State Government Press Releases

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01/19/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today deer hunting season at Black Rock/Rodman Hollow on Block Island is now open; the season runs through February 12. "We are proud to join the Town of New Shoreham to sponsor this annual hunt," said DEM...
01/19/2016
Nearly $400,000 to be invested in small businesses to foster innovation and growth of local food and agriculture PROVIDENCE - As part of its efforts to expand the green economy in Rhode Island and support working families, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced...
12/31/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it has awarded grants totaling $29,678 to two Rhode Island communities to fund removal of abandoned vessels from local waters. The grants, awarded to the Town of Portsmouth and the Watch Hill Fire District...
12/30/2015
Some 1,400 hatchery-raised trout stocked in ponds and rivers throughout state PROVIDENCE - Just in time for the winter fishing season, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds and rivers across Rhode Island with some 1,400 brown and brook trout. "We hope families...
12/30/2015
Guided nature tour kicks off at noon from Kelly House in Lincoln as part of National First Day Hikes Event PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a guided walking tour of the Blackstone River State Park and Bike Way, on New Year's Day. The three-...
12/28/2015
RI residents 16+ encouraged to apply for positions at parks, beaches around the state PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is now accepting applications for seasonal employment at state parks, beaches and campgrounds across the state. Various positions are...
12/23/2015
Funded projects promote economic growth, create jobs, and revitalize communities PROVIDENCE - As part of a continued focus on economic growth and putting people back to work in Rhode Island, Governor Raimondo joined the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) today to...
12/21/2015
Conditional Area A Will Reopen at Noon on December 18 CONDITIONAL SHELLFISH AREA A IN UPPER NARRAGANSETT BAY NOW OPEN PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Conditional Area A in Upper Narragansett Bay is now open to shellfishing - four days earlier than...
12/21/2015
More than 80 percent of the island now protected for environmental conservation PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and Prudence Conservancy,...
12/17/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is holding a special ceremony today to mark construction on a new "green" beach pavilion at Lincoln Woods State Park. Lincoln Woods, located just outside the Providence metro area, is one of Rhode Island's most popular state parks,