State Government Press Releases

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03/24/2017
Nearly $2 million available to help local businesses reduce emissions, improve air quality PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today $1.9 million in grants is available under the state's new Clean Diesel Fund to help local businesses reduce...
03/23/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that effective at sunrise on Friday, March 24, it will lift the emergency shellfishing closure for areas of Rhode Island Sound, lower Narragansett Bay south of the Newport Pell and Jamestown Verrazzano...
03/20/2017
PROVIDENCE As part of continued efforts to support growth of the local food economy and in honor of Rhode Island's fishing heritage, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today declared March 20 25, 2017 Quahog Week in Rhode Island. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit joined state and food-industry...
03/16/2017
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today a series of free fly-tying workshops, beginning next week, at public libraries in Middletown, Little Compton and Portsmouth. The classes, designed for beginning and intermediate fly-tiers ages 10 and older,...
03/13/2017
PROVIDENCE Quahog Week is just around the corner, and organizers are preparing for a week full of delicious food from local eateries and markets and fun events. On Saturday, March 25, the week will conclude with a special Official Beer of the Clam wrap party. This free event will take place at...
03/13/2017
Projects create 10+ new miles of bikeway, improve connections and safety across the network PROVIDENCE - As part of continued efforts to grow Rhode Island's green economy, Governor Gina Raimondo, along with First Gentleman Andy Moffit and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental...
03/09/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising residents of increased fire danger today for all of Rhode Island. Residents are advised to be cautious when disposing of wood, coal stove, and fireplace ashes. The National Weather Service issued a special...
03/09/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), along with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will begin preparations for a study of anadromous river herring in the Blackstone River today. The telemetry study, which will track fish...
03/08/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's Divisions of Law Enforcement and Fish & Wildlife will be at this weekend's New England Saltwater Fishing Show (Booth 114 and 115), offering saltwater fishing licenses and information on boating safety and education courses.
03/07/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and its partners will kick off the Second Annual Rhode Island Quahog Week with a special launch event later this month. Quahog Week, which runs March 20 25, highlights the importance of Rhode Island's wild harvest shellfish to...