Tuesday, April 30, 2013
No need for a fishing license or trout conservation stamp this weekend in Rhode Island.
Tuesday, April 30
For those who want to go fishing but still haven't picked up their fishing license, the state is giving you a freebie this weekend. On May 4 and 5, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has scheduled free fishing days throughout the state. Visitors and Rhode Island residents need not worry about getting their fishing license or a trout conservation stamp this weekend in freshwater areas. The offer does not extent to saltwater areas, however. DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife is holding a special fishing tournament on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carolina Trout Pond in Richmond where anglers have a chance to catch a coveted golden rainbow trout. DEM is stocking the pond with the Rhode Island hatchery-…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Department of Environmental Management will open the trout and freshwater fishing season on Saturday, April 13.
Fishing enthusiasts around the state will be up before dawn this Saturday in anticipation of the start of freshwater fishing season. The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife has announced that the beginning of the 2013 trout and general freshwater fishing season will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 13. More than 20,000 anglers are expected to turn out at dawn on opening day. DEM has stocked up more than 100 ponds and streams across the state with 80,000 hatchery-raised brook, brown and rainbow trout with an average weight of 1.5 lbs. There are several trout-stocked waters in the Johnston area that will open on Saturday for the season: For a complete list of trout-stocked waters, click here. “For …
Monday, February 18, 2013
A bald eagle found at the Johnston Central Landfill is being cared for in Wickford.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, February 18
According to vets in Wickford, they are currently taking care of a bald eagle found at the Johnston Central Landfill, after it was shot sometime before the blizzard. WPRI 12 first reported the story on Thursday night. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is investigating the incident – A federal act protects bald eagles, and harming one carries a penalty of up to $250,000 and two years in prison. According to The Providence Journal, vets at Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island believe the animal is suffering from lead poisoning because of a bullet wound. For the WRARI’s Facebook and updates on the eagle, click here.