State Government Press Releases

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07/22/2014
Workshop on Application Process to be Held on Wednesday, August 6 PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that up to $3.2 million in grants are available for local water quality protection and restoration projects that abate nonpoint sources of pollution and improve...
07/22/2014
RI Great Outdoors Pursuit Events Scheduled at Scarborough, Roger Wheeler and Misquamicut State Beaches in Conjunction with Bay Day PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that in conjunction with Bay Day, all Rhode Islanders and visitors can fish in Rhode Island salt...
07/22/2014
PROVIDENCE - Thanks to the generosity of a local sportsman, the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife has been able to replace bow hunting training equipment that is used to introduce and teach archery skills to students who participate in its Hunter Education...
07/21/2014
Those with Current Conditional Certification Must Also Take Test PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation will administer surf and non-surf lifeguard certification tests, beginning on August 4, to certify lifeguards for the year 2015. Any...
07/21/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 143 mosquito pools, or samples, from 34 traps set statewide during the week of July 7 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the RI Department of...
07/17/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Wright's Dairy Farm, Inc. of North Smithfield has been named Rhode Island's 2014 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee. Winning dairy farmers from each New England state will be honored...
07/15/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 149 mosquito pools, or samples, from 29 traps set statewide during the week of June 30 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the RI Department...
07/10/2014
PROVIDENCE - Beginning next week, visitors to several popular parks and recreation areas in Rhode Island will find bright orange and yellow tags with images of invasive forest insects hanging from maple and ash trees. Staff from the Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture...
07/07/2014
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 123 mosquito pools, or samples, from 21 traps set statewide during the week of June 23 are negative for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Test results are pending at the RI Department...
07/03/2014
Work is First Step in the Development of a New Coastal State Park at Rocky Point PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that demolition and site restoration work begins at Rocky Point this week. This work is the first step in the creation of a new coastal state park...