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Current News- revised 12/30/13

December 2013

DEM, ALPC, USDA/NRCS, The Nature Conservancy, and Block Island Land Trust Announce Preservation of Payne Farm

DEM Stocking Trout for Winter Fishing Season

DEM Protects 31 Acres of Forestland Abutting Rockville Management Area in Hopkinton

DEM to Hold January 8th Informational Meeting on Water Quality Restoration Plan for the Ten Mile River

DEM Says Invasive Winter Moths Are Now in Flight

State Veterinarian Scott Marshall, DVM Named RI Veterinarian of the year by RI Veterinary Medical Association

DEM Reports Confirmation of Rabid Fox Found in East Greenwich

DEM to Hold December 9th Informational Workshop and Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Hazardous Waste Rules and Regulations

DEM Seeking Nominations for Appointments to the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Advisory Committee

November 2013

DEM Extends Application Deadline for Recreation Acquisition and Development Grants

Seven Indoor Winter Farmers' Markets Throughout the State Offer Rhode Islanders a Wide Variety of Local Products

DEM's Division of Fish & Wildlife Publishes New Book, Inland Fishes of Rhode Island

DEM, RIDOT, RI State Police Caution Drivers to Be Alert for Deer Crossing Roadways During Ongoing Mating Season

DEM's Division of Parks and Recreation Headquarters and Warehouse Relocated to New Facility in North Kingstown

DEM, HEALTH, and RI Veterinary Medical Association Urge Rhode Islanders to Utilize Best Management Practices when Adopting a Pet

DEM Advises Deer Hunters That All State Wildlife Management Areas Will Remain Open for Deer Hunting During the December 26-January 2 Shotgun and Muzzleloader Seasons

DEM Files Emergency Regulations Establishing Non-Recreational Program to Reduce Deer Population on Block Island

October 2013

DEM, RI Party and Charter Boat Association, and Narragansett Parks and Recreation Department Join Forces in Second Collaborative Scientific/Public Outreach Effort

DEM Announces Award of $205,311 in Farm Viability Grants to Enhance and Promote Rhode Island Specialty Crops

DEM Initiates Free Pesticide Disposal Program for Businesses

DEM Asks Government Agencies and Private Businesses to Consider Making Early Preparations in Anticipation of the Upcoming Winter Season by Selecting and Preparing Potential Snow Disposal Sites

DEM: October 18 West Nile/EEE Final Update

DEM to Hold October 30th Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Air Pollution Regulations

DEM Accepting Applications from Communities for Recreation Acquisition and Development Grants

DEM Stocking 6,000 Trout in Ponds and Rivers Throughout Rhode Island for Fall Fishing Season

DEM: October 7 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Releases Draft Annual Report on RI Recreational Saltwater Licensing Program

DEM Announces Location Change For October 5th Saltwater Fly-Fishing Workshop

September 2013

DEM: September 30 West Nile/EEE Status Update

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 12

DEM Approves Plan to Repair Georgiaville Pond Dam

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

DEM: September 26 West Nile/EEE Status Update – First Reported Case of EEE in a Horse from Rhode Island

DEM Division of Law Enforcement Awarded Accreditation from National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

DEM, Health Advise Public to Avoid Contact with Orange Stray Cat in North Smithfield Due to Suspicion of Rabies

DEM, Health Report West Nile Virus Findings in Providence, East Providence and North Kingstown

DEM, Health Report EEE Found in Mosquitoes Trapped in Exeter

DEM's Aquatic Resource Education Program Offers Saltwater Surf-Casting Workshop on Thursday, September 19

DEM, Health Report: West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes Trapped in Barrington

DEM, Health Report: EEE Findings in Mosquitoes Trapped in Tiverton and Chapman Swamp in Westerly

DEM: September 9 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Completion of TLA/Pond View Facility Closure

Rhode Island Apple Harvest Day Event Set for Friday, September 6th at Phantom Farms in Cumberland

DEM, Health Report: EEE and West Nile Virus Findings in Mosquitoes Trapped in Great Swamp in West Kingston

DEM Opens Application Period for Forest Legacy Program

August 2013

Rhode Islanders Invited to Fish for Hope as Part of Second Annual Galilee Fishing Tournament and Seafood Festival

DEM, Health Report: Two Positive West Nile Virus Findings in Mosquitoes Trapped in Charlestown & West Kingston

DEM to Offer Junior Pheasant Hunting Orientation and Training Workshop on Saturday, September 7 at Great Swamp Shooting Range In West Kingston

August 26 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM to Offer Training Workshop For Hunting Dogs on Sunday, September 8 at Arcadia Management Area

DEM Announces RI Great Outdoors Pursuit Grand Prize Winners at Burlingame State Campground Event

August 19 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit Finale

August 13 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Work to Limit Access to Flood Plain of Woonasquatucket River in North Providence to Begin Next Week

DEM, HEALTH Report First West Nile Virus Finding

DEM Begins Reconstruction of Fishing Pier at Colt State Park

DEM Reminds Medical Waste Generators to Register Online to Obtain New Identification Numbers by December 1, 2013

Rhode Island's Best in Garden-Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Now Available at Farmers' Markets Throughout the State

DEM: August 5 West Nile/EEE Status Update

July 2013

Northeast Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Project to Look for Signs of Asian Longhorned Beetle in Exeter, Cumberland, and Warwick Beginning Thursday, August 1

DEM Announces the Launch of Its 2015 Wildlife Action Plan Revision Process

DEM: July 29 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM to Test Lifeguards for 2014 Season in August

HEALTH and DEM Officials Seek Individuals Who May Have Had Physical Contact With Black-and-White Calf in Tiverton

DEM Announces Free Saltwater Fishing in RI Waters on Governor's Bay Day This Sunday, July 28

DEM and RI Agricultural Council Announce That Bailey Brook Farm in East Greenwich Has Been Named RI's 2013 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year

DEM: July 22 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM to Host Third RI Great Outdoors Pursuit Event in Conjunction with Governor's Bay Day on Sunday, July 28

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 19, 2013

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 18, 2013

DEM Announces EEE Found in Mosquitoes Trapped in Voluntown, Connecticut, Near the Rhode Island Border

DEM: July 16 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM: July 8 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Says This Year's Mosquito Population is Large Due to Heavy Rainfall in June

With Increased Black Bear Sightings in the State, DEM Offers the Public Tips on Co-Existing With Bears

DEM: July 1 West Nile/EEE Status Update

June 2013

DEM Announces Temporary Closure of East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail Beginning at 4 Pm Monday, July 1 in Order to Protect Piping Plover Nesting Areas

DEM Receives $47,000 Grant from RI Foundation for Its Lean Government Initiative

DEM Advises Campers and Other Vacationers to Use Only Local Firewood to Avoid Import of Invasive Wood-Boring Insects

Governor Chafee, DEM Director Coit Tout Importance of Local Food Industry at Farm Fresh Rhode Island Event

First Mosquitoes Trapped Test Negative for WNV and EEE

AIR QUALITY ALERT - HEALTH ADVISORY JUNE 25

AIR QUALITY ALERT - HEALTH ADVISORY JUNE 24

DEM Announces Availability of New Saltwater Recreational Fishing Guide

Rhode Islanders Invited to Fort Adams State Park for the Second Great Outdoors Pursuit Event on Sunday, June 23

DEM Environmental Police Officers to Conduct Operation Dry Water Boat Patrols June 28 to June 30 to Enforce Boating Under the Influence Law

DEM Seeks Volunteers to Help With Tree Surveys to Look for Signs of Asian Longhorned Beetle

Pick-Your-Own Strawberries Now Available at Several Local Berry Farms Throughout Rhode Island

DEM to Release Two Peregrine Falcons Back to Nest Area at Pawtucket City Hall on Saturday

DEM Notified of Disinfection System Failure at the Smithfield Wastewater Treatment Facility

DEM to Offer Second Annual "Women's Day at The Range" on Saturday, June 22 at Great Swamp Shooting Range

DEM Confirms Presence of Bacterial Infection in Flock of Psittacine Birds in Pawtucket

DEM Reports Rabid Baby Raccoon Found in Coventry

DEM Asks Public to Report Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

DEM to Distribute Larvicide to Communities for Mosquito Control on Tuesday, June 4

May 2013

DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife to Offer Freshwater Fly-Fishing Workshop on Saturday, June 8

AIR QUALITY ALERT - HEALTH ADVISORY - MAY 31

AIR QUALITY ALERT - HEALTH ADVISORY - MAY 30

DEM Says Winter Moth Caterpillars Are Defoliating Trees Throughout Rhode Island

DEM's Beaches and Parks Ready for Memorial Day Weekend

DEM Announces Closure of TLA/Pond View Recycling Facility in East Providence Begins on Tuesday, May 28

DEM Announces Annual Reclassification of Shellfish Waters and Seasonal Shellfish Closures That Take Effect on May 25

DEM Congratulates Statewide Wastewater Professionals for Award-winning Performance

DEM Director Janet Coit to Highlight Department's Efforts to Improve Customer Service Through Regulatory Reform at Business Forum Hosted by RIPEC on Thursday, May 16

East Bay Shellfishermen to Conduct a Voluntary Quahog Transplant in Bristol Harbor on Tuesday, May 21

Westerly to Apply Mosquito Larvicide to Swamp Areas on Thursday, May 16 in Yearly Routine

DEM to Conduct Lifeguard Certification Testing May 22 and 23

Rhode Islanders Invited to Discover State Parks and Compete for Prizes at the 6th Annual Great Outdoors Pursuit

DEM Announces Plan for Closure of TLA/Pond View Recycling Facility in East Providence

DEM Announces Weekend Opening of Select State Beaches Beginning on Saturday, May 11

Governor Chafee, DEM Director Coit to Take Part in Public Forum on Rocky Point Tuesday, May 7 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

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

DEM Announces New Saltwater Recreational Fishing Regulations for the 2013 Season

April 2013

DEM Announces Free Freshwater Fishing Days May 4 & May 5

Governor Lincoln Chafee, DEM and RIDOT Announce $1.52 Million in Recreational Trail Grants

Governor Chafee, DEM Director Coit, RINLA Executive Director Shannon Brawley, Farmers and Legislators Celebrate Rhode Island Agriculture Day in State House Festivities Today

Governor Chafee, DEM Director Coit, RIDOT Director Lewis to Announce Award of $1.52 Million in Recreational Trail Grants

Celebrate Earth Day 2013!

DEM Advises Anglers, Particularly Those Fishing from Boats, to Exercise Caution on Opening Day of Fresh Water Fishing Season

DEM, Farmers and Legislators to Celebrate Rhode Island Agriculture Day in State House Festivities on Thursday, April 25

DEM to Co-Host RI Farmers' Market Conference on April 16

DEM Stocks 80,000 Trout in Advance of April 13th Opening of Freshwater Fishing Season

DEM Urges the Public to Exercise Caution When Disposing of Ashes

March 2013

State Completes Purchase of Iconic Rocky Point Property in Warwick for Development of a Coastal State Park

DEM Set to Close on Purchase of Iconic Rocky Point Property on Thursday, March 28 at Warwick City Hall

DEM Reaches Settlement on Natural Resource Damages at Davis Liquid Waste Superfund Site in Smithfield

DEM to Hold Public Workshops on April 2nd and 3rd at 6 PM on Proposed Freshwater Fishing, Hunting and Falconry Regulations

DEM Releases New Policy Document on Marine Fisheries Management in Rhode Island

"Transferring the Farm" Workshop Hosted by DEM, URI Rescheduled to March 25th

DEM Awarded $2.9 Million Federal Grant for Infrastructure Improvements at the Port of Galilee

February 2013

DEM Announces Emergency Shellfishing Closure Beginning at Sunrise Tomorrow (2/26/13) in the Conimicut Triangle and Area A in Upper Narragansett Bay

DEM Reminds Commercial Fishing License Holders of February 28th Renewal Deadline

DEM, URI Announce March 7th "Transferring the Farm" Workshop

DEM Announces That US District Court Has Approved the State's Offer to Purchase Rocky Point Property in Warwick

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

DEM Invites Rhode Islanders to Try Winter Recreational Activities in State Parks During February School Vacation

January 2013

DEM Director Janet Coit to Address Save the Lakes Members at February 5th Meeting

DEM Accepting Applications for 2013 Seasonal Jobs

DEM Agriculture Chief Ken Ayars Receives Merit Award from RI Nursery and Landscape Association

DEM Director Janet Coit Receives 'Boater of the Year' Award from RI Marine Trades Association

DEM Director Janet Coit to Receive 'Boater of the Year' Award from RI Marine Trades Association This Friday at Providence Boat Show Opening Event

DEM, Health Caution North Kingstown Residents About Raccoon Bite Incident

DEM Initiates Lean Government Training in Effort to Improve Customer Satisfaction in Select Regulatory Programs

DEM Announces Appointment of Terrence Gray, P.E. as Associate Director for Environmental Protection

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

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