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June 2018
1 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! For the first few weeks, the Markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup. As traditional local summer crops become available, more vendors will participate. Learn more.
2 FREE Family Fun Day at the Audubon Society of RI Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol. Thanks to the Citizens Bank Foundation, the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium is open free to the public the first Saturday of every month. Join Audubon for crafts, nature stories, animal discoveries, hikes and more. No need to register. The June theme is Pollinator Palooza. The nature center is open 9:00 - 5:00 with activities taking place between 10:00 - 2:00. Facility and trails are stroller friendly. This event is part of the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit.
2 Third Thursday Hike – Weeden Farm, South Kingstown at 8:30 AM. Join South Kingstown Land Trust for a guided hike every 3rd Thursday at on a featured SKLT trail. View directions and map of Weeden Trail. Please check SKLT’s website in case of foul weather. This event is part of the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit.
3 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Narragansett, Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! For the first few weeks, the Markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup. As traditional local summer crops become available, more vendors will participate. Learn more.
5, 12 & 19 Community Fly Tying Program at Glocester Manton Public Library. DEM Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Aquatic Resource Education program invites participants to learn how to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks to then use them at a private fly fishing event. No experience is necessary, and a fishing license is not required to participate in this program. Families with children 10 and older are encouraged to attend. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own. Attend one or all - A different fly will be made at each class! Registration is required. Scott.Travers@dem.ri.gov or visit the DEM Aquatic Resource Education page.
6 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Route 103 on the East Providence/Barrington line, Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! For the first few weeks, the Markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup. As traditional local summer crops become available, more vendors will participate. Learn more.
8 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! For the first few weeks, the Markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup. As traditional local summer crops become available, more vendors will participate. Learn more.
8 Firearms Familiarization Course 5 PM to 9 PM at RI Fish & Wildlife Education Center – 1-B Camp E-Hun-Tee Place, Exeter. Participants will learn about different types of firearms, as well as safe handeling, loading/unloading, field stripping, cleaning, and proper storage. There is no live fire at this event. Space is limited, so those wishing to participate must register in advance. To register, contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov or call 539-0019 View flyer
10 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Narragansett, Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! For the first few weeks, the Markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup. As traditional local summer crops become available, more vendors will participate. Learn more.
13 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Route 103 on the East Providence/Barrington line, Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! For the first few weeks, the Markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup. As traditional local summer crops become available, more vendors will participate. Learn more.
15 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! For the first few weeks, the Markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup. As traditional local summer crops become available, more vendors will participate. Learn more.
17 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Narragansett, Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! For the first few weeks, the Markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup. As traditional local summer crops become available, more vendors will participate. Learn more.
20 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Route 103 on the East Providence/Barrington line, Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! For the first few weeks, the Markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup. As traditional local summer crops become available, more vendors will participate. Learn more.
22 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! For the first few weeks, the Markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup. As traditional local summer crops become available, more vendors will participate. Learn more.
23 Ladies Fly Fishing Day 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – CLASS FULL Fly fishing instructors from Rhode Island and Massachusetts will be present to teach women how to fly fish in a hands-on, safe and non-competitive environment. This fun program will focus on equipment needs, fly-tying, and fly-casting. Participants will then fish a stocked pond to try out their new skills. This FREE program is sponsored by Trout Unlimited Chapters, The Wood River Fly Fishing Association, United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, and RIDEM’s Aquatic Resource Education program. Limited space available; Registration is required. Questions? Contact Jessica Pena at Jessica.Pena@dem.ri.gov.
24 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Narragansett, Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! For the first few weeks, the Markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup. As traditional local summer crops become available, more vendors will participate. Learn more.
24 Lafayette Fish Hatchery Tours, North Kingstown from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The Lafayette Fish Hatchery is one of three hatcheries where DEM raises fish until they are stocked in the state's waters. During the tours, personnel from DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife will explain the functions and procedures of the Hatchery as well as the life stages of fish. This event is part of the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit.
26, 27 & 28 RISAA's 3rd Annual 3-Day Youth Fishing Camp at Rocky Point State Park. Summer is almost here and there is no better time to get kids interesting in fishing! The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA) invites kids aged 7-12 to participate in their 3rd Annual 3-Day Youth Fishing Camp. Fishing takes place from shore, small boats, and onboard a charter boat. This FREE program is sponsored Sponsored by RISAA and RI DEM Division of Fish and Wildlife Aquatic Resource Education program. Space is limited to 50 children, ages 7-12; View the flyer for full details. Questions? Contact Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association at FishingCamp@risaa.org.
27 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Route 103 on the East Providence/Barrington line, Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! For the first few weeks, the Markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup. As traditional local summer crops become available, more vendors will participate. Learn more.
29 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! For the first few weeks, the Markets primarily will offer bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup. As traditional local summer crops become available, more vendors will participate. Learn more.
30 Saltwater Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Event for Veterans at Mettatuxett Yacht Club- 36 South River Drive, Narragansett. Dare To Dream Ranch and DEM's Aquatic Resource Education Office are offering a course to teach interested veterans how to tie saltwater flies and fly fish in salt water. Whether you are a beginner interested in learning or have some experience with fly tying and fly fishing, join us for a day of learning about saltwater fly fishing. We will tie flies and practice casting at the Mettatuxett Yacht Club then head out to the Narrow River to catch fish using the flies you have tied. All tying materials & fishing equipment will be provided.Waders available.There is no charge for the event. Registration is required so that we can have enough materials and equipment for all participants. Children over 13 years old and military spouses are invited to attend. To register: Call Cyndi at 401-871-2332 and leave your name, phone number and email. An email will be sent to you to confirm your spot at the event and provide directions. Learn more.
June 2018: Public Meetings, Hearings & Workshops
4 RI Marine Fisheries Council Meeting - Proposed amendments to Regulations: Monday, June 4 View information.
6 Monthly meeting of the RI Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities: Wednesday, June 6
9:30 AM | Room 280 at DEM's headquarters at 235 Promenade St., Providence (directions). This regular monthly meeting focuses on current Board business, such as the disposition of applications by individuals applying for wastewater operator licensure in Rhode Island. Matters before the Board may also include revisions to regulations, requirements for certification to be imposed on individuals or municipalities, and other advisory opinions. The public is welcome to attend. If communication assistance is needed or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation, please contact Traci Pena at 401-222-4700 ext. 2410 or Traci.Pena@dem.ri.gov at least two business days prior to the meeting.
11 Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council (EC4): June 11 at 2:30 PM Monthly meeting of the The EC4 is scheduled to meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the RI DEM Headquarters in Providence in Room 300. Learn more
26 Public Hearing re: Proposed Amendments to Water Quality Regulations to collect public comments concerning the proposed rulemaking will commence at 10:00 AM on June 26, 2018, at the Room 280, at the Department of Environmental Management Offices, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908. View proposed rule

Rev. 5/10/2018