State Government Press Releases

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06/16/2015
Local Team's Skills and Training for Wastewater-collections Proficiency Contest Prevails over Other Teams from New England PROVIDENCE - A team of five Rhode Island wastewater treatment operators finished first place overall in a prestigious contest of wits, strength, speed and endurance...
06/11/2015
Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, along with their kids, will host over 140 participants in the state's first Capital Campout on Saturday, June 13 at Lincoln Woods State Park. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has invited children...
06/11/2015
PROVIDENCE - Have you ever wondered how those littlenecks ended up behind the seafood window of your local grocery store? Did you know that as a Rhode Island resident you can harvest your own clams recreationally without a license? Here is your chance to learn how to dig for clams, what type of...
06/11/2015
Providence, Rhode Island, June 11, 2015 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in portions of Rhode Island during the afternoon on Thursday. A very hot and humid air mass with west to southwest winds will be present at...
06/11/2015
PROVIDENCE -- The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will launch the 2015 Great Outdoors Pursuit at Lincoln Woods State Park this Saturday, June 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will feature a BoldrDash obstacle course, rock climbing wall, kayaking and kids' fishing. A...
06/08/2015
PROVIDENCE - Scott Millar, the Department of Environmental Management's Administrator for Sustainable Watersheds, is the recipient of Grow Smart Rhode Island's Smart Growth Award for Outstanding Smart Growth Policies/Plans. Millar received the award during Grow Smart Rhode Island's fourth annual...
06/05/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Department of Health (HEALTH) are advising people who live in the Rathbun Street area of Woonsocket that a feral cat in the area tested positive for rabies. The cat was a thin, male, brown tabby, and lived in a feral colony. The...
06/02/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that in order to provide protection for endangered piping plovers, public access to the East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area Sand Trail will be restricted to pedestrian traffic only beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 2 until a...
05/29/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Food Policy Council (RIFPC) announce the 2015 recipients of the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) Grants Program. A total of $210,000 is being awarded this year to 15 recipients, including $20,000 to be used...
05/26/2015
Large Selection of Local Foods Available for Sampling PROVIDENCE - To recognize the importance of the state's $2.5 billion agriculture and green industries, the Department of Environmental Management will host Rhode Island Agriculture Day at the State House on Thursday, May 28. DEM will...