State Government Press Releases

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12/21/2015
Conditional Area A Will Reopen at Noon on December 18 CONDITIONAL SHELLFISH AREA A IN UPPER NARRAGANSETT BAY NOW OPEN PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that Conditional Area A in Upper Narragansett Bay is now open to shellfishing - four days earlier than...
12/21/2015
More than 80 percent of the island now protected for environmental conservation PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and Prudence Conservancy,...
12/17/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is holding a special ceremony today to mark construction on a new "green" beach pavilion at Lincoln Woods State Park. Lincoln Woods, located just outside the Providence metro area, is one of Rhode Island's most popular state parks,
12/04/2015
Current Narragansett Police Chief Assumes Mantle Next Month PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced today Dean Hoxsie, the current Chief of the Narragansett Police Department, has been hired to lead its Division of Law Enforcement, effective next month....
11/05/2015
A Total of $244,109 Will Be Invested to Support Specialty Crop Production and Sales in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announced today the award of farm viability grants to six Rhode Island-based groups working to support local farmers; the grants, totaling $...
10/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law Enforcement would like to speak with anyone who has pertinent information or video related to a fatal boating collision that occurred last month in the waters off Westerly near Napatree Point. On September 22, 2015,...
10/20/2015
PROVIDENCE - In advance of the winter season, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding state agencies, municipalities and businesses to begin planning for potential snow disposal sites. Finding a suitable place to store the snow collected from roadways, parking...
10/20/2015
Innovative Program Attracts Treatment Operators From Across the State PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it will host its popular Wastewater Management Boot Camp again this year. The first-of-its-kind program is a model nationally, adapted...
10/13/2015
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from all 81 mosquito pools, or samples, from 37 traps set statewide on September 28 are confirmed negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Due to negligible numbers of...
10/08/2015
Some 6,600 hatchery-raised trout stocked in ponds and rivers throughout state. Just in time for Columbus Day weekend, the Department of Environmental Management announced it is stocking ponds and rivers across Rhode Island with some 6,600 brown and brook trout. "Fishing is a popular outdoor...