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December 2010

DEM Announces Availability of New Commercial Fishing Licenses for 2011

DEM REPORTS - Canine Influenza Virus (CIV)

DEM Announces That New App Is Available on DEM's Parks Website to Access Information on State Parks, Beaches and Campgrounds

DEM Files Amendments to Wetlands and Water Quality Regulations and Adopts Revised RI Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual

DEM Announces Award of $654,000 in Water Quality Restoration Grants

DEM Issues Notice to Vessels Engaging in Mid-Water Pair Trawl Operations for Herring in Rhode Island Waters

DEM, Partners Purchase 81-Acre Parcel Abutting Carr Pond in North Kingstown from Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc.

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

November 2010

DEM: $500,000 in Stimulus Funding Still Available to State Agencies and Municipalities for Vehicle Replacements Through Clean Diesel Program

Rhode Island's Recreational Saltwater License Program Gains Federal Approval

Shellfish Area 'B' in Upper Narragansett Bay to Re-Open One Day Early as a Result of Acceptable Post-Storm Monitoring Data

DEM, RI State Police Caution Drivers to Be Alert for Deer Crossing Roadways During the Rut (Mating Season)

South Kingstown Indoor Winter Farmers' Market and Coastal Growers/Winter Farmers Market in North Kingstown to Offer a Variety of Local Products for Purchase Every Saturday

Power Surge at DEM's Lafayette Trout Hatchery Causes Loss of About 30,000 Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout

DEM Offers Tips on Co-Existing With Black Bears in Response to a Recent Incident in South Kingstown Where a Bear Is Believed to Have Killed Several Sheep

October 2010

DEM, Health, Lift Contact Advisory for Melville Pond

DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife to Offer Fly Tying Program in North Kingstown Starting in November

DEM to Hold Public Hearing at East Providence Public Library on License Application for TLA Pond View Facility

DEM, Health, Lift Earlier Advisory for Turner Reservoir, Ten Mile River and Omega Pond

DEM: October 12 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Stocking Rainbow Trout in Several Ponds for Fall Fishing

DEM Announces 2010 Small Game Hunting Season Begins October 16

DEM Announces Construction of a New Hunter Check Station and Open Pavillion at Arcadia Management Area

DEM, Army Corps of Engineers and Partners Break Ground for Ten Mile River Ecosystem Restoration Project

DEM: October 4 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM, Army Corps of Engineers and Partners to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Project to Restore Migratory Fish Passage on the Ten Mile River on October 5

September 2010

Public Invited to Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Sponsored by DEM, Southern NE Giant Pumpkin Growers at Frerichs Farm in Warren on Saturday, October 9

DEM: September 27 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Expands Shellfish Spawner Sanctuaries for Oyster Restoration and Adpots New Regulations Governing the Harvest of Bay Scallops

DEM Announces Changes to Recreational Fisheries Regulations for Black Sea Bass and Tautog

DEM and RIDOT Announce $680,500 in Recreational Trails Grants

DEM: September 20 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Issues Notice of Violation, $186,019 Fine, to Portsmouth for Water Pollution Violations

NOAA and RIDEM Announce $1 Million Initiative to Establish Rhode Island Groundfish Permit Bank

DEM: September 13 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Water Level of Turner Reservoir Dam to be Lowered to Start Fish Passage Construction for Ten Mile River Restoration Project

DEM: September 7 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM to Hold September 16 Public Hearing on Adoption of Revised RI Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - September 2

August 2010

Mosquito Pool in Rhode Island Tests Positive For EEE; HEALTH Recommends "Smart Scheduling" in Town of Westerly

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - September 1

DEM: August 30 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM, Health Issue Advisory for Melville Pond

DEM to Hold Public Hearings in October on License Applications for Three Solid Waste Management Facilities

DEM, Health Issue Advisory For Ten Mile River, Central Pond, Turner Reservoir, And Omega Pond

DEM: August 23 West Nile/Eee Status Update

DEM Announces 2010-2011 Hunting Regulations

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

DEM Issues Notice of Violation to Owners of Blue Pond Dam

DEM Reports Two Mosquito Pools Positive for Highlands J Virus

DEM, State and Local Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of New Mount Hope Boat Launch in Bristol

DEM Files New Emergency Regulations Governing the Harvest of Soft-Shell Clams

DEM Announces That EMMA Acres in Exeter Has Been Named RI's 2010 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year

DEM to Host August 16 Grand Opening of Mount Hope Boat Launch Improvement Project in Bristol

DEM Will Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Waterfowl Season and Falconry Regulations on Wednesday, August 25

DEM: August 10 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM, RI Natural History Survey, US Forest Service to Highlight Project to Improve Forest Health at August 11 Event

DEM Says No Shark Sightings Reported at RI State Beaches

DEM Announces Adoption of Emergency Regulations Governing the Harvest of Soft-Shell Clams

DEM Cautions Dog Owners to Be Alert for Signs of Parvo Virus

DEM Announces August 19 Public Meeting to Discuss Ways to Restore Water Quality in Little Narragansett Bay Waters

DEM: August 2 West Nile/EEE Status Update

July 2010

DEM Invites Municipal Officials, Other MS4s to View Demonstration of Storm Water Management Software at August 10 Workshop

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

DEM Reports Mosquito Pool Positive For Highlands J Virus

DEM: July 26 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 24

July 25th Great Outdoors Pursuit Event to be Held at Scarborough State Beach as Part of Governor's Bay Day

DEM Announces July 29 Public Meeting To Discuss Ways To Restore Water Quality In Belleville Ponds

DEM to Test Lifeguards for 2011 Season in August

DEM: July 19 West Nile/EEE Status Update

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

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

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

Governorís Bay Day Scheduled for Sunday, July 25, 2010

DEM: July 12 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Schedules 2010 Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Class I, II, III & IV Designer Exams

DEM Schedules 2010 Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Installer Exam for Thursday, September 9; Application Deadline is Friday, September 3

Summertime Reminder for RI Saltwater Recreational Fishermen: Bait, Tackle, Register!

DEM: July 6 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 5

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

June 2010

Public Invited to Free Event at Arcadia Management Area

Mosquito Surveillance Update - June 30

DEM Increases Recreational Possession Limit for Bluefish

DEM Approves Application Submitted by RI Fluke Conservation Cooperative for Participation in 2010 Summer Flounder Sector Allocation Pilot Program

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

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - June 28

DEM Stocking American Shad Fry in the Pawcatuck River

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

DEM Environmental Police Officers to Conduct Operation Dry Water Boat Patrols June 25 to June 27 to Enforce Boating Under the Influence Law

Shellfish Area 'B' in Upper Narragansett Bay to Re-Open One Day Early as a Result of Acceptable Post-Storm Monitoring Data

DEM Urges Rhode Islanders to Leave Young Wildlife Alone; "Help" Actually Hinders — and Rabies Remains Prevalent

June 13th Great Outdoors Pursuit Event Offers Opportunity to Climb Beavertail Lighthouse

Public Invited to Climb Fire Tower at Chopmist Forestry Headquarters

DEM Asks for Information on Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

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

Public Invited to Free Great Outdoors Pursuit Events at Two DEM Locations in North Scituate and Jamestown

DEM Announces New Date for Re-Opening of 120-Acre Area South of Conimicut Point to Shellfishing

May 2010

DEM Announces New Date for Public Hearing on Hunting, Freshwater Fishing, & Parks and Management Area Regulations

DEM Announces Annual Reclassification of Shellfish Waters and Seasonal Shellfish Closures That Take Effect on May 29

DEM Charges Operator of Vessel Involved in Fatal Boating Collision on Despair Island with Five Felony Counts

DEM Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Energy-Efficient Bath House with Wind Turbine at Salty Brine State Beach

RI Great Outdoors Pursuit Kickoff This Sunday at Lincoln Woods

DEM to Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Bath House and Wind Turbine at Salty Brine State Beach on May 24

DEM Identifies Victims of Sunday Morning Fatal Boating Collision on Despair Island

DEM to Conduct Lifeguard Certification Testing May 26 and 27

DEM Announces That Team Registration is Underway for the 2010 Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit

DEM to Hold Two Public Workshops on Final Draft of RI Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual

DEM to Hold Two Public Workshops on Proposed Rules to Implement RI Cesspool Act

Governor Carcieri, DEM, Business Leaders and Farmers to Celebrate Rhode Island Agriculture Day in State House Festivities on Thursday, May 13

DEM Announces Opening of Four Weekly Farmers' Markets at State Parks This Week; Other Markets at State Facilities Slated to Open in Mid-July

DEM to Hold Public Workshops on May 11 and May 13 on Proposed Hunting and Freshwater Fishing & Parks and Management Area Regulations

April 2010

DEM Announces 2010 Arbor Day Grants

DEM Announces Weekend Opening of State Beaches Beginning on Saturday, May 8

DEM Announces Free Fishing Days May 8 And 9

DEM to Hold State Arbor Day Ceremony on Friday, April 30

DEM Environmental Police and US Coast Guard Find Point Judith Commercial Fishing Vessel Using Illegal Gillnet

DEM Now Stocking Trout in Several Popular Fishing Locations

DEM Issues Alert to Horse Owners, Others About Contagious Equine Virus Outbreak in Neighboring State

DEM Announces That Conditional Area A, Mount Hope Bay & Kickemuit River Will Re-Open to Shellfish Harvesting on April 17

DEM Announces Changes to Marine Fisheries Regulations

DEM Announces Emergency Regulations to Extend Access to Shellfish Management Areas

DEM Announces Availability of New Recreational Saltwater Fishing License

DEM Announces That the Cove in Portsmouth Will Re-Open to Shellfish Harvesting on April 15

DEM Plans Four Quahog Transplants, Seeks Shellfishermen to Participate

DEM Announces That Conditional Area B Will Re-Open to Shellfish Harvesting on April 10th

Westerly to Apply Mosquito Larvicide to Swamp Areas on Monday, April 12 in Yearly Routine

Volunteers to Receive Hands-On Training in Helping Animals During Emergency Situations at April 18 Workshop

DEM Offers Advice on Cleaning Up Recreational Fields Impacted by Flooding From Urban Waters

DEM Announces That on April 8th All Approved Waters for Shellfish Harvesting Will Reopen, With the Exception of the Cove in Portsmouth

DEM Urges the Public to Exercise Caution on Opening Day of Fishing Season This Saturday, April 10

DEM Announces Re-opening of Southern Waters of Narragansett Bay and Point Judith and Potters Ponds for Shellfish Harvesting on April 7th Following Emergency Closure Enacted Last Week Due to Excessive Rainfall

DEM Awards Grants for 2010 Earth Day Cleanups and Beautification Projects

DEM Confirms Recovery of Missing Shellfisherman's Body

DEM's Office of Customer and Technical Assistance (OCTA) is Post-Flood Point of Contact for Environmental Inquiries from Residents and Businesses

DEM Announces That Most South County Coastal Shore Ponds Will Reopen for Shellfish Harvesting on April 3rd Following Emergency Closure Enacted This Week Due to Excessive Rainfall

DEM Seeks Sewer Users' Help in Reducing Further Basement Backups and Overflows of Raw Sewage

DEM Issues Advisory: Proper Procedures Critical for Cleanup of Indoor Fuel Spills from Flood Waters

DEM Issues Advisory: Residents Urged to Properly Dispose of Household Hazardous Wastes

March 2010

DEM: Reduce Water/Sewer Use in Flooded Areas; All Connections of Basement Sump Pumps to Sanitary Sewer Systems are Illegal

DEM Announces Extensive Areas of State Waters Closed to Shellfishing

West Warwick Wastewater Treatment Facility at Imminent Risk of Flooding – Plant Evacuated – Downstream – Warwick Facility at Risk of Flooding – Evacuation Planning Underway

DEM Issues Advisory: Local Flood Waters May Be Contaminated by Sanitary Sewage

DEM Announces That Most South County Coastal Shore Ponds Will Reopen for Shellfishing Harvesting on March 27 Following Emergency Closure Enacted This Week Due to Excessive Rainfall

DEM Announces New Emergency Closure of Shellfishing Areas in Coastal Shore Ponds, Bristol Harbor, and Jamestown's Mackerel Cove and Dutch Harbor as a Result of Excessive Rainfall and Runoff

DEM Announces Shellfish Closure in Bristol Harbor Beginning March 24 Due to Sewage Overflows

DEM Begins Stocking 80,000 Trout in Advance of April 10 Opening of Freshwater Fishing Season

Gray Fox That Attacked Several Residents in Reservoir Area of Providence on Sunday Confirmed Positive for Rabies

DEM Cautions Residents on Providence/Cranston Line About Fox Bite Incidents

DEM Announces Shellfish Closure in Bristol Harbor and Nearby Waters Beginning at Sunrise Tuesday, March 16

DEM Concludes Centennial Celebration of State Parks with Historical Publication

DEM's Low Ground Pressure Excavator and Other Equipment to Be Used Today in Salt Marsh Restoration Project Being Conducted at Cards Ponds in South Kingstown

February 2010

DEM Offering Small Grants for 2010 Earth Day Cleanups and Beautification Projects

DEM to Hold Two Public Hearings Thursday, March 4 Regarding Animal Health Issues

April 18 Workshop Will Provide Volunteers with Hands-On Training in Helping Animals During Emergency Situations

DEM Announces Emergency Closure of Mount Hope Bay and Kickemuit River to Shellfishing on Thursday, February 18 Due to Fall River Sewage Pump Failure

DEM Seeks Information, Comments from the General Public for Development of New Statewide Forest Assessment Plan

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

DEM Report on Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Shows High Redemption Rate for Seniors Utilizing Coupons

January 2010

DEM Reports Ice Is Safe and Cleared for Skating in Designated Area at Goddard Memorial State Park

DEM Postpones Family Ice Fishing Training Program Set for Saturday Due to Poor Ice Conditions

Jamestown Wastewater Treatment Staff Presented With EPA Regional Excellence Award Today

DEM to Stock Rainbow Trout in Several Ponds This Week in Anticipation of Ice-Fishing Season

Portion of DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife Administrative Office Relocated

Family Ice Fishing Training Program to Be Offered on Saturday, January 30 at Carolina Trout Hatchery

Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Funds for Rural Community Fire Departments Available Through DEM

DEM Accepting Applications for 2010 Seasonal Jobs

DEM Reports Safe Ice and Good Skating Conditions at Goddard Memorial State Park

State Receives $673K Grant to Fight Threats to Forests

DEM Announces Changes to Commercial Fishing Licensing Regulations


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