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December 2011

Deal to Preserve Rocky Point Farm Finalized

Small Game Hunting Closed during Shotgun Deer Season from December 26, 2011 - January 1, 2012 — Pheasant Stocking Postponed until January 6, 2012

RI DEM and RIAC Reach Agreement

DEM Currently Stocking Rainbow Trout and Salmon for Winter Ice Fishing Season

Rabid Cat Confirmed in Smithfield

Bristol Officials to Acknowledge DEM's Assistance with Water Quality Improvement Projects at Bristol Town Beach During December 16th Awards Program at DEM Headquarters

DEM Issues Notice of Intent to Suspend License to Operate TLA Pond View Recycling Facility in East Providence

DEM, Working in Conjunction with Town of Johnston, to Conduct Continuous Air Quality Monitoring for Hydrogen Sulfide Odors in Vicinity of Central Landfill Starting Today

DEM Issues Status Letter to RI Resource Recovery Corporation Addressing Corporation's Response to Landfill Odors

DEM Awarded $1.5M in Federal Stimulus Funds for Solar Projects

With Shotgun Deer Season Opening on Saturday, December 3, DEM Reminds Public That All Users of Management Areas Must Wear Fluorescent Orange Throughout Hunting Season

November 2011

Four Indoor Winter Farmers' Markets Offer Rhode Islanders a Wide Variety of Local Products for Purchase

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

DEM Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Wind Turbine at Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground

DEM to Conduct Twice-Weekly Inspections /Odor Monitoring and Oversee Implementation of RIRRC's Corrective Action Plan to Address Landfill Odors

DEM to Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Wind Turbine at Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground on November 14

Governor Chafee Announces $4.3 Million in Open Space Grants for Land Preservation Projects Across Rhode Island

Governor Chafee, DEM Director Coit to Announce the Award of $4.3 Million in Open Space Grants

October 2011

DEM: October 24 West Nile/EEE Status Update

"Opportunities for Action" Summary of the Rhode Island Food Assessment to Be Released at State House Event Celebrating National Food Day Next Monday

DEM: October 17 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM: October 11 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces November 5 Opening of Bay Scallop Season

HEALTH and DEM Remind Rhode Islanders of Benefits of Locally-Grown Food

Demolition of Former "Shooters" Site on Providence Waterfront to Begin Friday, October 7

DEM Accepting Applications From Communities for Recreation Acquisition and Development Grants

DEM Announces Dates for the 2011-2012 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

DEM: October 3 West Nile/EEE Status Update

September 2011

DEM Announces That Mosquito Sample Taken in Tiverton Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

DEM Preserves 105 Acres of Forestland Abutting Black Hut Management Area in Burrillville

Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Sponsored by DEM, Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers to be Held At Frerichs Farm in Warren on Saturday, October 8

Blue-Green Algae Bloom Found in Slack Reservoir

DEM: September 27 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM, Health Issue Advisory for Five Urban Ponds

DEM to File Emergency Regulations Extending Recreational Scup Seasons Through December

A Bounty of Rhode Island-Grown Produce is Available at Farmers' Markets and Roadside Stands Throughout the State

DEM Announces 2011 Great Outdoors Pursuit Grand Prize Winners

DEM Offers Special Deer Season From October 11 to October 14 on Prudence Island for Paraplegics/Double Amputees

DEM: September 19 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Wind Turbine to be Installed at Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground in Narragansett Next Monday and Tuesday

State and Federal Officials Schedule Buzzards Bay Oil Spill Restoration Planning Public Information Meetings

RI State Veterinarian Advises Horse Owners to Take Necessary Precautions to Prevent Animals From Being Infected by Mosquito-Borne Diseases

DEM Begins Construction of Wind Turbine at Fishermen's Memorial State Park and Campground in Narragansett

DEM's Aquatic Resource Education Program Offering Saltwater and Freshwater Fly-Fishing Workshops, a Fly-Tying Program, and Fly-Fishing Train Safari on Aquidneck Island This Fall

DEM, City of Providence, and Partners to Hold Tri-State Hazardous Material Full-Scale Exercise at Port of Providence on Saturday, September 10

DEM Soliciting Applications for Targeted Brownfields Assessment Projects - Deadline October 3rd

Apple Harvest Month Kick-Off Planned at Orchards in Cranston, North Scituate, North Kingstown and Middletown

DEM: September 6 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Reports First West Nile Virus Finding

Lessons Learned From Hurricane Irene, Advice on Dealing With Damaged Trees, and Tips for Avoiding Property Damage in the Future

DEM Re-Opens East Beach State Campground in Charlestown

August 2011

DEM Offers Guidance to Municipalities on Handling Tree Waste

DEM Announces Re-Opening of Coastal Ponds to Shellfishing at Sunrise Thursday, September 1

DEM to Re-Open Burlingame Campground Friday, September 2

All State Beaches and Parks Now Open Following Wake of Tropical Storm Irene

DEM Announces Re-Opening of Certain Waters Closed to Shellfishing Due to Threat From Hurricane Irene

DEM Announces State Parks, Beaches, and Management Areas Remain Closed Today Due to Impacts From Tropical Storm Irene

DEM Announces All State Waters Closed to Shellfishing at Sunrise Sunday, August 28 Due to Predicted Heavy Rains, Storm Surge and Coastal Flooding From Hurricane Irene

State Parks, Beaches, and Management Areas Will Be Closed on Sunday, August 28 Due to Expected Arrival of Hurricane Irene

DEM Advises Domestic Animal Owners to Take Care of Their Animals in an Emergency

DEM Offers Emergency Preparedness Tips to People With Domestic Animals in Anticipation of Hurricanes or Tropical Storms

DEM Accepting Proposals Until Wednesday, September 7 for Federal Boating Infrastructure Grants

DEM: August 22 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Re-Opening of Point Judith Pond to Shellfishing Beginning at Sunrise Saturday, August 20

DEM Announces Grand Opening Celebration at State Pier Nine Farmers' Market in Newport On Friday, August 19

Health and DEM Confirm Highlands J Virus in Westerly Mosquito Pool

DEM Announces Closure of Point Judith Pond to Shellfishing Beginning at Noon Today as a Result of Excessive Rainfall and Runoff

DEM to Host Grand Finale for Great Outdoors Pursuit This Saturday at Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown

DEM: August 15 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM, Newport Fire Department Recover Body of Missing New York Man Off Brenton Point in Newport

DEM Asks Public to Notify Department If They Suspect Presence of Invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle

DEM: August 9 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces That Mount Hope Bay & Kickemuit River Will Re-Open to Shellfish Harvesting at Sunrise Saturday, August 6

DEM Announces That Wright's Dairy Farm in North Smithfield Has Been Named State's 2011 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year

DEM Announces Emergency Closure of Mount Hope Bay and Kickemuit River to Shellfishing on Wednesday, August 3 Due to Fall River Sewage Pumping Station Failure

DEM: August 1 West Nile/EEE Status Update

July 2011

DEM Will Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Waterfowl Season, Falconry Regulations, Nuisance Wildlife Control Specialists Rules and Regulations, and Wildlife Rehabilitaton Rules and Regulations on Monday, August 29

DEM Announces Opening of New Farmers' Market at State Pier Nine in Newport on Friday, July 29

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee Announces Bay Day Schedule

DEM: July 25 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 23

'Sticks for Kids' Program Provides Junior Golf Clubs to DEM's Division of Parks and Recreation

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 22

DEM to Host Fourth RI Great Outdoors Pursuit Event in Conjunction with Governor's Bay Day on July 31st

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 18

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 17

DEM: July 11 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit Event #3

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 6

DEM: July 5 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Notified of Sewage Discharge into the Blackstone River in Woonsocket Due to Electrical Failure at Wastewater Facility

June 2011

Public Invited to Third Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit Event on Sunday, July 10 at Pulaski Recreation Area in Glocester

Water Level of Turner Reservoir Dam to Be Lowered July 1 for Continued Construction of Ten Mile River Restoration Project

DEM: June 27 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Just in Time for Summer, DEM Unveils New Advanced Mobile App That Provides Patrons with Information on State Parks, Beaches and Campgrounds

DEM Announces Public Meetings on June 28 and June 29 to Discuss Ways to Restore Water Quality in 57 Waterbodies Throughout Rhode Island

First Mosquitoes Trapped Test Negative for WNV and EEE

Summertime Reminder: If You Are a Saltwater Angler or Spearfisher Over the Age of 15 - You Need a Saltwater License!

DEM Environmental Police Officers to Conduct Operation Dry Water Boat Patrols June 24 to June 26 to Enforce Boating Under the Influence Law

DEM Asks Public to Report Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

DEM to Distribute Larvicide Thursday to Communities for Mosquito Control

RI Great Outdoors Pursuit to Hold Second Event Sunday at Haines Memorial State Park

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - June 9

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - June 8

Rhode Islanders Invited to Haines Memorial State Park for Second Great Outdoor's Pursuit Event on Sunday, June 12

DEM Announces New Telephone Numbers, Location for Office of Administrative Adjudication

May 2011

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

DEM's Parks and Beaches Ready for Memorial Day Weekend

DEM Announces Annual Reclassification of Shellfish Waters and Seasonal Shellfish Closures That Take Effect on May 28

DEM to Conduct Lifeguard Certification Testing May 25 and 26

Stray Cat in Providence's Silver Lake Area Tests Positive for Rabies

Rhode Islanders Invited to Discover State Parks and Compete for Prizes at the 4th Annual Great Outdoors Pursuit

USDA Under Secretary Edward Avalos to Join DEM Staff, Agriculture Industry Representatives at Statewide Farmers' Market and Farm Tour on May 13

Seasonal Reports of Rabies Exposures on the Rise

DEM Announces That Limited Public Parking and Support Services Will Be Available Throughout the Summer at East Matunuck State Beach During a Major Construction Project

DEM Announces Weekend Opening of State Beaches Beginning on Saturday, May 14

Governor Chafee, URI President Dooley, USDA Under Secretary Avalos, and Farmers to Celebrate Rhode Island Agriculture Day in State House Festivities on Thursday, May 12

DEM Cautions Hopkinton Residents about Fox Bite Incidents

DEM to Hold May 25th Training Workshop on Low Impact Development Site Planning and Design Guidance Manual

DEM Issues Operator License With Conditions for TLA Pond View Recycling Facility

April 2011

Westerly to Apply Mosquito Larvicide to Swamp Areas on Wednesday, May 4 in Yearly Routine

DEM Announces Five Quahog Transplants to Be Conducted in May

DEM Announces Free Fishing Days May 7 and 8

DEM to Hold April 29th Training Session for No-Discharge Compliance Program Inspectors and Certification Agents

Springtime Reminder for Recreational Saltwater Fishers: Bait, Tackle, License!

DEM Announces 2011 Recreational Saltwater Fishing Regulations

DEM Offers Tips on Co-Existing With Black Bears in Rhode Island as Black Bear Populations Increase in Southern New England

DEM to Hold Hearing on Friday, May 13 on Proposed Increases to State Beach Fees

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

DEM, URI Seek Volunteers for RI American Woodcock Survey

DEM Issues Draft Document Assessing Quality of State's Waters and Listing of Impaired Waters

March 2011

DEM Begins Stocking 80,000 Trout in Advance of April 9th Opening of Freshwater Fishing Season

DEM Announces Availability of $4 Million in Open Space Grants for Land Preservation Projects

DEM Awards Grants for 2011 Earth Day Cleanups and Beautification Projects

DEM, CRMC Announce Completion of RI Low Impact Site Planning and Design Guidance Manual

DEM Advises Anglers on Ways to Minimize the Spread of Largemouth Bass Virus

DEM Approves Modified Closure Plan for Former Portsmouth Town Dump Site

DEM Issues Solid Waste Management Licenses to RI Resource Recovery Corporation and JR Vinagro Corporation

DEM Announces That Saltwater Fishing Licenses Will be Available This Weekend at New England Saltwater Fishing Show

DEM Seeking Proposals to Farm Parcels of State-Owned Land

February 2011

DEM to Hold Public Workshops on March 29 And 30 on Proposed Hunting, Freshwater Fishing & Parks and Management Area Regulations

DEM Begins Notifying Property Owners Subject to RI Cesspool Act of New Waste Disposal Requirements

DEM Announces Municipal Wastewater Operator Training Course

DEM Currently Stocking Rainbow Trout and Salmon for Winter Ice Fishing Season

Public Invited to Tour Lafayette Fish Hatchery During School Vacation Week

DEM Reports Rabid Raccoon Found in Woonsocket

DEM Accepting Grant Applications for Boat Pumpout Facilities until March 21

DEM Offering Small Grants for 2011 Earth Day Cleanups and Beautification Projects

January 2011

DEM Announces Extension of Comment Period Regarding Portsmouth Town Dump Proposal

Family Ice Fishing Training Program to Be Offered on Saturday, February 5 at DEM's Carolina Trout Hatchery

DEM Reports Good Opportunities Abound to View Seals in Point Judith Pond and Narragansett Bay

DEM Reports No Safe Ice at State Parks

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

DEM Accepting Applications for 2011 Seasonal Jobs

DEM to Hold Public Meeting at Portsmouth Town Hall Related to Ongoing Closure Activities at the Former Town Landfill Site

$30,000 in Matching Grants for Sustainable Community Tree Programs Available Through DEM


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