State Government Press Releases

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05/29/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Food Policy Council (RIFPC) announce the 2015 recipients of the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) Grants Program. A total of $210,000 is being awarded this year to 15 recipients, including $20,000 to be used...
05/26/2015
Large Selection of Local Foods Available for Sampling PROVIDENCE - To recognize the importance of the state's $2.5 billion agriculture and green industries, the Department of Environmental Management will host Rhode Island Agriculture Day at the State House on Thursday, May 28. DEM will...
05/22/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife announces that registration is open for two workshops on freshwater fly-fishing. Hosted by the Division's Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) program, an introductory workshop on freshwater fly-fishing will be...
05/21/2015
Water Quality Improvements Lead to Reclassification of Two Areas in Newport and Westerly from Prohibited to Approved for Shellfish Harvesting PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that as a result of improved water quality conditions, two areas that have been closed...
05/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation is administering conditional Non-Surf and Surf Lifeguard Certification tests on May 20 and May 21, and again next month. Lifeguard positions all require certification and special training in first aid, CPR,
05/15/2015
DEM Environmental Police Officers to Conduct Boating Safety Inspections and Give Tokens for a Free Del's Lemonade to Children Wearing Life Jackets PROVIDENCE - Environmental police officers from the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law enforcement and boating safety...
05/15/2015
Public Hearing to Be Held in Warwick on May 26 following Public Workshop PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold public workshops in Tiverton and Warwick in late May to discuss the proposed 2016-2017 freshwater fishing seasons and the...
05/11/2015
Bedding Plants, Flowers Available at Farmers' Markets for Mother's Day, Memorial Day PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that three farmers' markets located in state parks are now open on a weekly basis. For the first few weeks, the popular markets primarily will...
05/07/2015
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management announces that state beaches in South County will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning on Saturday, May 9. Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler and Misquamicut state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting,...
05/06/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Town of Westerly, as it has done on a routine basis each year since 1997, will apply granules of mosquito larvicide by helicopter to 500 acres of swamp to control mosquito breeding. The targeted areas are portions of Chapman Swamp and the swamp area adjacent to Hespar Drive. The...