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Current News- revised 12/31/07

December 2007

DEM Announces Changes to Commercial Fishing Licensing Regulations

DEM Says Commercial Fishermen Can Use Their 2007 Licenses through Mid-January

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

DEM Offers E-Mail Notification of Upcoming Marine Fisheries Meetings; Broad Mail Notification to Be Discontinued

DEM, Health, Lift Earlier Advisory for Ten Mile River and Its Impoundments

DEM Announces That Applications for 2008 Aggregate Landing Permit Program for Scup and Summer Flounder Are Available

DEM Acquires Third "Marsh Walker" for Habitat Restoration and Mosquito Control

DEM Reports State's First Case of Rabies Found in a Coyote

DEM Announces That New Dam Safety Regulations Will Take Effect on Thursday, December 20

DEM Says It's Not Too Soon to Apply for 2008 Summer Jobs

DEM Clarifies Greenwich Bay Shellfishing Closure

Decorated Rhode Island Egg to Be Displayed at White House

November 2007

DEM to Hold Public Meetings in South County to Discuss Water Quality Restoration of Point Judith Pond and Indian Run Brook

DEM Announces Shotgun Deer-Hunting Dates and Regulations

DEM'S New Camping Reservation System Off to Good Start

DEM, EPA, Towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett Mark Completion of Landfill Cap Construction Activities at the Former Rose Hill Regional Landfill in South Kingstown

DEM Notified That Salmon Have Been Stocked in Beach Pond

DEM, EPA, and Towns of South Kingstown and Narragansett to Mark Completion of Phase II Rose Hill Landfill Cap Construction

October 2007

DEM Announces Public Hearing on Proposed Commercial Fishing Regulations

DEM, Health, Joining Others in East Providence to Promote Local Produce and Nutrition Education on Harvest Day

DEM Cautions Drivers to Be Alert for Deer

Rhode Island Joins Northeast States in Urging EPA to Do More to Reduce Mercury Pollution

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

NEW Campground Reservation System to Go Live on November 14

DEM Praises Returning Rhode Island Wastewater Competitors

DEM Announces Availability of Passive and Historic Park Development/Recreation Grants

DEM and Newport Officials to Showcase First Round of Improvements at Van Zandt Fishing Pier, DEM Director Announces Availability of Next Round of Open Space Recreation Grants

DEM and Newport Officials to Showcase First Round of Improvements at Van Zandt Fishing Pier (Advisory)

October 12 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Muzzleloader Deer Season

DEM Announces Island Archery Deer Seasons

October 5 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM, Attorney General Applaud EPA Appeals Board's Decision to Uphold Discharge Permit for Brayton Point Power Plant

DEM Announces That Public is Invited to Climb Fire Tower at Chopmist Forestry Headquarters on Saturday, October 13

DEM to Hold October 24 Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to State Commercial Fishing Licensing Regulations

DEM Says Current Water Conditions Delay Fall Trout Stocking

Governor Carcieri, NOAA, State and Local Officials Launch Next Phase of Narragansett Bay Debris Cleanup

September 2007

DEM Announces Dates and Seasons for Hunting Small Game and Upland Migratory Birds

September 28 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Governor Carcieri, Joined by Federal, State, and Local Officials,To Launch Next Phase of Major Clean-up of Bay Shoreline

DEM Announces October 1 Start of Archery Deer Hunting Season

September 21 West Nile/EEE Status Update

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

DEM to Host New Wastewater Management Boot Camp Training Program for Next Generation of Wastewater Managers

DEM, US Army Corps of Engineers and Project Partners to View Ongoing Work at Town Pond Salt Pond Restoration Project in Portsmouth

September 14 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM, Health Issue Temporary Advisory for Ten Mile River and Its Impoundments

DEM to Hold September 25 Workshop on Brownfields Program Updates

DEM Awards $169,200 in Grants for Riparian Restoration Projects

DEM, Pumpkin Growers, Invite Public to Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Saturday, October 6, at Frerichs Farm in Warren

DEM, NRCS, Announce Preservation of Salisbury Farm in Johnston

DEM Accepting Applications Until Friday, October 5, for Federal Boating Infrastructure Grants

DEM, NRCS, to Announce Preservation of Salisbury Farm in Johnston

DEM: September 7 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces September 21 Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Individual Sewage Disposal System Regulations

DEM, RI Water Resources Board Urges Public to Take Voluntary Water Conservation Measures as Stream Flow Levels Continue to Drop Due to Lack of Rainfall

DEM Announces That Mosquito Samples Taken in East Providence and Barrington Test Positive for West Nile Virus

AMC's Narragansett Chapter Volunteers Will Make Trail Improvements at Burlingame State Park This Weekend

August 2007

DEM: August 31 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Advises Mariners That Permanent Sub-Surface Transect Lines Have Been Placed in Rhode Island Sound Over Artificial Reefs

DEM to Offer New Campground Reservation System

DEM Continues to Monitor Large School of Menhaden in the Blackstone River and Advises Public of the Potential For Die-Off of the Fish Due to Lunar Tide Cycle

DEM to Hear Oral Arguments Related to Motion to Dismiss the Appeal of a Wetlands Permit for Proposed Cranston Concrete Dry-Batching Facility on September 11

DEM Announces That Mosquito Sample Taken Near Seekonk Border Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

DEM: August 24 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Awards $150,000 in RI Open Space and Federal Funds to Burrillville to Aquire Land to Connect Two Villages

DEM to Announce Grant for Rail Trail Project That Will Connect Two Burrillville Village Centers

DEM: August 17 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Will Hold Hearing on Proposed Waterfowl Season and Falconry Regulations on Thursday, August 30

DEM Denies Weaver's Cove Energy LLC's Request for Permit to Dredge Navigation Channel in Mount Hope Bay

DEM: August 10 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Plans to Update Regulations Regarding Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Treatment Plants

DEM: August 3 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - August 3

July 2007

DEM Awards $127,500 in Federal Funds to Add Six New Boat Sewage Pump-Out Facilities

DEM: July 27 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces August 1 Ceremony at Scarborough Beach North to Honor the Legendary Late John Higgins of Aquatic Fame

DEM Announces That Wright's Dairy Farm in North Smithfield Has Been Named State's 2007 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year

Governor's Bay Day Set for July 29

Sand Sculptures Will Line Roger Wheeler State Beach on Governor's Bay Day

Kites Will Fill the Sky at Brenton Point on Governor's Bay Day

DEM: July 20 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces August 6 Public Hearing on Proposed New Regulations Governing the Catch of Whelk

DEM Announces New Anti-Idling Regulations for Diesel-Powered Vehicles and Equipment

DEM Announces 2007-2008 Hunting Regulations

DEM Testing in August for Next Year's Lifeguards

DEM: July 13 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Encouraging Landowners to Allow Deer Hunting on Private Land

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 11

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

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 10

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 9

DEM: July 6 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM to Host Public Informational Meeting July 18 on Use of Federal Brownfields Grant

DEM, Health Announce Smoke-Free State Beaches Campaign

DEM Files Emergency Regulations Regarding Commercial Menhaden Fishery That Take Effect Today

June 2007

DEM: June 29 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM to Hold Additional Public Workshop on Proposed Changes to RI Septic System Regulations on July 11

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - June 28

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - June 27

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - June 26

DEM Says First Mosquitoes Trapped Test Negative for WNV and EEE

DEM Files Motion in Superior Court Seeking to Revoke Southern Union Attorney Herschmann's Temporary Permission to Practice Law in RI Because of His Unprofessional and Unethical Behavior

DEM Issues Reminder to Commercial Fishermen of Changes to Catch Quotas

DEM Announces Results of Spring Turkey Hunt

DEM Hosting International Group's Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

DEM Urges Rhode Islanders to Take Advantage of Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Day at Wal-Mart Saturday, June 23

DEM to Hold Hearing on June 26 on Amendments to Underground Storage Tank Regulations

DEM Asks For Information on Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

DEM to Honor Town Manager Kevin Breene and the People of West Greenwich with Alfred L. Hawkes Award

DEM to Hold Three Public Workshops in June on Proposed Changes to RI Septic System Regulations

DEM's 24-Hour Bay Line Open for Season

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

Results, Conclusions, and Recommendations of the Air Monitoring Study Near TF Green Airport to Be Presented at June 13 Public Meeting Hosted by DEM, DOH, City of Warwick, and the Air Monitoring Advisory Group

DEM Announces Appointment of Michael L. Lapisky as Chief of the Division of Fish and Wildlife

May 2007

DEM to Distribute Larvicide to Communities for Mosquito Control

DEM Announces Annual Reclassification of Shellfish Waters and Seasonal Shellfish Closures That Take Effect on May 26

DEM Announces Self-Certification Program for Auto Salvage Yards Is Up and Running

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - May 25

DEM Announces First Inductees in State's Agricultural Hall of Fame During RI Agriculture Day Festivities

DEM to Conduct Lifeguard Testing Thursday and Friday

DEM Closes Nine Ponds/Marshes to Shellfish Harvesting Due to Lack of Certification

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

DEM Says State Parks and Beaches Ready for Summer Season

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

DEM Announces Changes to Summer Flounder and Striped Bass Management Programs

State Launches New Air Quality Alert Program

DEM, RI League of Cities and Towns, Invite Municipal and State Officials to Meeting on Underground Storage Tank Self-Certification

DEM to Host Regional Public Meeting Thursday, May 31 on Scituate Reservoir Greenspace Project

DEM to Hold Public Workshop on Thursday, May 17 on Proposed Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Regulations

DEM Announces Weekend Opening of South County State Beaches on Saturday, May 5

DEM Announces That the Portion of Point Judith Pond Closed to Shellfishing Due to Sewer Line Break Will Reopen Thursday, May 3

DEM to Host May 3 Tree Planting Ceremony at St. Mary School

DEM Announces That Amended Freshwater Wetlands Regulations Take Effect June 1

April 2007

Westerly to Apply Mosquito Larvicide to Swamp Areas on Monday, April 30 in Yearly Routine

CORRECTION- DEM Closes Shellfishing Grounds in Narragansett Due to Sewer Line Break

DEM Says Young Birds And Mammals Should Be Left Alone

DEM Closes Shellfishing Grounds in Narragansett Due to Sewer Line Break

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

DEM, US Park Service, Schoolchildren, to Plant Liberty Tree on Friday, April 27 at State Arbor Day Event to Which Public Is Invited

DEM Announces Reopening of Bristol Harbor Waters to Shellfishing Beginning at Sunrise Wednesday, April 25

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

DEM Announces Reopening of Dutch Harbor to Shellfishing Beginning at Sunrise Tuesday, April 24

DEM Says Seal Population in Area Continues to Grow; Normal for Seals to Haul Out to Rest, Particularly After Recent Storms

DEM to Hold Information Session May 3 on Self-Certification for Owners and Operators of Underground Storage Tanks

DEM, US Park Service, Schoolchildren, to Plant Liberty Tree on Friday, April 27 at State Arbor Day Event to Which Public Is Invited

DEM Employees Receive Earth Day Honors with Prestigious Regional EPA Environmental Awards

DEM Announces Waters in Bristol Harbor and Dutch Island Harbor Will Be Closed to Shellfishing at Sunrise Tomorrow

DEM Urges Anglers to Exercise Caution on Opening Day of Fishing Season This Saturday, April 14

DEM Accepting Grant Applications for Pumpout Facilities

Rhode Island Joins Northeast States to Develop Plan Aimed at Lowering Mercury Levels in Fish

DEM Announces Appointment of Catherine A. Sparks as Chief of the Department's Division of Forest Environment

DEM Announces Dates of Wild Turkey Hunting Season

DEM Announces $621,513 Grant Award to Glocester for Innovative Wastewater and Stormwater Project

DEM Announces Upcoming Meetings to Discuss New Restoration Studies and Strategies for Improving Water Quality in Ten Ponds

DEM to Present Town of Glocester with Grant for Innovative Wastewater and Stormwater Project

March 2007

DEM Says Spring Chores Should Include Animal-Proofing Your Home

DEM Issues Call to Boaters to Stay Safe

Governor Carcieri and DEM Announce Nearly $5.4 Million in Open Space Grants

DEM Seeking Nominations for Agricultural Hall of Fame Inductees

First Lady Sue Carcieri to Be Presented With Duplicate of Decorated Rhode Island Egg That Will Be Displayed at White House

DEM Says Be Cautious in Disposing of Ashes

DEM Announces Award of Close to $4 Million in Grants for Water Quality Protection and Restoration

DEM Says Trout Stocking Taking Place in Advance of April 14 Start of Freshwater Fishing Season

DEM Announces Permanent Regulations Barring Take of Female Lobsters with a V-Notch of 1/8 Inch or More

DEM Announces Early Opening of Burlingame Campground

DEM Announces April 9 Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Regulations

DEM Issues Information About Dog, Cat Food Recall

DEM Issues Preliminary Deer Season Tally

DEM Announces That Grant Funds Are Available for Riparian Buffer Restoration Projects

DEM Announces Adoption of Amended Used Oil Regulations

DEM Recruiting Now for Seasonal Workers; Many Openings Still Available at State Parks and Beaches

February 2007

DEM Announces Replacement of Worden Pond Boat Launch

DEM to Present $225,000 Grant to Barrington for Improvements to the Town's Tennis Courts and Recreation Facility

DEM Gives Two-Week Extension to Public Comment Period on Proposed Wetlands Regulations

DEM Announces Plea Agreement With N.E. Environmental Services, Inc. Over Water Pollution Violations at Smithfield Facility

DEM Reports Safe Ice Conditions at Four Monitored State Parks

January 2007

DEM to Hold Public Informational Meeting on Proposed Wetlands Regulations on Tuesday, February 13

DEM Announces Plans for Additional Winter Stocking of Trout in Anticipation of Ice Fishing

DEM Announces Appointment of New State Veterinarian

DEM Announces Appointment of Larry Mouradjian as Associate Director for Natural Resources Management

DEM, RI State Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Will Hold Wild Turkey Seminar and Hunter Clinic February 17

DEM Urges Applicants to Be Flexible in Requesting Campsite Reservations at Fishermen's Memorial Campground

DEM Announces Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Marine Fisheries Management Regulations Will Be Held on January 25

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

DEM Announces That Emergency Regulations Regarding the Taking of V-Notched Lobsters Have Been Extended


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