State Government Press Releases

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05/25/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking 20 ponds and rivers across Rhode Island with some 6,000 trout in advance of Memorial Day weekend - a popular time for recreational fishing. As part of a larger network of recreational opportunities in the...
05/25/2016
Providence, Rhode Island, May 24, 2016 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels in southern portions of Rhode Island, including Kent, Washington, and Newport Counties during the afternoon and late into the evening hours on...
05/24/2016
New Rules Broaden Composting Categories, Streamline Permitting Process DEM today announced it recently amended regulations on composting facilities and recycling of food waste. The amendments, under Solid Waste Regulations Number 1 (General Requirements) and Number 8 (Composting Facilities),...
05/23/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is administering conditional Non-Surf and Surf Lifeguard Certification tests beginning this week; lifeguard positions at all beaches and pools in Rhode Island require certification and special training in...
05/20/2016
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced its annual Great Outdoors Pursuit will kick off tomorrow on National Kids to Parks Day. As part of the Pursuit, families earn rewards for participating in scheduled outdoor events throughout the summer season.
05/19/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) joins partners across the U.S. and Canada to kick off National Safe Boating Week on Saturday - as part of the North American Wear It! Campaign. As part of the week's festivities, DEM is setting up a life-jacket loaner...
05/19/2016
Popular beaches throughout state now open during weekends PROVIDENCE -- The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced several popular beaches are now open during weekends. Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler State Beaches in Narragansett, and Misquamicut State...
05/16/2016
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) - in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other partners - will tour the newly reconstructed fishways along Saugatucket River in South...
05/10/2016
PROVIDENCE - As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Raimondo joined First Gentleman Andy Moffit, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and other partners today to mark the fifteenth anniversary of Agriculture "Ag" Day in Rhode Island;
05/06/2016
As part of her continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Raimondo will join the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and partners next week to mark the 15th anniversary of Agriculture Day in Rhode Island; as part of the event, over $200,000 in grants to...