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Bill, Beers, Bill, Bears, Bluebacks, Buckies. That’s no fluke…

If there’s water involved, Bill McCusker is willing to get wet. He’s a tireless volunteer and advocate, a guy who collects water samples for URI’s Watershed Watch, has happily volunteered countless hours to the Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association, dragged hoses and fought fires for the Richmond-Carolina Volunteer Fire Department, all while continuing to heft herring… Continue reading Bill, Beers, Bill, Bears, Bluebacks, Buckies. That’s no fluke…

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Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

House OKs Carson bill asking DEM to report on potential effects of Trump’s cuts to environmental funding How much can volunteers be expected to do to protect our environment? STATE HOUSE – The House of Representatives today approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson asking the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to… Continue reading Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

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River Herring Count at Rising Sun Mills

RIDEM has one more herring count site at Providence’s Rising Sun Mills. If you haven’t been there, it’s a real beauty of a refurbished mill whose owners have a sincere desire to help the Woonasquatucket River that flows through the backyard. Where others threw shopping carts and rolled car batteries down a lazy hill into a… Continue reading River Herring Count at Rising Sun Mills

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River Herring Need Your Help (and it’s easy!)

For all those interested in volunteering for our upcoming herring counts, the trainings for new volunteers (or those who would like a refresher course) are as follows: Warwick- Buckeye Brook: Thursday, March 23th, 5PM-6PM Saturday, March 25th, 10AM-11AM Training Site: Near the Northwest corner of the Knights of Columbus parking lot, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick… Continue reading River Herring Need Your Help (and it’s easy!)

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You can learn a lot from 6″ of water

Always an outdoors column on the move, this week we go electroshocking catfish in Attleboro, Ma., find out how much you can learn by looking into a five gallon bucket and enjoy a quick discussion on Napoleon’s wallpaper. Seriously. It’s difficult to connect an ankle deep river winding past a graveyard and an elementary school… Continue reading You can learn a lot from 6″ of water

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It all starts here, on the banks of a river

Peter Van Noppen organized his folding tables, behind him, the Woonasquatucket River. Peter was the fulcrum for a big day of cleaning, clipping and hauling along this one stretch of the historic river just behind the gloriously restored Rising Sun Mill. The Woony was once a force powering mills and their machines, then a dirty… Continue reading It all starts here, on the banks of a river

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A Fish Wrap Kind of Calendar

Everyone needs a calendar, especially one crammed with free space and a few penciled in notes about fishing contests and meetings to talk more about fishing. To o help keep us organized through the rush of this new season, here are a few key events and meetings to mark on your calendar.  April 30 and… Continue reading A Fish Wrap Kind of Calendar

alewives · dams · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

Striper Migration, Greg Sansone hits a home run & herring get a helping hand

The Spring striper migration has begun and from the doldrums of winter we quickly move to a packed spring calendar. Bass are really feeding in the salt ponds and rivers as water temperatures begin to march upwards. Avid fisherman Greg Sansone was in Maryland for a baseball game and when the weather postponed the match,… Continue reading Striper Migration, Greg Sansone hits a home run & herring get a helping hand

alewives · dams · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

turkeys and walls for lobsters? dam that tonald drump

  When you ask a person for an interview, even for just a few questions, the response typically is a pretty standard “sure” or “no thanks”. Lots of people enjoy getting their words or picture in the paper, though you do get the occasional, “Why don’t you mind your own business”. Last week, after approaching… Continue reading turkeys and walls for lobsters? dam that tonald drump

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bill mcwha, local hero. cole hosey, awesome fisherman

A circle on the calendar is one thing but when Benny’s Super Stores finally get the new fishing and hunting licenses from RIDEM, then we really know Spring’s Greatest Day is almost here. There always seems to be a lag between when our licenses expire, on the last day of February until when we can… Continue reading bill mcwha, local hero. cole hosey, awesome fisherman