Department of Enivronmental Management http://ripr.org en New Grants Available For Farming And Fishing http://ripr.org/post/new-grants-available-farming-and-fishing <p>Small and beginning farmers and fishermen have until April 1 to apply for new grant money available to help them grow and promote their businesses.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The governor’s office and the Department of Environmental Management announced a <a href="http://www.rifoodcouncil.org/lasaFAQ">new program </a>with more than $200,000 in grants to make the state’s local food system stronger. The grant program was established by the <a href="http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE2/2-25/INDEX.HTM">Local Agriculture and Seafood Act</a> (LASA) of 2012.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:34:45 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29426 at http://ripr.org New Grants Available For Farming And Fishing RI DEM Announces Plans To Cut Down Exploding Deer Population http://ripr.org/post/ri-dem-announces-plans-cut-down-exploding-deer-population <p>The state Department of Environmental Management has announced plans to cull the population of Virginia white-tailed deer on Block Island.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The density of white-tailed deer on Block Island is estimated at 80 to 100 per square mile.&nbsp; That’s eight to ten times the desirable level so the state Department of Environmental Management has decided to cull the herd.</p><p>The DEM’s Catherine Sparks says they’ll hire professional sharp shooters to kill some of the deer early next year.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:52:49 +0000 Flo Jonic 24501 at http://ripr.org RI DEM Announces Plans To Cut Down Exploding Deer Population More Mosquito Pools Test Positive for West Nile in RI http://ripr.org/post/more-mosquito-pools-test-positive-west-nile-ri <p>Three more mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile virus. The positive results were from mosquitoes trapped in the Smith Hill area of Providence, in the southern section of East Providence, and in central North Kingstown. All of the mosquitoes were of a species that feeds on birds and mammals.</p><p></p><p>The Department of Environmental Management says these findings are not unexpected this time of year.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:50:45 +0000 Flo Jonic 21874 at http://ripr.org More Mosquito Pools Test Positive for West Nile in RI