State Government Press Releases

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05/02/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it has enacted new regulations to help prevent the illegal harvest and sale of Atlantic striped bass. The new rules, outlined in Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Regulations, Part XII Striped Bass, require...
04/29/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) - in partnership with Senator Jack Reed, Rhode Island Tree Council, National Grid, and the Newport Tree Society - held a special celebration today to mark the 129th anniversary of Arbor Day. A tulip tree was planted on the...
04/27/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the Town of Westerly will begin aerial application of mosquito larvicide across 500 acres of Chapman Swamp and nearby swamplands tomorrow. Spraying will take place between 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; rain date is...
04/27/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) - in partnership with Senator Jack Reed, RI Tree Council, National Grid, and the Newport Tree Society - will hold a special celebration this Friday to mark the 129th anniversary of Arbor Day. In addition to a tree planting,...
04/22/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to get outdoors and get active tomorrow for Earth Day. Community cleanups are scheduled around the state, and plentiful recreational opportunities will be offered. "Rhode Island has a wide...
04/18/2016
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is hosting a series of fly-fishing clinics, beginning tomorrow. The sessions range from free, introductory classes for children to advanced instruction for experienced anglers. "Over the years, DEM has...
04/18/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) next week to promote boating education. As part of the "Spring Aboard" campaign, discounts will be offered on several safety courses...
04/13/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public workshop next week on the proposed freshwater fishing and hunting regulations for the 2016-2017 season; the new rules incorporate waterfowl into hunting guidelines, eliminating the need for a separate...
04/06/2016
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds residents to remove any backyard food sources that may attract black bears as they emerge from hibernation in search of food. Residents - particularly those in rural areas of Providence, Kent and Washington...
04/05/2016
Some 80,000 trout stocked in ponds, rivers across state, including three new locations PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today it is expanding its trout stocking program this year to include three new locations; as part of Opening Day...