State Government Press Releases

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05/09/2017
Support efforts to strengthen local shellfish stocks, promote growth of local food economy PROVIDENCE As part of continued efforts to support a strong shellfish industry in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is conducting two quahog transplants this...
05/08/2017
$6.4 million available to address stormwater, flooding statewide PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today $6.4 million in matching grants is available to help communities reduce flooding, control stormwater, and strengthen Rhode Island's climate...
05/05/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reports that moderate to high concentrations of gypsy moth caterpillars are expected this spring across the state. While a nuisance, the caterpillars do not pose a public health threat and will eventually die off naturally.
05/04/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold a public workshop and public hearing this month to discuss proposed changes to regulations governing freshwater fishing, falconry, hunting, and parks and management areas. WHAT: Public workshop on...
05/02/2017
Reduced parking fees remain in effect at state beaches, Some facilities open May 13 with weekend hours PROVIDENCE Beach season kicks off this month in Rhode Island, with reduced parking fees in effect at state facilities. Again this year, daily beach parking for residents will be $6.00 on...
04/26/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) in partnership with the Rhode Island Tree Council, the City of Providence, and National Grid will hold a special celebration on Friday to mark the 130th anniversary of Arbor Day. As part of the event, several Rhode...
04/26/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced Free Fishing Weekend will take place Saturday, May 6 Sunday, May 7. As part of the event, the public is invited to fish without a fishing license or trout conservation stamp in the state's freshwaters....
04/17/2017
PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting several events in celebration of Earth Day to encourage families to get outdoors and explore Rhode Island. Opportunities include birdwatching, a visit to a trout hatchery, and cleanups at state beaches in South...
04/14/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will conduct a controlled burn of 20 acres of Nicholas Farm Wildlife Management Area in Coventry this spring. The burn, conducted over three days, will help control underbrush as well as enhance wildlife habitat and support...
04/11/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reminds residents to remove potential food sources from their properties as black bears emerge from hibernation. Increasing bear populations in the region have led to more frequent sightings especially in rural areas of...