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2009 News

December 2009

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

DEM to Stock Atlantic Salmon for Rhode Island Anglers

2009-2010 Shotgun Deer Hunting Season Opens Saturday, December 5

November 2009

DEM Reports Rabid Raccoon Found in Roger Williams Park

DEM Announces Opening of Indoor Winter Farmers' Markets in North Kingstown and South Kingstown

DEM and RIDOT Announce $1.1 Million Will Be Available in Grant Funding for Local Recreational Trails Projects

DEM Schedules Additional Workshop on the New Rhode Island Conservation Easement Guidance Manual on December 10

DEM Awards $106,681 in Federal Funds for Boat Sewage Pump-Out Facilities

DEM Announces November 30 Workshop to Be Held on the New Rhode Island Conservation Easement Guidance Manual

DEM Cautions Drivers to Be Alert for Deer Crossing Roadways During the Rut (Mating Season)

October 2009

DEM and Town of Narragansett Release Survey Results From Town Residents on Renewable Energy, Wind Turbine Construction

DEM Announces November 12 Public Meeting to Discuss Ways to Restore Water Quality in Mount Hope Bay and the Kickemuit River

DEM: October 27 West Nile/EEE Final Status Update

DEM, State and Local Officials Break Ground for Reconstruction of Mount Hope Boat Launch in Bristol

DEM to Host October 23 Groundbreaking Ceremony for Mount Hope Boat Launch Improvement Project in Bristol

DEM: October 16 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Cancels Saturday's Fire Tower Event at Chopmist Forestry Headquarters Due to Inclement Weather

DEM Announces EEE Found in South Kingstown Pool of Mosquitoes

DEM: October 9 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Seasonal Reopening of Shellfish Waters That Take Effect on October 13

East Bay Bike Path to Be Designated as a 'Rail-Trail Hall of Fame' Trail by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

DEM Announces That Public Is Invited to Climb Fire Tower at Chopmist Forestry Headquarters on Saturday, October 17

DEM Announces EEE Found in Providence Pool of Mosquitoes

Walk in the Woods with Foresters

DEM: October 2 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Public Invited to Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Sponsored by DEM, Southern NE Giant Pumpkin Growers at Frerichs Farm in Warren on Saturday, October 10

September 2009

DEM Reports Positive West Nile Virus Mosquitoes Trapped in East Providence

DEM: September 25 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM: September 18 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Shellfish Area ‘A’ in Upper Narragansett Bay to Re-Open Three Days Early as a Result of Acceptable Post-Storm Monitoring Data

DEM Announces West Nile Virus Found in Pawtucket Pool of Mosquitoes

DEM Announces EEE Found in New Pool of Mosquitoes Trapped in South Kingstown

DEM: September 11 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Advises Public to Avoid Contact with Florida Manatee Sighted in Rhode Island Waters

DEM: September 4 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Shellfish Areas in Upper Narragansett Bay to Re-Open Two Days Early as a Result of Acceptable Post-Storm Monitoring Data

DEM Director to Tour Tiverton's Bay Street Neighborhood to View Progress of Clean-Up Work Thursday

DEM Announces EEE Found in South Kingstown Pool of Mosquitoes

August 2009

DEM: August 28 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Seeks Seasonal Staff for Fall Positions at State Parks and Campgrounds

DEM: August 21 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM to Host Grand Finale for Great Outdoors Pursuit This Sunday

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - August 18

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - August 17

DEM: August 14 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM: August 7 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Closure of Summer Flounder Commercial Fishery

DEM Conducts Public Outreach Effort, Asks Public to Notify Department if They Suspect Presence of Invasive Asian Beetle

DEM Announces That Breene Hollow Farm in West Greenwich Has Been Named State's 2009 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year

DEM Announces Appointment of James Ball as Emergency Response Coordinator

July 2009

DEM: July 31 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM to Host 4th Great Outdoors Pursuit Event Saturday at Burlingame State Campground

DEM Soliciting Applications Statewide for Targeted Brownfield Assessment Projects

DEM to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Waterfowl Season, Falconry, Park and Management Area Regulations on August 27

Northeast Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Project to Look for Signs of Asian Longhorned Beetle in City of Cranston

DEM: July 24 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM to Test Lifeguards for 2010 Season in August

DEM to Host Third Great Outdoors Pursuit Event in Conjunction with Governor's Bay Day

Northeast Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Project to Look for Signs of Asian Longhorned Beetle in City of Warwick

DEM and Town of Narragansett Begin to Survey Local Residents on Renewable Energy, Construction of Wind Turbines

DEM: July 20 West Nile/EEE Status Update

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

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

DEM Announces Reopening of Winnapaug Pond to Shellfishing Beginning at Noon Saturday, July 11

DEM: July 10 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Governor Carcieri Signs Law Increasing Fines for Industrial Pollution Offenses

DEM'S Seasonal Bay Line Telephone Information Line Provides Weekly Updates on Water Quality in Narragansett Bay

Double Benefits Available for Those Purchasing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Using SNAP Benefits (Formerly Known as Food Stamps) at Select Farmers' Markets

DEM: July 3 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Advises Home Gardeners, Farmers and Commercial Growers to Be Alert for Symptoms of Late Blight in Tomato and Potato Plants

DEM Announces Closure of Point Judith and Winnapaug Ponds to Shellfishing Beginning at Noon Today As a Result of Excessive Rainfall and Runoff

June 2009

US EPA Gives Green Light to Rhode Island Climate Efforts: Accepts California Greenhouse Gas Vehicle Program

DEM: June 26 West Nile/EEE Status Update

100 Year Anniversary of RI State Parks’ Great Outdoors Pursuit Continues This Sunday

DEM Schedules 2009 Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Installer Exam for Thursday, September 10; Application Deadline is Friday, September 4

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

Second Great Outdoors Pursuit Event Scheduled for June 28

First Mosquitoes Trapped Test Negative for WNV and EEE

DEM Schedules 2009 Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Class I, II, III & IV Designer Exams

Public Invited to Tour Lafayette Fish Hatchery This Saturday

DEM Environmental Police Officers to Conduct Operation Dry Water Boat Patrols June 26 to June 28 to Enforce Boating Under the Influence Law

DEM to Hold Public Workshop on June 22 on Proposed Hunting and Freshwater Fishing & Parks and Management Area Regulations

DEM Announces June 17th Opening of Recreational Summer Flounder (Fluke) Season

DEM Commends Rhode Island Wastewater Operators on Their First-Place Finish in Regional "Operator Challenge" Competition

Public Invited to Climb Fire Tower at Chopmist Forestry Headquarters

DEM Offers Tips on Co-Existing With Black Bears

DEM Asks the Public to Report Sightings of Wild Turkeys

DEM Accepting Grant Applications for Boat Pumpout Facilities until July 6

DEM Continues to Seek Energetic Families to Play the Great Outdoors Pursuit and Announces Upcoming Events

DEM Announces Free Fishing Days June 6 and 7

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

May 2009

RI DEM to Kick Off the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit on Sunday

DEM Seeks Families Interested in Free or Low-Cost Local Summer Fun to Play the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit

DEM to Hold June 4 Public Workshop on Draft RI Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual

DEM: Campers and Other Vacationers Should Use Only Local Firewood to Prevent Import of Invasive Wood-Boring Insects

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - May 22

DEM Announces Annual Reclassification of Shellfish Waters and Seasonal Shellfish Closures That Take Effect on May 23

70th Annual Family Reunion Set for Memorial Day at Goddard Park

DEM to Conduct Lifeguard Testing Wednesday and Thursday

DEM Announces That Public Parking Will Be Available Throughout the Summer at Salty Brine Beach Construction Project

DEM to Hold Public Meeting on May 18 to Discuss Federal Training Requirements for Owners and Operators of Underground Storage Tanks

DEM Announces Availability of Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology for Development of the 2010 Integrated Report

DEM Announces Weekend Opening of South County State Beaches on Saturday, May 16

DEM Registering Families for the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit - An Initiative to Re-Connect Children and Their Families with the Outdoors and Encourage Physical Activity

Governor Carcieri Encourages Rhode Islanders to GET FRESH — BUY LOCAL

DEM Announces Seven Inductees in State's Agricultural Hall of Fame During RI Agriculture Day Festivities at the State House

DEM, Senator Jack Reed Take Part in Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Energy-Efficient Bath House with Wind Turbine at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett

DEM to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Bath House and Wind Turbine at Salty Brine State Beach on May 4

April 2009

State to Kick Off Campaign to Support RI Crops at State House on Tuesday, May 5

DEM and Town of Narragansett Seek Bids to Construct Onshore Wind Turbines in Narragansett

With Warmer Weather, New England Reminded of Free Air Quality Alerts and Tools

DEM Announces 2009 Arbor Day Grants

Governor Carcieri Joins EPA to Announce $45.8 Million in Stimulus Funds for Wastewater Management and Drinking Water Projects throughout RI

DEM Plans Five Quahog Transplants, Seeks Shellfishermen to Participate

DEM Approves Application Submitted by RI Fluke Conservation Cooperative for Participation in Summer Flounder Sector Allocation Pilot Program

DEM Announces That Four Weekly Farmers' Markets at State Parks Will Open in Early May; Other Markets At State Facilities Slated to Open in Mid-July

DEM Invites the Public to Share Their Special Memories and Photos About State Parks and Beaches

DEM to Hold Arbor Day Ceremony at Lincoln Woods State Park on Friday, April 24

DEM Receives $1.73 Million in Federal Stimulus Funding for Clean Diesel Program

Department of Environmental Management Launches Transparency Portal

DEM Urges Anglers to Exercise Precautions and Put Safety First on Opening Day of Fishing Season This Saturday, April 11

DEM & Recreational Fishermen Will Discuss Draft Proposal for RI Saltwater Angler Registry Program ata April 13 Meeting

DEM Reminds Rhode Islanders That April 6-12 Is National Cell Phone Recycling Week

DEM Begins Construction Project for New Energy-Efficient Bath House with Wind Turbine at Salty Brine State Beach

March 2009

DEM Offers Comprehensive Online Service for Agriculture Product Renewals

DEM Begins Stocking 67,000 Trout in Advance of April 11 Opening of Freshwater Fishing Season

DEM'S Preliminary Deer Season Tally Shows Increase in Number of Deer Harvested This Year

Governor Carcieri Announces $7.55 Million in Water Quality and Open Space Protection Grants

February 2009

DEM Annouces That Greenwich Bay Shellfish Management Area Will Be Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday Mornings from March 2 to April 30

New Shellfish Testing Procedures Implemented by DEM Provide For Swift Re-Opening of Shellfish Areas in Upper Narragansett Bay Following Rainfall

120 Acres in Southern Rhode Island Preserved

DEM to Celebrate 100 Year Anniversay of Rhode Island State Parks at Historic Location Where the Purchase of Lincoln Woods was Approved on President Lincoln's 100th Birthday

DEM Staff Recognized by US EPA For Providing Outstanding Dedication and Service to Wastewater Treatment Field

January 2009

DEM Notifies Businesses That Online Commercial Recycling Reports Are Due on March 1

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

DEM Reports Ice Conditions Now Safe for Skating at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick

DEM Announces Availability of $30,000 in Matching Grants for Community Tree Programs

DEM Reports Safe Ice Conditions at Lincoln Woods and Meshanticut State Parks, but Ice at Goddard Memorial State Park Remains Unsafe for Skating

DEM Says It's Time to Apply for 2009 Seasonal Jobs

DEM Partner Receives $20k Grant That Will Be Used to Fund Disaster Animal Response Workshops for the Dairy Industry and Emergency Animal Care Sessions

Boat Registration Renewal, Boater Education Information, and Summer Job Applications Available at DEM Booth at Providence Boat Show

DEM & Recreational Fishermen Will Reconvene on January 12 to Consider Saltwater Angler Registry Program for RI

DEM Announces Changes to Commercial Fishing Licensing Regulations

December 2008

RGGI States' CO2 Auction Continues Strong Performance

DEM Encourages Rhode Islanders to Properly Maintain Their Oil Tanks and Furnaces to Prevent Home Heating Oil Spills

DEM Announces Plans to Stock Atlantic Salmon Broodstock in Early January in Anticipation of Ice Fishing Season

DEM Asks Hunters for Help in Keeping Rhode Island Bird Populations Free of Avian Influenza

DEM & Recreational Fishermen Will Reconvene on December 15th to Evaluate New Saltwater Angler Registry Program

DEM Reminds Manufacturers That Now Is the Time to Register under the State's New Electronic Waste Recycling Law

State Lands on Prudence Island Remain Open to Deer Harvesting As Quota Has Not Been Reached

DEM Announces Immediate Closure of State Lands on Prudence Island to Deer Harvesting

Three Shellfish Restoration Sites to Receive One Million Seed Oysters This Week as DEM, NOAA Staff Conduct North Cape Restoration Program's Final Oyster Transplant

DEM to Hold Discussion Sessions on Arborist Licensing Program on December 16 and January 9

Retired DEM Chief of Compliance and Inspection Receives Coveted Environmental Merit Award from EPA


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