State Government Press Releases

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07/01/2015
The Department of Environmental Management Director is pleased to announce the opening of the newly reconstructed boat ramp in Sakonnet Harbor in Little Compton. With cooperation from the Town of Little Compton, construction began in May to replace the original structure that was in poor condition.
06/29/2015
Campers and Vacationers Advised to use only Local Firewood PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is responsible for the early detection and surveillance of exotic invasive insect pests and preventing the establishment of these pests into the state. The Asian Longhorned Beetle (...
06/26/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Cottrell Homestead in West Kingston has been named Rhode Island's 2015 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee. Winning dairy farmers from each New England state will be honored at an...
06/26/2015
PROVIDENCE Safe boating patrols will be stepped up on June 26 to June 28 in a joint operation conducted by the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law Enforcement. The effort is part of Operation Dry Water, a coordinated national crackdown on Boating Under the Influence (BUI)....
06/26/2015
Conditional Area A & Conimicut Triangle Will Reopen at Sunrise on Friday, June 26 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Conditional Area A and Conimicut Triangle in Upper Narragansett Bay will re-open to shellfishing beginning at sunrise on Friday, June 26 -...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE - On Wednesday, July 1 at Champlin Scout Reservation, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Department of Environmental Management will host the second event of the 2015 Great Outdoors Pursuit. DEM and its partners will offer activities for children and families that teach skills, techniques and...
06/25/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that as of 9:00 a.m. Friday, June 26, the East Beach Sand Trail will be open for public access from the beginning of the sand trail up to camping area 1. This will allow for camping at 10 sites in camping area 1 (sites 1 - 10) and...
06/19/2015
PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit and Colonel Christopher Barron of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today joined U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Representative David Cicilline and federal, state, and local officials...
06/17/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is asking Rhode Islanders to assist its Division of Fish and Wildlife's wild turkey project by reporting any sightings of wild turkey hens with (or without) broods of young turkeys (poults). DEM biologists need the information to evaluate...
06/16/2015
PROVIDENCE - Angelo S. Liberti III, chief of surface water protection in the Department of Environmental Management's Office of Water Resources, is the recipient of Save The Bay's Environmental Achievement Award. Liberti was among six individuals recognized for their environmental work by the...