State Government Press Releases

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02/20/2017
PROVIDENCE - Quahog Week, which made its debut last year, returns March 20 - March 25, 2017. The week-long celebration highlights the importance of Rhode Island's wild harvest shellfish to the state's history, traditions, and economy. As part of the week, participating restaurants and markets will...
02/17/2017
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a series of events throughout February school vacation week to encourage families to get outdoors and explore Rhode Island. Opportunities include guided hikes, seal and birdwatching, and a visit to a trout...
02/06/2017
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a series of events throughout February school vacation week to encourage families to get outdoors and explore Rhode Island. Opportunities include guided hikes, seal and birdwatching, and a visit to a trout hatchery.
02/03/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is offering a free Boating Safety Challenge Exam at the Providence Boat Show which kicks off today at the Rhode Island Convention Center and runs through Sunday. The Exam, administered by the DEM Division of Law...
01/27/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that Conditional Area B in Upper Narragansett Bay will reopen to shellfish harvesting at sunrise tomorrow, Saturday, January 28; the opening comes four days earlier than anticipated. The shellfish...
01/17/2017
Release a draft of the State's First Comprehensive Food Strategy PROVIDENCE - As part of continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's local food economy and support Rhode Island families, First Gentleman Andy Moffit -together with Congressman Jim Langevin, the Rhode Island Department of...
01/13/2017
PROVIDENCE As part of continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's local food economy and support Rhode Island families, First Gentleman Andy Moffit together with Congressman Jim Langevin, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, the University of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island...
01/12/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will offer a wild game cooking class with Chef Andy Lussier of Culinary Connections and Addieville East Farm this month. WHEN: Sunday, January 29| 12:00 p.m. WHERE: DEM Division of Fish &...
01/10/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today $380,000 is available to help grow Rhode Island farm and food businesses and increase the competitiveness of local products in the marketplace. The funding is part of the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (...
01/09/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that deer hunting season at Black Rock/Rodman Hollow on Block Island will open on Tuesday, January 17 through Friday, February 10. "Whether for food, sport, or leisure, hunting has a long tradition in Rhode...