State Government Press Releases

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05/26/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management held a special ceremony today to mark completion of a new beach pavilion at Lincoln Woods State Park. Beginning tomorrow, the beach will be open daily with all new concessions, restroom and shower facilities, an expanded nature...
05/25/2017
Restrictions for portions of Upper Narragansett Bay lifted for first time in 70 years PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced access to prime shellfishing areas has been expanded under the Department's annual shellfish harvesting...
05/25/2017
Reduced parking fees remain in effect at state beaches PROVIDENCE All state beaches will be open daily, beginning this Saturday, May 27. Reduced parking fees remain in effect, with daily parking rates of $6.00 for residents on weekdays and $7.00 on weekends and holidays. A season pass is $30....
05/19/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a special ceremony next week to mark completion of a new beach pavilion at Lincoln Woods State Park. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the beach will be open daily with all new concessions, restroom and shower...
05/19/2017
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, May 20 as part of the North American Wear It! Campaign. As part of the week's festivities, DEM Environmental Police...
05/17/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with its partners, today awarded over $200,000 to 21 local food businesses as part of its annual Agriculture "Ag" Day celebration at the State House. The awards, funded under the Local Agriculture & Seafood Act (...
05/17/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels in portions of Rhode Island, including Providence, Kent, and Bristol Counties during the afternoon and late into the evening hours on Wednesday, May 17. The very warm...
05/16/2017
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced its annual Great Outdoors Pursuit will kick off this Saturday on National Kids to Parks Day with a scavenger hunt and guided hike. As part of the Pursuit, now in its ninth season, families earn rewards for...
05/10/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public hearing this month in Providence to discuss proposed changes to regulations governing freshwater fishing, falconry, hunting, and parks and management areas. WHAT: Public hearing on draft...
05/09/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement today announced the arrest of Brian Briggs, age 56, of South Kingstown. Briggs was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in violent crime, killing/possessing a protected bird,