DEM http://ripr.org en RI Lakes And Ponds Stocked For Winter Fishing http://ripr.org/post/ri-lakes-and-ponds-stocked-winter-fishing <p>The state Department of Environmental Management is stocking six Rhode Island ponds with brook trout for the winter fishing season.&nbsp; According to a press release, the agency is stocking six ponds with 1,000 brook trout. This is on top of the 2,000 trout that were stocked last month.</p><p>Anglers are required to carry a current fishing license and a Trout Conservation Stamp. The daily bag limit currently stands at two fish per day.</p><p>Anglers are forbidden from wearing felt-soled footgear, as it promotes the spread of invasive species.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:03:30 +0000 Flo Jonic 27274 at http://ripr.org RI Lakes And Ponds Stocked For Winter Fishing Trout Being Stocked in Rhode Island for Fall Fishing Season http://ripr.org/post/trout-being-stocked-rhode-island-fall-fishing-season <p>The state Department of Environmental Management has begun stocking approximately 6,000 brown and brook trout for the fall freshwater fishing season.</p><p></p><p>Trout stocking was delayed this year due to elevated water temperatures. In addition, an infestation of blue-green algae prevented the department from stocking trout in Melville Ponds in Portsmouth.</p><p>A current fishing license is required for anglers 15 years of age and older wishing to catch a fish.&nbsp; License fees cost $18 for Rhode Island residents.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:53:07 +0000 Flo Jonic 22830 at http://ripr.org Trout Being Stocked in Rhode Island for Fall Fishing Season More Mosquito Samples in RI Test Positive for EEE http://ripr.org/post/more-mosquito-samples-ri-test-positive-eee <p>Test results from two mosquito pools in Rhode Island have come back positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. This is the second time EEE has been confirmed in the state this year.</p><p></p><p>The samples came from traps set in Tiverton and Westerly.&nbsp; The Department of Environmental Management says the findings aren’t surprising for this time of year, and it’s likely that EEE is present in other parts of the state.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:05:20 +0000 Catherine Welch 21428 at http://ripr.org More Mosquito Samples in RI Test Positive for EEE RI Mosquitoes Test Positive for EEE http://ripr.org/post/ri-mosquitoes-test-positive-eee <p>For the first time this year, mosquitoes trapped in Rhode Island have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a virus characterized by the sudden onset of&nbsp; headache, high fever, chills and vomiting. &nbsp;A second mosquito batch has tested positive for West Nile Virus.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:43:00 +0000 Flo Jonic 21194 at http://ripr.org Cooling Centers Open for Public http://ripr.org/post/cooling-centers-open-public <p>The State Department of Environmental Management has listed the local communities that have opened public cooling centers.&nbsp; The centers are meant for those seeking some relief from the heat and humidity.&nbsp;</p><p>RIEMA spokesperson Annemarie Beardsworth states that there are various public venues people can turn to for a break from the weather.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:28:43 +0000 Talia Ghazal 18126 at http://ripr.org DEM: Mosquitoes Are Out in Full Force This Weekend http://ripr.org/post/dem-mosquitoes-are-out-full-force-weekend <p>If you’re going outdoors this weekend, as many of us will, you’ll want to protect yourself against mosquito bites. The state Department of Environmental Management is reporting the largest crop of mosquitos in at least 21 years.&nbsp;</p><p>The reason: heavy rains last month.&nbsp; The warm, dry air mass that’s with us now is slowly killing the mosquito population, but the DEM’s Alan Gettman said they’ll be bad this weekend, particularly at fireworks shows.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:28:11 +0000 Flo Jonic 17854 at http://ripr.org Invasive Beetle and Borer: "We're Pretty Much Surrounded" http://ripr.org/post/invasive-beetle-and-borer-were-pretty-much-surrounded <p>The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is once again urging summer campers <em>not</em> to move firewood from outside the state. That’s to keep from spreading a couple of tree-killing invasive insects, which, so far, haven’t shown up in Rhode Island. But this year, they’re closer than ever.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:38:24 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17612 at http://ripr.org Invasive Beetle and Borer: "We're Pretty Much Surrounded" DEM: Raccoon Brought Inside Home Exposed 11 People to Rabies http://ripr.org/post/dem-raccoon-brought-inside-home-exposed-11-people-rabies <p>The state Department of Environmental Management says a baby raccoon found in Coventry has tested positive for rabies. The animal was found May 29<sup>th</sup> in a rural area.&nbsp;</p><p>A family brought it into their home where it had contact with several adults and one child.&nbsp; Nine Rhode Islanders and two individuals from Connecticut who had known contact with the animal are now being treated for rabies exposure.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:34:30 +0000 Flo Jonic 16476 at http://ripr.org