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December 2015

DEM Funds Cleanup of Wrecked Vessels in Waters off Portsmouth and Westerly

DEM Stocks Rhode Island Waters with Trout for Winter Fishing Season

RI Joins Nation to 'Take a Hike' on New Year's Day

DEM Accepting Applications for Seasonal Employment

Governor, DEM Award $3.7 Million to Redevelop Brownfields Sites Throughout Rhode Island

DEM Acquires More Than 90 Acres on Prudence Island

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

DEM Breaks Ground On New "Green" Beach Pavilion at Lincoln Woods

DEM Breaks Ground On New "Green" Beach Pavilion at Lincoln Woods (Media Advisory)

DEM Names Dean Hoxsie New Chief of Law Enforcement

November 2015

DEM Promotes Growth of Local Farm Economy with Latest Grant Awards

October 2015

DEM Division of Law Enforcement Seeks Information from Public About September 22 Fatal Boating Collision Off Napatree Point

DEM Issues Reminder to Plan for Snow Disposal Sites in Advance of Winter Season

DEM to Host Popular Wastewater Management Boot Camp

DEM: October 13 West Nile/EEE Final Update

DEM Stocks Rhode Island Waters With Trout for Fall Fishing Season

DEM: October 7 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Vehicle Access to Camp Cronin Fishing Area at Point Judith in Narragansett to Be Restricted During Breakwater Repair Project

RI Adopts Region's First Minimum Care and Housing Standards for Animal Care Facilities

DEM, RI DOH Report Fourth West Nile Virus Finding

September 2015

DEM: September 29 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Availability of Brownfields Remediation Project Grants

Numerous Violations of State and Federal Marine Fisheries Laws Found as a Result of DEM Investigation Into Illegal Striped Bass Fishing Activity

DEM, RI DOH Report Third West Nile Virus Finding

DEM: September 21 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Governor Raimondo, DEM Host Dedication Ceremony for New Linear Park on Washington Bridge

DEM Monitoring Pawtuxet Cove, Seekonk River Following Reports of Stressed Schools of Fish in These Waters

Governor Raimondo, DEM to Host Dedication Ceremony for New Linear Park on Washington Bridge

DEM's Division of Fish & Wildlife's Aquatic Resource Education Program Hosts Its Final "Come Clam with Me" Class for the Season

DEM Director Coit to Celebrate Launch of New High-Tech Hydroponic Agriculture Facility in West Kingston

DEM, RI DOH Report Second West Nile Virus Finding

DEM to Offer Waterfowl Training Workshop for Youths Age 12-15 on Sunday, September 20

DEM: September 8 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - September 8, 2015

DEM's Aquatic Resource Education Program Offering Freshwater and Saltwater Fly-Fishing Workshops and Fly-Tying Programs This Fall

DEM's Division of Law Enforcement to Offer Life Jacket Demonstrations and Boating Safety Information at September 6th Water Safety Event in Johnston

Blue-Green Algae Blooms Found in South Easton Pond in Middletown, St. Mary's Pond in Portsmouth, and Watson Reservoir in Little Compton

DEM: September 1 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Rhode Island Apple Harvest Day Event Set for Wednesday, September 2nd at Steere Orchard in Greenville

August 2015

Conditional Shellfish Areas in Upper Narragansett Bay To Re-Open Four And One-Half Days Early As a Result of Acceptable Post-Storm Monitoring Data

DEM Cautions Dog Owners to Be Alert For Signs of Parvovirus

DEM Approves Plan to Repair Flat River Reservoir Dam

DEM: August 24 West Nile/EEE Status Update

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

Blue-Green Algae Bloom Found in Warwick Pond

DEM, DOH Report Summer's First West Nile Virus Finding in Mosquitoes

DEM, RI DOH Confirm Rabies in a Skunk from South Kingstown

DEM and Arbor Day Foundation Announce New RI Energy Saving Trees Program

August 18 West Nile/EEE Status Update

RI Veterans Home Residents Going Fishing at Handicap-Accessible Colt State Park Fishing Pier on Wednesday, August 19

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - August 16, 2015

DEM, Health Advise the Public to Avoid Contact With Meshanticut Brook in Cranston Following Pump Station Failure

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - August 15, 2015

August 11 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Blue-Green Algae Bloom Found in Sisson Pond and Lawton Valley Reservoir in Portsmouth

Conditional Shellfish Areas in Upper Narragansett Bay to Re-Open Three and One-Half Days Early as a Result of Acceptable Post-Storm Monitoring Data

August is Designated as Forest Pest Awareness Month to Coincide With Emergence Period for Asian Longhorned Beetles

DEM to Host 2015 Great Outdoors Pursuit Finale on Saturday, August 8 at Burlingame State Campground

DEM Asks Poultry Owners to Assist in Preparations for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

August 3 West Nile/EEE Status Update

July 2015

DEM's Division of Forest Environment Producing Wildfire Training Videos in Initiative to Provide Wild Land Fire Training to Rural Fire Departments

DEM to Test Lifeguards for 2016 Season in August

DEM Monitoring Fish Kill in the Seekonk and Providence Rivers

Raimondo Signs An Act to Protect the Environment and Support Economic Development

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 29, 2015

July 27 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM, URI Graduate School of Oceanography Scientists Announce Likely Explanation for Salty Brine State Beach Incident

Blue-green Algae Bloom Health Advisories: Melville Pond (Portsmouth), Paradise Pond (Middletown), Blackamore Pond (Cranston)

DEM Announces Reopening of East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail on Thursday, July 23

Raimondo Moves to Protect the Environment, Puts People Back to Work

July 20 West Nile/EEE Status Update

New!!! RI DEM Blue Card Testing and Certification Now Available at the DEM Office of Customer and Technical Assistance Located in Providence

Department of Environmental Management to Hold Training for Great Boater Program Volunteers on July 23

Salty Brine State Beach Status Report

July 13 West Nile/EEE Status Update

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - July 13, 2015

Press Statement re: Port of Galilee Fire

DEM, Health Confirm Rabies in Feral Cat from Middletown

DEM to Offer Fourth Annual "Women's Day at the Range" on Saturday, August 1 at Great Swamp Shooting Range

July 7 West Nile/EEE Status Update

DEM Announces Reopening of Sakonnet Harbor Boat Ramp

June 2015

DEM Cautions the Public That Fawns Are Not Abandoned and Should Be Left Alone

First Mosquitoes Trapped Test Negative for WNV and EEE

DEM Announces Prohibition on the Movement of Firewood Into Rhode Island Due to Invasive Insects Found in Neighboring States

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

Department of Environmental Management Announces That Cottrell Homestead in West Kingston Has Been Named Rhode Island's 2015 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year

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

Rhode Islanders Invited to Explore Champlin Scout Reservation for the Great Outdoors Pursuit on July 1

DEM Announces Restricted Opening of East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail Beginning on Friday, June 26

DEM, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Congressional Delegation and Partners Celebrate Completion of the Ten Mile River Ecosystem Restoration Project

DEM, Army Corps of Engineers and Partners to Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Project to Restore Migratory Fish Passage on ohe Ten Mile River on June 19

DEM Asks Public to Report Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

DEM's Angelo Liberti, III Receives Environmental Achievement Award from Save The Bay at Group's Annual Meeting

DEM Applauds First-Place Overall Finish of Rhode Island Wastewater Operators in Regional "Operator Challenge" Competition

First Family to Host First Ever Rhode Island Capital Campout in Celebration of Great Outdoors Month™ (June)

DEM's Aquatic Resource Education Program to Offer Four Free Recreational Clamming Classes This Summer

Air Quality Alert - Health Advisory - June 11, 2015

DEM to Kick Off the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit on Saturday, June 13 at Lincoln Woods State Park

DEM's Scott Millar Receives Outstanding Smart Growth Policies/Plans Award from Grow Smart Rhode Island

DEM, Health Confirm Rabies in Feral Cat from Woonsocket

DEM Announces Temporary Closure of East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail Beginning at 9 AM Tuesday, June 2 in Order to Protect Piping Plover Nesting Areas

May 2015

2015 Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) Grant Recipients Announced

DEM, Farmers and Aquaculturists to Celebrate Rhode Island Agriculture Day in State House Festivities on Thursday, May 28

DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife to Offer Freshwater Fly-Fishing Workshops in May and June

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

DEM Conducting Lifeguard Certification Testing May 20 and 21

DEM Environmental Police and Boating Safety Advocates Participate in National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22

DEM to Hold Public Workshops on May 20 and May 26 on Proposed Freshwater Fishing and Hunting Regulations

DEM Announces Opening of Three Weekly Farmers' Markets at State Parks; Other Markets Operated by DEM Will Open in July

DEM Announces Weekend Opening of State Beaches Beginning on Saturday, May 9

Westerly to Apply Mosquito Larvicide to Swamp Areas on Friday, May 8 in Yearly Routine

Governor, DEM Seek Nominations for Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board

April 2015

DEM Announces Free Freshwater Fishing Days May 2 & May 3

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

DEM Announces 2015 Dates for the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit; Registration Now Open

State Arbor Day Program to Be Held on Friday, April 24 at Rhode Island College's Outdoor Bee Education Center

DEM Calls on Rhode Islanders to Celebrate Earth Day 2015

Governor Raimondo, Mayor Elorza, DEM Director Coit, Recognize Importance of Water Quality on Earth Day

Governor Raimondo, DEM Director Coit, ALPC and Partners Celebrate Preservation of Lial Acres, 100th Farm in Rhode Island Protected by ALPC from Development

DEM Announces Availability of Guidance Tools for Village Development and Transfer of Development Rights

DEM Says Now Is the Time to Plan to Treat for Winter Moth Caterpillars

DEM Accepting Applications for Grant Funding to Support Projects to Control Invasive Plants in RI Lakes and Ponds

DEM Cautions Anglers About Cold Water Danger and Urges Them to Put Safety First on Opening Day of Trout Fishing Season and Throughout the Year by Wearing a Life Jacket

DEM Announces Opening of Goddard Park Golf Course

DEM Stocks 80,000 Trout in Advance of April 11 Opening Day of Trout Fishing Season

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

March 2015

DEM Recruiting to Fill Seasonal Positions at State Parks and Beaches, with Online Applications Being Accepted

DEM Announces Delayed Opening of Goddard Park Golf Course and State Campgrounds Due to Lingering Snow Cover

DEM Announces March 31st Meeting to Discuss Launch of Source Water Protection Initiative For Newport’s Drinking Water Reservoirs

DEM Reports Localized Mortality Events Involving Waterfowl As a Result of Severe Winter Conditions

DEM'S Division of Agriculture Announces Upcoming TV Series About Farming in Rhode Island to Air on RI PBS Starting March 22

DEM Announces the Re-Opening of Shellfish Waters in Bristol Harbor Beginning at Sunrise Thursday, March 19

DEM Awards $28,250 in Grants for Community-Based Earth Day Cleanups

DEM Files Regulations for Rhode Island Recreational Striped Bass Fishery for 2015

DEM Announces Emergency Shellfish Closure in Bristol Harbor Beginning Sunrise Tuesday, March 17 Due to Reported Sewage Treatment Plant Disinfection Malfunction

DEM to Hold Public Workshop and Hearing on March 30 on Proposed Admendments to Freshwater Fishing Regulations

AIR QUALITY ALERT - HEALTH ADVISORY: Large Mill Complex Fire in Providence Results in VERY UNHEALTHY Air Quality for Greater Providence, March 10, 2015

DEM Director Coit and Attorney General Kilmartin File Superior Court Complaint Against Rhode Island Recycled Metals, LLC and AARE, LLC for Ongoing Environmental Violations

February 2015

DEM Announces Emergency Closure of Mount Hope Bay and Kickemuit River to Shellfishing Beginning Thursday, February 26 Due to Failure of Disinfection System at Fall River Plant

DEM Reminds Anglers That Fishing in Trout-Stocked Waters is Prohibited from Sunday, March 1 Until Opening Day on April 11

DEM Reminds Commercial Fishing License Holders and New License Applicants of March 2nd Deadline for Applications

DEM Offering Small Grants for 2015 Earth Day Cleanup Projects

January 2015

DEM Encourages Rhode Islanders to Get Outdoors and Enjoy Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Sledding and Snowshoeing at State Parks and Management Areas

DEM Reminds Government Agencies and Private Businesses to Select and Prepare Potential Snow Disposal Sites

DEM Announces Availability of Farm Viability Grant Funds to Enhance and Promote Rhode Isalnd Speciality Crops

DEM's Division of Law Enforcement to Offer Boating Safety Challenge Exam at Providence Boat Show on January 24

Deer Hunting Season on Black Rock Parcel on Block Island Will Be Open Tuesday - Friday from January 20 to February 13

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