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May 2015

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

December 2014

Rabid Pony Confirmed in Lincoln; Those Who May Have Had Contact with the Pony Advised to Contact HEALTH for Evaluation

DEM Begins Stocking Trout for Winter Fishing Season

DEM Announces Availability of Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Grants to Strengthen Local Food System

DEM Accepting Online Applications for 2015 Seasonal Positions

DEM Announces Availability of Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology for Development of the 2014 Integrated Report

Inland Fishes of Rhode Island, a Book Published by DEM's Division of Fish & Wildlife, Available for Purchase at DEM Offices in Providence and West Kingston

DEM Seeks Public Feedback on Proposed Revisions to Regulations on Composting Operations and Anaerobic Digestion Facilties

Governor Chafee and DEM Announce $3.85 Million in Open Space Grants for Land Preservation Projects Across Rhode Island

Governor Chafee, DEM Director Coit to Announce the Award of $3.8 Million in Open Space Grants

DEM Announces That RI Wildlife Action Plan and Companion Guide Are Available for Public Comment Through December

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rev. 5/22/15