State Government Press Releases

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03/27/2015
Lifeguards Needed for All 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 a variety of seasonal employment positions at state parks,...
03/26/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation announces that the opening of the golf course at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick will be delayed this year due to impacts from the harsh winter. The golf course supervisor has determined that...
03/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management will hold an informational public meeting on Tuesday, March 31 to discuss a Source Water Protection Initiative for the Newport Water System's drinking water reservoirs. The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. in the lower level program room at...
03/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife has been receiving reports of bird mortality events throughout the state, primarily involving Canada geese. Wildlife biologists from the Division have inspected the dead geese at several locations and...
03/19/2015
Project was Funded by a DEM Farm Viability Grant PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that "Harvesting Rhode Island," a five-part pilot television series promoting Rhode Island-grown specialty crops, will air on RI PBS beginning this Sunday, March 22. Funding for...
03/18/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has announced that the waters of Bristol Harbor and waters in the vicinity of Hog Island that were closed to shellfishing due to a failure in the disinfection system at the Bristol Wastewater Treatment Plant are scheduled to re-open at...
03/18/2015
Grants Will Fund Cleanup Projects in 27 Rhode Island Communities PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and the JR Vinagro Corporation, has awarded 58 grants totaling $28,250 to organizers of local Earth Day...
03/18/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management today filed new regulations governing the Rhode Island recreational striped bass fishery for 2015. They establish a bag limit of one striped bass per person per day, at a 28-inch minimum size. The season will be open year-round. DEM...
03/16/2015
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management has announced that in addition to currently Prohibited waters within Bristol Harbor and surrounding Hog Island, the remaining waters of Bristol Harbor and in the vicinity of Hog Island will be closed to shellfish harvesting beginning at...
03/13/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife will hold a public workshop and public hearing in Providence on March 30 to discuss proposed amendments to Section 1.16 of the 2015-2016 Freshwater Fishing Regulations - Permit Requirements for Organizational...