice of Rabies Vaccine Recall

DEM and EPA to Hold Public Informational Meeting on June 28 on Proposed Cleanup Plan for the West Kingston / URI Disposal Area Superfund Site

Narragansett Bay Commission, Department of Environmental Management Sign Clean Water Agreement

DEM Says First Mosquitoes Trapped Test Negative for WNV and EEE

Ozone Alert - Health Advisory (June 18)

DEM and NBC to Hold News Conference on Discharge Permit Modifications for Bucklin and Fields Point Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Newport Middle School Students to Release Salmon Fry Into the Pawcatuck River on Monday, June 19

Rhode Island's New No-Discharge Compliance Program Now in Effect

DEM Makes Arrest in Illegal Dumping of Hundreds of Cans of Paint

DEM to Host Public Meeting June 12 on Scituate Reservoir Watershed Greenspace Project

DEM Announces Shellfish Closure in Bristol Harbor Beginning at Noon Today Due to Sewage Overflows

DEM Asks for Information on Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

DEM to Hold Public Hearing on June 14 on Proposed Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Regulations

DEM Announces Free Fishing Days June 3 and 4

Numerous Events Planned Around Rhode Island for Tick Control Awareness Day, June 3

DEM Announces That the 2006 Marine Fisheries Abstract Is Now Available

May 2006

DEM Says Now Is the Time to Control Damage from Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

Governor Carcieri Hails 8-Million Dollars in Grants to Build New Playing Fields, Running Tracks and Outdoor Recreational Sites

DEM Extends Closure of Section of Greenwich Bay to Shellfishing until Sunrise on June 1 Due to Sewage Pump Station Failure

DEM Takes Steps to Increase Minority Youth Interest in Environmental Career Paths

DEM to Conduct Lifeguard Testing Thursday and Friday

2 DEM Announces Annual Reclassification of Shellfish Waters and Seasonal Shellfish Closures

DEM Files Emergency Regulations Banning the Importation, Sale and Use of Goldfish as Bait in the State's Fresh Waters

DEM'S 24-Hour Bay Line Open for Season

DEM to Distribute Larvicide to Communities for Mosquito Control

DEM, URI, to Hold Free Seminar on Avian Influenza in Domestic and Wild Birds

North Cape Shellfish Restoration Program to Hold May 24 Evening Meeting

RI Trails Advisory Committee Soliciting Proposals for Properties for Motorized Off-Road Vehicle Use

DEM Announces Daily Opening of State Beaches Beginning Saturday, May 27

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

DEM Issues Draft Listing of Rhode Island Waters Impaired by Pollution

DEM Says Tests Have Not Detected Chronic Wasting Disease in Rhode Island's Deer Population

DEM Says Young Birds and Mammals Should Be Left Alone

Westerly to Apply Mosquito Larvicide to Swamp Areas on Friday, May 12 in Yearly Routine (Updated)

DEM, URI, Announce Free Seminar on Avian Influenza in Domestic and Wild Birds at URI on May 22

DEM Predicts Heavy Populations of Gypsy Moths in Areas of Coventry and Scituate Hard Hit By the Insects Last Year

Governor Carcieri, DEM, and Farmers to Celebrate Rhode Island Agriculture Day in State House Festivities on May 17

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

DEM Offering Flyfishing Program on Saturday, May 13

DEM Announces Opening of 52-Foot Courtesy Dock at Fort Adams

DEM Announces May 18 Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Commercial Lobster Regulations

DEM to Host Tree Planting Ceremony at St. Mary School

State Launches 2006 Ozone Alert Program

April 2006

DEM Conducts Intensified Search for Missing URI Students After Body Is Found Off Galilee; Two Students Remain Missing

DEM Announces Arbor Day Celebration, Open House Tours of Forestry Headquarters, to Mark 100 Years of RI Forest Service

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

DEM Announces Availability of $700,000 in Grants for Riparian Buffer Restoration Projects

DEM Announces Arbor Day Celebration, Open House Tours of Forestry Headquarters, to Mark 100 Years of RI Forest Service

DEM Advises Consumers That Gasoline in Rhode Island Is Changing

DEM to Hold Public Workshop on May 4 on Proposed Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Regulations

DEM Plans Quahog Transplants on May 3, 10 & 17; Seeks Shellfishermen to Participate

DEM, Partners Dedicate John H. Chafee Nature Preserve at Rome Point in North Kingstown

John H. Chafee Nature Preserve at Rome Point in North Kingstown to Be Dedicated Monday

DEM Announces Formation of Wetlands, Wildlife Habitat, and Water Quality Restoration Team

DEM, CRMC, Ocean State Aquaculture Association, Announce New Brochure Promoting State's Aquaculture Industry

DEM Announces Dates of Wild Turkey Hunting Season

DEM to Hold Public Hearing May 4 on Proposed Changes to Regulations Governing Management of Marine Fisheries

Earth Day 2006 Programing Well Underway

DEM's "Environmental Watch Dog" Program to Teach Elementary and Middle School Students About the Importance of Protecting ahe Environment and How They Can Help Prevent Pollution

DEM Hikes Pay for Lifeguards, Rangers, and Other Seasonal Employees at State Parks and Beaches

DEM Announces Giant Pumpkin-Growing Workshop for Public

DEM, Health Complete Project That Is Helping Them Reach Southeast Asian Populations with Important Health Messages

March 2006

DEM Announces April 8 Opening Day of Freshwater Fishing Season

DEM's 100-Year Old Forestry Service Establishes Web-Based Geocache as Part of Year-Long Anniversary Celebration

DEM Issues Preliminary Deer Season Tally

DEM Announces Immediate Ban on the Taking and Possession of Herring

DEM Solicits Public Feedback on Permitting Programs through Online Customer Service Surveys

DEM Announces EPA Approval of Two Water Quality Restoration Plans

DEM to Scale Back Search for Missing URI Students at Sunset

DEM Welcomes NRC Recommendation That States Be Allowed to Set California Air Pollution Standards for Vehicles

DEM Will Hold March 22 Workshop on New Dental Amalgam Mercury Recycling Certification Program

Small Portion of Ninigret Sand Trail Must Close Temporarily to Vehicles This Summer

DEM Steps Up Enforcement of Illegal Use of ATVs in State Management Areas

DEM's "Environmental Watch Dog" Program to Teach Elementary Students about the Importance of Protecting the Environment and How They Can Help Prevent Pollution

DEM Announces Completion of Narragansett Bay Recreational Fishing Access Report

DEM to Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Amendments to Marine and Freshwater Fisheries Regulations on Monday, March 13

February 2006

DEM Says No Safe Ice Yet at State Parks

DEM Says Seal Population in Area Continues to Grow

Violator of Water Pollution Law Pays $25,000 Settlement Under Agreement Reached With DEM and Attorney General's Office

DEM and RIDOT Announce $412,260 in Recreational Trails Grants

DEM Reminds Commercial Fishermen That the Application Deadline for New and Renewed Licenses Is February 28

DEM to Brief Media on Data Gathered through Airport Monitoring Study in Advance of Tonight's Public Meeting

Mid-Year Report on Air Monitoring Study Near TF Green Airport to Be Presented at February 9 Public Meeting Hosted by DEM, City of Warwick, and Airport Advisory Committee

January 2006

DEM, Health, Brown University Dining Services, Farm Fresh Rhode Island, and Kids First to Host Local Food Forum on February 3

DEM Accepting Public Comments on Proposed Consent Decree Between State, US Navy for Damages at Allen Harbor

DEM's "Environmental Watch Dog" Program to Teach Elementary Students About the Importance of Protecting the Environment and How They Can Help Prevent Pollution

Decorated Rhode Island Egg to Be Displayed at White House

DEM Says Although It Is Too Warm for Ice Fishing, Weather Is Good for Catching Stocked Trout and Salmon from Shore

Governor Carcieri Leads Celebration Marking Opening of State's Blackstone River State Park Visitor Center

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