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Current News- revised 4/15/14

April 2014

DEM Announces Free Freshwater Fishing Days May 3 and May 4

DEM Issues Expedited Citations to 29 Property Owners in Violation of RI Cesspool Act Requirements

DEM Recruiting Certified Lifeguards for State Beaches and Parks

DEM Announces the Re-Opening of Shellfish Waters in Bristol Harbor Beginning at Sunrise on April 12, 2014

RI's Wildlife Action Plan Update: List of Species to Conserve has been Updated

DEM to Hold State Arbor Day Ceremony at Meeting Street on Friday, April 25

DEM Announces Two Pesticide Disposal Events in April

DEM Accepting Grant Applications for Boat Pump-Out Facilities until May 7th

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

DEM Announces Shellfish Closure in Bristol Harbor Effective Immediately Due to Heavy Rains and Elevated Flows and Bacterial Levels from Bristol Plant

March 2014

DEM Announces New Emergency Closure of Shellfishing Areas in Point Judith Pond and Potters Pond as a Result of Excessive Rainfall and Runoff

DEM Stocks 80,000 Trout in Advance of April 12 Opening of Freshwater Fishing Season

DEM Awards $16,850 in Grants for Community-Based Earth Day Cleanup Projects

DEM To Hold Public Workshops in Tiverton and Exeter on April 1 & April 2 on Proposed Hunting, Freshwater Fishing, & Parks and Management Area Regulations

Goddard Park Golf Course Recognized for Its Commitment to Sustainable Environmental Practices

DEM, NBC Announce Temporary Closure of Phase I Combined Sewer Overflow Tunnel in Order to Complete Connection of the Woonasquatucket CSO Interceptors

DEM Announces Availability of Up to $5 Million in Open Space Grants for Land Preservation Projects

February 2014

DEM & RIRRC Offering Small Grants for 2014 Earth Day Cleanup Projects

Governor Chafee and R.I. DEM Announce $200,000 in Grants to Strengthen Local Food Systems

DEM Announces February 27 Public Meeting to Discuss Ways to Restore Water Quality in Scott Pond

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

Rhode Islanders Invited to Free February School Vacation Activities at DEM Facilities

January 2014

Boat Registration Renewal, Boater Education Information, and Seasonal Job Applications Available at DEM Booth at Providence Boat Show

DEM Announces New Commercial Fishing License Opportunities and Program Changes

DEM Announces Appointment of Brian M. Moore, P.E. as New Chief of Groundwater and Wetland Protection

DEM and Its Partners Take Action for Wildlife

DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife Announces Second Annual Deer Hunt on Black Rock-Rodman's Hollow Property on Block Island

DEM Announces That Reconstruction of Galilee Boat Ramp Is Underway; Project Will Improve Access to Popular Facility

Additional RI Ponds Stocked by DEM for the Winter Fishing Season

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

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