State Government Press Releases

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04/21/2014
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management has issued a Permit to Alter Freshwater Wetlands to the RI Airport Corporation (RIAC) for a runway safety improvement project at T.F. Green State Airport in Warwick. The permit, which also serves as a Water Quality Certification by the state...
04/21/2014
Community Works RI Receives 1 of 38 Earth Day Grants Awarded by DEM & RIRRC in 2014 PROVIDENCE - In celebration of Earth Day - April 22, 2014 - the Department of Environmental Management partnered with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to offer grants to organizers of local...
04/16/2014
Freshwater Fishing Licenses Not Needed to Fish in RI Freshwaters During This Special Weekend; Anglers Can Catch a Golden Rainbow Trout and Win a Prize PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 are free fishing days in Rhode Island....
04/15/2014
PROVIDENCE -- The Department of Environmental Management's Office of Compliance and Inspection has issued an Expedited Citation Notice (Notice) to 29 property owners who are in violation of requirements under the Rhode Island Cesspool Act of 2007. The Act applies to cesspools located within 200...
04/14/2014
Lifeguards Particularly Needed for State Swimming Facilities Including Lincoln Woods, Fort Adams, Goddard, Misquamicut, Scarborough and East Matunuck PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is continuing its efforts to fill certified lifeguard positions in Rhode Island for...
04/11/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has announced that the emergency closure of the waters of Bristol Harbor and waters in the vicinity of Hog Island that were closed to shellfishing due to high flows and high fecal coliform levels in effluent discharged from the Bristol...
04/11/2014
PROVIDENCE Over the course of the last year, many of our state's highly respected natural resource and wildlife specialists worked diligently to determine the Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) in Rhode Island. This list identifies those wildlife species that are in decline or...
04/11/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management announces that the Rhode Island Arbor Day ceremony will be held this year on Friday, April 25 at Meeting Street located at 1000 Eddy Street in Providence. The 10 a.m. event will include a speaking program, an Arbor Day presentation by...
04/09/2014
Business Community Can Dispose of Obsolete Pesticides at Collection Events to be held in North Kingstown and Middletown PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture will hold two collection events in April for businesses to properly dispose of obsolete...
04/07/2014
$200,000 in Federal Clean Vessel Act Funds is Now Available PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that it is now accepting applications from public and private marinas, yacht clubs and municipalities to construct, replace, retrofit and maintain marine pump-out boats...